Youproof is a videodesign marketplace posts some insights as to how their “Optimir” collection was created. Using Trapcode Mir in After Effects, they were able to create content for their op-art collection of high contrast, flowing abstract shapes.
Trapcode Mir is a plugin for After Effects that will give you the ability to work with 3D surfaces directly in After Effects, with instant feedback. Mir has the ability to create abstract shapes by displacing a plane using a greyscale image.
You can also animate the displacement pretty easily in After Effects, that will give you all kinds of great possibilities for design elements with Trapcode Mir.