How to Create an Infinite Floor with Superluminal Stardust

Gui Esp shows how you can create an infinite floor with Superluminal Stardust in Adobe After Effects.

With modern renderers, the infinite floor object kind of went the way of the dodo. Still, if you are trying to create nice and clean floors that have no end in After Effects with a 3D plugin like Superluminal Stardust, that doesn’t mean that it is impossible. Check out this new tutorial from Brazillian Motion Designer and Instructor Guilherme Machado who shows how to do it.

Of course, the infinite floor effect in the tutorial is a bit of a trick because the floor isn’t an “infinite” object at all. That would be highly inefficient for renders. Instead, it’s a simple trick that makes a standard plane object the same color as the background in After Effects. Machado has it down to six easy steps:

  • Add 3D Text Model Node
  • Add Floor Model Node
  • Floor Model: Increase X and Y Size
  • Mat Floor: Set Diffuse Amount to “0”
  • Create a Solid Background Layer
  • Mat Floor:  Emissive Texture: Select Background Layer

Stardust is a fantastic tool for After Effects. It gives users a modern and intuitive way to create detailed and intricate particle effects. What’s best is that it comes with a ton of practical presets that you can use as a starting point for your work. Superluminal Stardust includes the Ae plugin and two render nodes for $249.00.