How to Make a Colorful Gradient 3D Sphere in After Effects

Valeri Visuals shows how to make a gradient 3D sphere animation in Ae with stock plugins.

This new tutorial from Valeri Hudedatov (Valeri Visuals) shows how to turn a colorful, soft-focus gradient into a 3D sphere that animates in After Effects.

The tutorial covers using standard After Effects plugins to create the effect and animation, using motion tile, glows, blurs, and optics compensation tools. If you’re starting with After Effects, the tutorial also shows how powerful nested compositions are within a workflow for effects like this.

About Valeri Visuals.

Valeri Hudedatov is a freelance Motion Designer & Illustrator based in Israel. His passion lies in creating fresh and meaningful visual content, exploring new techniques, and working across various styles.