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Black Hole for After Effects - Make Custom Black Hole Animations
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What is it?

Black Hole allows you to easily and quickly create high-quality black hole animations in Adobe After Effects. Designed with customization in mind, this template includes a 3D black hole, complete with a curved 3D accretion disc, orbiting cloud matter, and warping of the stars behind the black hole. All you need to do is customize their look with easy-to-use controls, then animate your camera and render. The 360° star background gives you the freedom to create elaborate camera movements, and view the black hole from different angles. Also included are the comps for all seven animations from the video above, including an effect that imitates stars and matter being sucked down a 3D funnel.


It's notoriously difficult to create a black hole in After Effects, but this finished effect will save you days of work, and the video tutorial walks you through everything you need to know.  Modeled after scientifically accurate simulations from NASA, this template is a no-brainer for anyone needing black hole animations – AE professionals and novices alike. 


Create custom, 3D black hole animations in After Effects!

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  • 3D Black Hole Effect  Modeled after NASA simulations, the black hole has a spinning accretion disc that is curved in three dimensions, orbiting cloud matter, a photon ring, and warping of the background stars. All elements are made entirely in After Effects, and are completely customizable.

  • Finished Animations  Included are the comps for seven finished black hole animations, as seen in the demo video above.

  • Easy Customization  With over 50 customization controls, you can adjust the look of all the components of the black holeThe video tutorial below, as well as written instructions found throughout the template, walk you through how the effects is set up, and how to customize it. 

  • 360° Star Background  Choose from the included star images, or use your own image. The 360-degree stars allow you to view the black hole from any angle.

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Learn how to create your own black hole animation in After Effects.

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Need to Know

  • This template is compatible with Adobe After Effects, v.17.0 (2020) and all later versions. The 3D particle effect used to create the orbiting clouds will only work in AE 2024 or later. Works on both PCs and Macs. No plugins required. 

  • The effects are compatible in any resolution - simply change the comp dimensions in the Composition Settings panel.

  • This template has been "universalized", so it will work in After Effects running in any language.

  • Included space images courtesy of NASA.

The Black Hole template is not a plugin, so there is nothing to install. Rather, it's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because most of the work is already done and the user needs only to make their own customizations. This template is compatible with version 17.0 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

Black Hole contains copyrighted intellectual property. The animations you create with this product are 100% yours and can be used for commercial purposes, but the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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