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A glowing black hole with accretion disc in space, made in After Effects with the "Black Hole" template.

Black Hole

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. Simply customize their look with the 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 main promo video, 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. 

    • Works on both Mac or PC. No plugins required. Compatible with Adobe After Effects CC 2020 (17.x), and all later versions. 
    • This template has been "universalized", meaning it will work in After Effects running in other languages.
    • The comps in this template are 4K (3840x2160). The comp resolution can be changed in the "Composition Settings" panel, and the effects will work the same.
    • The included star and galaxy images are public domain, 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 adjustments. This template is compatible with version CC 2020 (17.0) as well as all later versions of After Effects.

    The Black Hole template contains copyrighted intellectual property, and 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.

    Positive and/or negative feedback is appreciated. Use the contact page to send me a message.

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