Adobe After Effects

After Effects Tutorial: Simple Energy Blast

In this tutorial VideoFort Don shows you how to create a blast effect using motion graphics in After Effects. Start out by making a new comp, VideoFort Don chose a comp size setting of 960 by 540. Then you are going to create a white solid the comps size, name it "Blast", and pre-compose it moving all attributes into the new comp and name the precomp "BlastPre". You need to change the new comp's size so that it is square, VideoFort Don does this by going into the comp's settings and changing its size to 960 by 960, you'll have to do the same for your Blast layer.