Create a Fireball in After Effects

In this After Effects video tutorial I'll show you how to create a fireball. This tutorial uses 100% native plugins and effects, but you will need to download a free fireball effects preset from 

The secret to this tutorial is getting the fractals right. A lot of online tutorials use blurs to create their fire effects, but I found that using fractal noise and turbulent displace you can better simulate realistic fire. 

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  • An After Effects Project File (CS6 or Higher)

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Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!


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