Easily Create Twinkling Stars animation in Adobe After Effects

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In this tutorial, you will learn to create Twinkling stars animation in Adobe After effects. After watching this tutorial you will be able to create your own twinkling stars within 5 minutes. You can use it in your projects.

Step 1: First of all open Adobe After Effects. Go to Composition and create a new composition. Set rename it to twinkling stars. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 Pixels. 30 frames per second, and set the duration to 10 sections.

Step 2: Go to the file menu > Import > Select the background of the stars. The drag and drop the image to the composition. Reduce the image size to fit the screen.

Step 3: Select the Stars Background layer then Press the Control D key on the keyboard to make it

Step 4: Go to the Effects and Presets, and search the effect curves.

Step 5: Drag and drop the Effect to the screen. We want to reduce the image brightness to see the bright stars.

Step 6: Go to the Layers Menu > New > and create a solid layer and rename it to Twinkle Map.

Step 7: Go to Effects and presets, and search for the effect called Turbulence Noise. Drag and drop to the black solid.

Change these settings: Change Fractal type to Dynamic to 650, Brightness -3, go under the sub settings change Sub influence to 75%, Sub-Scaling to 50%.

Step 8: Hold the ALT Key on the keyboard and click on the Evolution stopwatch icon to add an expression Then add +time*800.

Step 9: Change the Twinkle stars layer mode from normal to screen.

Step 10: Go to the track matte settings and set it to Luma Matte (Twinkle Map).

Step 11: Finally go to the effects and select glow effect. Drag and drop to the twinkle star layer. Set glow threshold to 80%, Glow radius to 35%, and intensity to 4%.

You can change the time up to 1000 to 2000.

We are done! Our Twinkling Stars animation is completed.

Here you can download the free Project file (File Size: 1 MB)

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