Sparkling Star Animation in Adobe After effects

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If you are looking to create a Sparkling star animation then this short tutorial is best for you. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a sparkling star night sky animation in Adobe After Effects without using any third-party plugins.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open adobe after effects. Go to the composition Menu and create a new composition. Rename it to Twinkling Stars or whatever you like. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels and frame rate to 30 frames per second and duration to 20 seconds.

Step 2: Create a new solid layer. Go to the Layers Menu > New > Select the Solid. Rename it to the background.

Step 3: Go to Effects and Presets, and search for the effect gradient ramp. Drag and drop the gradient ramp effect to the screen and change the second color to dark blue. The color code is 26007C.

Step 4: Create a new solid layer. Rename it to stars or whatever name you like. Go to the effects and presets. Search the effect CC Particle world and drag and drop to the screen.

CC Particle World Settings.
Select both layers and drag to the left side like this. Set the birth rate to 3 and Longevity to 5.

Under the Physics: Set gravity to 0. Go to the Particles. Set particle type to Stars, and change the birth and death colors to White. Change the birth size to 0.050 and change the death size to 0.135 and Change the Max opacity to 25%. Set the velocity to 0, and set the radius X and Radius Y to 1.

Step 5: Select the Twinkling Stars composition. Go to Composition and Add to Render Queue.
Click the Lossless. Change the Format to QuickTime. Set the channels to RGB+Alpha.
Click Ok. Don’t forget to hide the background layer, then click the render button.

We are done! Our Sparkling Stars background animation is ready.

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