made entirely in Adobe After Effects.
some plugins were used to create some of the effects (mainly Trapcode Particular and Videocopilot’s Optical Flares plus Subblue’s 3D Mandelbulb Ray Tracer) but no external software was used.
this took about 3 years to put together in between other projects. mainly because each section went through dozens of revisions before i was happy.
just after the release of this video additional plugins became available that meant many of the sections would be much simpler to create (such as After Effects native raytracing capabilities plus Videocopilot’s Element 3D), however i am proud that i was able to achieve these visuals without the help of those effects.