Tutorial: Turn a Mountain into a Volcano

Volcano in After Effects

I’ve been listening to a podcast, The Tides of History, and they’ve been focusing on the fall of the Roman Empire and did you know they had severe temperature drops for a couple of years because of a volcano that blew in North America!? It blocked out the sun for six months and the cooling destroyed crops, and coupled with being hit by the plague over and over again, that played a big part in the end of the empire. Don’t believe me? Read Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

Okay, history lesson over. Let’s make our own volcano! Caleb Ward shows you how to turn a innocuous mountain into a magma oozing volcano! Get the project files here.

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