7 days of unlimited AE and Premiere Pro templates & videos - for free!* Unlimited asset downloads! Start 7-Day Free Trial
  1. 3D & Motion Graphics
  2. Motion Graphics

Generate Your Own Splendid Spirographical Designs

Scroll to top

Today, we're going to resurrect a classic drawing toy in After Effects using an expression tied into a few custom sliders. I used Trapcode Particular 2.0 to display the resulting animated patterns but CC Particle World could be used almost as easily and the results can be used in a myriad of ways for your projects. Or you can just experiment and see what kind of unique shapes you can generate just by changing a few numbers.

Republished Tutorial

Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in March 2010.



Did you find this post useful?
Want a weekly email summary?
Subscribe below and we’ll send you a weekly email summary of all new 3D & Motion Graphics tutorials. Never miss out on learning about the next big thing.
Looking for something to help kick start your next project?
Envato Market has a range of items for sale to help get you started.