Official VFX Sketch #28: Stargate

Banner background FX from 2001: A Space Odyssey


Create a stargate effect.
We would like the stargate to have at least the following:

  • Enter, open or start sequence;
  • Loopable active sequence;
  • Exit, close or stop sequence;

We want the effect to have a certain “sci-fi” feel.

Submitting: Create a new topic in the “Events > 28 - Stargate" category with your name and sketch number (Like this : “Roy Omoshi: Sketch #28” ), and post your updates to this while the event is running.

When you are finished, Edit your first post so it holds the final effect in the form of Youtube/Vimeo Video or High-Quality GIFs.


  • Always cite your sources! Is your work based on that of someone else, let us know. Show your references.
  • All entries must be made during this running period
  • Do feel free to use any tool, system or workflow that pre-existed. Although we encourage experimentation.

October 5th -> October 30th

Scoring and Winning:
We will have some of our very own vfx wizards to judge your work.
These judges will select a favorite and runner up.
Judging criteria includes:

  • Effect includes all the sequences requested
  • You showed progress at regular intervals.
  • Work is technically and artistically well-exectuted.
  • Followed challenge rules.

Favorite : Will recieve a golden badge and avatar icon.
Runner up : Will recieve a silver badge and avatar icon.
All Participants : Will recieve a participations badge.


If you have any questions, ask them down below!

Good luck, have fun! :fire:


It doesn’t need to have the exact same look as the one in the Stargate series right? :new_moon_with_face:

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You are free to use any design you want :smiley:

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Just to understand it correctly - is it supposed be a transition like this (at 1:36) or this (at 1:06)?

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Transitions are fine, but it doesn’t have to be a transition.
A physical gate opening, looping and closing would also fit the criteria as long as it is sci-fi themed.

Feel free to be creative with the theme :smiley: