VFX Reference Vault: Portals

Explore our VFX team's favorite reference material as we open our vault of inspiration for a peek into our stash.

VFX Reference Vault: Portals

Welcome back to the Beyond-FX Reference Vault

Our secret stash of VFX reference materials is open and ready for sharing! Join us as we showcase some of our favorite materials for some of the most needed real-time VFX. Who knows, these might be just the thing your own real-time VFX reference vault needs…


If you're looking to build your own portal VFX, a fun fact to know is that the word "portal" comes from the Latin word "porta", meaning "gate, passage." In the storytelling world, portals can be magical or technological doorways leading to another location, period in time, or dimension of adventure. In this week's Reference Vault, we traveled down our own rabbit hole to gather some of our favorite portal VFX and we invite you to step right through!

The Ring - Samara Comes to You

Warcraft - The Horde Enters the Portal to Azeroth

Portal: No Escape Short Film

Avengers: Endgame - Loki Escapes with the Tesseract

Marvel’s Loki - Tesseract Sends Loki to the Mongolian Desert

Every Time Doctor Strange Opened a Portal

STARGATE (1994) | Going Through The Stargate | MGM

Star Trek: Picard - The Portal Weapon

The Witcher -Yennefer vs Assassin Scene (Yenne Tries To Save The Baby)Full scene S01E04

The HyperCube

How to Make a Modern LED Infinity Illusion Mirror

How to make INFINITY MIRROR for home decoration

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