Makin’ Earth – storms, labels and auroras

 

Earth - Teaser.png

Here are three separate tutorials for adding extras to a 3D Earth using Video Copilot’s Orb. There’s no point in a tutorial in recreating Earth, as Andrew Kramer has already made an excellent tutorial covering that, so instead, I’ve focussed on adding some extras.

Some links you might find useful:

Andrew Kramer’s Ultra 3D Earth tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT12Q9O-Q30&

Video Copilot’s Orb plugin: https://www.videocopilot.net/orb/

Makin’ Mercury using VC Orb: https://youtu.be/s11UuctE6HU
Makin’ Mercury with CC Sphere: https://youtu.be/8u0MwazusRA


Adding a hurricane:

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s08ipraj1jt31xl/Earth%20%20-%20Storm.zip?dl=1


Adding a 3D Labels based on geographic coordinates:

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/65grll005utomwd/Earth%20-%20Labels.zip?dl=1


Adding an Aurora:

Expressions:

L=thisComp.layer(“Position NULL”);
L.toWorld(L.anchorPoint);

CC Particle World Producers:

x=thisComp.layer(“Particles NULL”).transform.position[0]-thisComp.width/2;
x/thisComp.width;

y=thisComp.layer(“Particles NULL”).transform.position[1]-thisComp.height/2;
y/thisComp.width;

z=thisComp.layer(“Particles NULL”).transform.position[2];
z/thisComp.width;

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kiuux7idtt0oew/Earth%20-%20Aurora.zip?dl=1

Published by ShiveringCactus

Tutorials and videos, mainly After Effects, but with some 3D and puppetry stuff too.

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