Makin’ Mars: Adding moons and having them cast shadows

Here’s the next instalment of Makin’ Planets.  This time it’s Mars.  In the tutorial, after creating Mars, I then create Phobos and link it’s orbit to Mars.  Then using expressions and lights, I have it cast a shadow onto the surface of the red planet.

 

———————————————————————————————————- Expressions: L=thisComp.layer(“Phobos NULL”); L.toWorld(L.anchorPoint); ———————————————————————————————————- Links:

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

Pixel Planet Emporium: http://planetpixelemporium.com/

Celestia Motherlode : http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/

Makin’ Mercury using CC Sphere: https://youtu.be/8u0MwazusRA

Tutorial without background music: https://youtu.be/2DuYtTCtytQ

Project file: http://bit.ly/322e7ct

Published by ShiveringCactus

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

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