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:

Pixel Planet Emporium:

Celestia Motherlode :

Makin’ Mercury using CC Sphere:

Tutorial without background music:

Project file:

Published by ShiveringCactus

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

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