Makin’ Saturn: Adding a 2.5D Ring

Here’s what I thought would be a challenge, but turned out to be quite straight-forward, (I won’t say easy). In this video, I use Video Copilot’s Orb plugin to create Saturn with a texture map from Solar System Scope, then I use After Effect’s built-in effects to create a ring and have the planet appear inside the ring (with a bit if help from expressions).

 

 

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Links:
Video Copilot’s Orb plugin can be downloaded here: https://www.videocopilot.net/orb/

Solar System Scope: https://www.solarsystemscope.com/

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

Project file:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/hjyg1bal0vlt9wf/Saturn.zip?dl=1

Published by ShiveringCactus

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

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