Makin’ Uranus and using CC Particle World to add its rings

Here’s the next part of the Makin’ Planets tutorial series, this video looks at how to use After Effects and Video Copilot’s free Orb plugin to create the planet, then use CC Particle World to add a ring. There’s a slight problem with CC Particle World though, it doesn’t allow for things to sit inside it, so the tutorial will use Expressions to create two rings and join them up.


Expressions:
L=thisComp.layer(“Emitter Position”);
L.toWorld([0,0,0])

Paste these in CC Particle World’s producers:
X:
x=thisComp.layer(“Emitter”).transform.position[0]-thisComp.width/2;
x/thisComp.width;

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

Z:
z=thisComp.layer(“Emitter”).transform.position[2];
z/thisComp.width;

If statement:
if (thisLayer.marker.nearestKey(time).time>time && effect(“CC Particle World”)(“Position Z”)<=0) {
value
} else {
0
}


Links:
Video Copilot’s Orb plugin can be downloaded here: https://www.videocopilot.net/orb/
Pixabay free Royalty-Free images: https://pixabay.com/

Makin’ Mercury using VC Orb: https://youtu.be/s11UuctE6HU
Makin’ Mercury with CC Sphere: https://youtu.be/8u0MwazusRA
Makin’ Jupiter: https://youtu.be/MZCWi3DpDAk

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sen16gkcpdxlshx/Uranus%20-%20download.aep?dl=1


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Published by ShiveringCactus

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

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