Makin’ the Sun using Video Copilot Orb

Here’s a tutorial for creating a 3D Sun in After Effects using Video Copilot’s excellent free Orb plugin.  The video starts builds on an earlier Andrew Kramer tutorial for creating a solar surface, but then applies the textures to VC Orb and adds a corona or halo and uses particles and another Video Copilot plugin Saber (also free) to add solar flares.

(I uploaded this video a little while ago, so apologies if you’ve seen it already, but I realised I hadn’t blogged about it.)


Video Copilot links:

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

Color Vibrance: https://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2014/05/new-plug-in-color-vibrance/

Saber: https://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?s=…

Seamless Sphere tutorial: https://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2014/04/seamless-spherical-maps/


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

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a43fu53hjzjbmy5/Sun.aep?dl=1


Expression used:

X = time*-50;
Y = 0;
[X,Y]

Published by ShiveringCactus

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

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