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Makin’ Earth - storms, labels and auroras

Here are three separate tutorials for adding extras to a 3D Earth using Video Copilot’s Orb. There’s no point in a tutorial in recreating Earth, as Andrew Kramer has already made an excellent tutorial covering that (which is also included below), so instead, I’ve focused on adding some extras:

Adding a hurricane:

Project file:

Adding 3D labels based on geographic coordinates:

Project file:

Adding an Aurora using CC Particle World:

Project file:
L=thisComp.layer("Position NULL");

CC Particle World Producers:
x=thisComp.layer("Particles NULL").transform.position[0]-thisComp.width/2;

y=thisComp.layer("Particles NULL").transform.position[1]-thisComp.height/2;

z=thisComp.layer("Particles NULL").transform.position[2];

Here are some additional helpful links:

Andrew Kramer's Ultra 3D Earth tutorial

Video Copilot's Orb plugin:


Posted by: Graham Quince on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:34:44 pm Video copilot, Orb, Earth

Here you'll find a bunch of tutorials for using After Effects (mainly). I have a YouTube channel, called ShiveringCactus (long story - not funny anymore) where I post the videos.
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