NEW TUTORIAL: Spin Orb

In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn to create an animated spinning orb that will impress all of your friends. This technique is similar to a shot in the recent Pro Scores promo video.

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Sample Video

If you want to add some particles check out these tutorials for information:

53 RESPONSES TO "NEW TUTORIAL: SPIN ORB"
Tyler
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:02 am
Awesome. Two tutorials in a row. Very sexy.
Abe
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:04 am
I'm trying desperately to keep up with your amazing teaching ability. I have to start back at tut 1 for a refresher course.
Misura
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:12 am
You sir, are UNREAL! Thanks!
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:13 am
Just Perfect !
Jorrit Schulte
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:13 am
AH another freaking ORB! :P
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:25 am
Have a good break Andrew. Will look forward to seeing you in the new year!
William Townsend
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:28 am
Thanks for this. Ive been woundering how to do this.

At the end of the tutorial, did you say (Muffled)"Andrew Kramer from video copilot.net, I won't see you next time"
??? You wont?:-0
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:32 am
lovely...let me watch it.
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:46 am
The two orbs thing never gets old. xD
Marko
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:49 am
AMAZING!
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:00 am
This is great! When I watched the Pro Scores promo, I was thinking, "Of all the things, I want to be able to do that sphere thingy." This is excellent. Thank you.
Shadow
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:40 am
great Tut thaks Mr.Kramer I love you ))
bahaa
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:50 am
greaaat !! two tutorials on two days !
PhSn
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:55 am
Very Nice Tutorial!!!!
lucas hattersley
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:55 am
wwwoooooo love it!! thanks andrew
Jan
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:59 am
so I guess Ill see you on christmas then :P
wiseninja1
December 17th, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
cool :D
December 17th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
This is actually what I have been trying to recreate over the past few days. I'll wait till I finish up mine then watch the tutorial and see how close our processes matched.
matt
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:02 pm
Just copy it. 2 orbs. LOL
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm
Nice one! This is a nice, straightforward effect. Your creativity sure helps - you take something relatively simple and craft something super-cool with it.

Thanks, Andrew. You rock.
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm
That reminds me of the old "Feature Presentation" clips from the local theater I went to as a kid - only cool! Thanks as always Andrew!
the one
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
wow youre the best!:):):)
Ryan SA
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
Thanks for another tut Andrew. Really treating to everyone to your gift.

I was just wondering, is there any chance you could possibly do some 3ds max tuts. There are lots out there for maya and cinema 4d but not so for Max. Or do you know of any good quality tut sites.

Thanks again man
Cor
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:47 pm
Your great AK hopy you have a nice crismas.
Phil
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
Wow, andrew is an active fella. Goodjob! We all love you lad.
Joe
December 17th, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
Awesome... I was jonesin' to see how you did this in the pro scores promo. Loved it. Thanks Andrew!
ömer tatlisoz
December 17th, 2008 @ 2:19 pm
hahaha!! double super!!!!
Korman
December 17th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
Luv ya! :) But I am worried what happened to you at the and of tutorial. Did someone kidnapped you?
We want our Andrew back u evil man!
Hamid From Iran
December 17th, 2008 @ 6:48 pm
You're working too hard Andrew !
I can understand it with your post time !
Thanks a lot :)
Tony
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:11 pm
WOW Thanks Andrew. Very creative. How do you come up with so many different ideas of different cool effects? You are amazing!!!
Jim
December 17th, 2008 @ 10:50 pm
thank you very much for explaining how to do this!
Haxn
December 17th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm
great tutorial thanks a bunch :)
December 18th, 2008 @ 3:54 am
Did you say we could download the project file somewhere? Can't see where this is.
G Man
December 18th, 2008 @ 5:49 am
haha...i love the 2 orbs thing over and over....
it's like an epsiode of Family Guy...
endless fun...
December 18th, 2008 @ 6:09 am
WOOOOW
2 Tutorials in one week.
Andrew.....You're just awesome guy.
McManus
December 18th, 2008 @ 7:35 am
Easy, stylized, original, versatil...
That's Andrew's force!!!

Thanks again Sir...
Gianni
December 18th, 2008 @ 7:48 am
I can't believe...it's the tutorial I've always wished.

Thanks Andrew and Merry Christmas to you and all family.

Bye
Gianni
Sandy
December 18th, 2008 @ 7:57 am
this is amazing Andrew, just awesome - we want more n more from u. AWESOME TUT.........thnx...........Sandy
Chris
December 18th, 2008 @ 9:17 am
Two orbs? TWO ORBS? C'mon, Andrew, you're better than that!!! :0)
December 18th, 2008 @ 9:36 am
Hey Andrew! You must work so hard. About two weeks ago there was no new blog entry for five days. Everybody was happy to know that you are taking a break to relax and care about other things cause it is obvius that you work much. But we were all wrong! Instead of taking a break you came up with a Promo, the Audio Demo and 2 new tutorials in one week. Do you have any free time? Well, maybe you only have free time because you are doing the thing you like and get money for it.....
Yousef
December 18th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
You have helped me so much, Andrew! I watched every single one of your tutorials. When I saw this two orb thing in the end of 3D Falloff tutorial I was hoping you'de do it. Thanks a lot!

~A 15 year old guy living in Germany
December 18th, 2008 @ 2:12 pm
You know this 3D fall off could really be useful in an underwater look as if passing through while sharks and other aquatic life pass the camera. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. THANKS ANDREW!!!!! Merry Xmas.
December 18th, 2008 @ 2:13 pm
Oh yeah and thanks for the free presets Very cool man thanks!
VFX Guy
December 18th, 2008 @ 5:11 pm
knock it off andrew, not cool. making me look like a wuss, not... cool. one more tutorial and im telling santa clause to fill your house with goats.
AndrewisGOD
December 18th, 2008 @ 9:52 pm
Thank you Andrew Kramer!!!!!
Nikolaus
December 19th, 2008 @ 5:58 am
Thank you very much for this nice tutorial.
jomez
December 19th, 2008 @ 8:37 am
AMAZING! Simple yet very powerful. Thanks so much from Texas!
December 19th, 2008 @ 3:49 pm
Andrew, you are my fav... orite.
AB
December 19th, 2008 @ 9:12 pm
Thank you for everything. You have taught me much.
Mikester191
December 22nd, 2008 @ 8:53 am
Did anyone have their text go out of focus once the camera dollied in at the end? Mine was in focus until the last move in. I believe it has something to with the depth of focus being on. Any way to keep the text in focus?

Thanx for the tutorial.
Zee
January 2nd, 2009 @ 4:31 pm
Wicked work, Andrew, oh so generous one....

Keep it up and we hope to see more cool stuff in 2009!

Rock on!

Zee.
ZaZeN
January 11th, 2009 @ 2:16 am
Would have been even more cool if you added some Doctor Who music!
January 16th, 2009 @ 8:26 am
oh snap.nice men!
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