41b. The Blue Planet in 3D
Add 3D control to earth inside After Effects
 
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127 Responses to "The Blue Planet in 3D"
Kleber
10/14/2013
mui bom
Brian
07/01/2013
For those using CS6 and having problems using the expressions here... scratch them. INSTEAD, right click the position of the camera to SEPARATE THE VALUES and then ALT CLICK the X, Y, Z of EARTH and PICK WHIP X to CAMERA's X, Y to CAMERA Y, etc. Worked for me this way.
Lisa
05/22/2014
Like this;
value + lookAt(thisComp.activeCamera.toWorld([0,0,0]),position)[0]
overlord88
06/17/2013
Hey Andrew! Thanks!! You are awesome!
Video
10/17/2012
Definitely doesn't work in CS6
F!re
01/28/2013
Hmmm, i have CS6 version and it's work for me : )
Drew Krehel
07/23/2012
The expression doesn't seem to work properly with my CS6 copy of adobe, it gives me a warning when I punch it in. Is there an updated version of this expression?
anampi
07/09/2013
Maybe your camera is not the same lenght as your comp? I had problems until I figured out it was because of that.
Eviex
06/21/2012
Fantastic tutorial! Andrew Kramer is legend!
Had a play around with it...
https://vimeo.com/44449977
Then I just got silly...
https://vimeo.com/44472005
Dan Fredley
05/05/2012
Good tutorial. Tried it with a camera parented to a null--didn't work. So here's a better expression to account for the null and also so the sphere can have it's own rotation as well.

As per Dan Ebberts on CreativeCow:

value + lookAt(thisComp.activeCamera.toWorld([0,0,0]),position)[0]
daigok
07/02/2012
I tried with the new expression but my rotation still does not seem to respond. Any thoughts on why this might happen?
Ragnarok
04/21/2012
it might be a kinda brainwrecked question, but where can I find these nice looking earth surface textures?
Dan
05/05/2012
http://free3dnews.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-highres-earth-textures-from-nasa.html
atc_add
03/02/2012
nice
wbariq
01/25/2012
Well this is shortest tutorial in vc, but it's good and has awesome effects
Vinod
07/04/2011
very nice tutorial
jean
06/22/2011
Definitely not working in CS5.
; )
Guy
10/06/2011
lol
Faithfuly
07/15/2011
i have cs5 and it works fine so the problem is in front of your pc ;)
egm5
01/28/2011
I am addicted!!!!!
Logan Luckey
01/25/2011
sorry figured it out just turn them into a new comp and add the same expression, but is still does have issues with the auto orientation, well either way great tutorial, i always look forward to watching yours more than any others, at least you have a sense of humor. Thanks again
Logan Luckey
01/25/2011
hey great work this is my first post but will not be my last, So i have found a couple problems with this expression trick. First; the expression takes over the rotation of the sphere so the earths natural rotation is sacrificed, and second; as the camera angle changes the light source changes, is there an expression that i can write to keep the illumination on the earth the same in relative space while moving the camera, it just looks a little weird if you add some camera shake because the light would normally be coming from the sun but in this case it moves with the camera
PAUL
01/25/2011
verynice
soufyane ikhlef
12/24/2010
wow nice effects i"ll try do it here.but u are a good persone
Mohammed
12/17/2010
man .. i got my new job because of your toturials thank you man
ganapathy
12/13/2010
waiting for ur next tutorial and a personal request , u r my only belief ,i want tutorials similar to this video , i know all ur tutorials output are around 10 secs of time , but help ur viewers... :)
mohammed
12/17/2010
Why can't I find the items in the video the project file
Trin
11/15/2010
Thx very much for this great Tutorial!
Used it to create an animation of earth and moon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itgdgtcdGmQ
Duael
12/06/2010
As always, a great tut.

For those that are interested in Si-Fi, there is a collection of free high rez planet texture maps @
http://freebitmaps.blogspot.com/
cel__ine
10/21/2010
Hi

On CS4 it does not work for me.

I ve downloaded your projet blue planet trying to work on it.
But it does not work.

Is there any problem with the CS4?
Where can we download the 3D project?

Many thanks
Celine
wbariq
01/29/2012
Use orbit tool not the rotation tool
twan
02/14/2011
same here I can't figure it out in 3d

Erian
08/01/2010
Thank you Andrew. I made this short using a lot of your techniques, and especially from this tutorial. You will always remain an inspiration to me. Thanks again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awR1OgEsZjs
Quentin TERCHANI
05/06/2010
This is great ! thank you so muuuuuchhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nourdinateur
03/18/2010
very intresting but i dont inderstand expressions
Vurtax
01/28/2010
Andrew, You have just showed me the ability I've been dreaming of. Since I'm making a Halo 3 machinima I wanted to incorporate space shots of some of the planets. I though such possibilities to make them look real was only possible in CGI, but this has just showed me how. I've watched both tutorials and I love you for them, if I could afford your expansion packs i so would but im only sixteen with no job...

So again thank you so so so much I will link you the vid with it when its up on youtube
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