52. Dead Planet
• Create a dying planet with visible lava and cracks
• Render with built in transparency to QuickTime Movie
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Tutorial Notes:
The CC Sphere plug-in is included with after Effects 6.5, 7 and CS3. Please don't ask for it.
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326 Responses to "Dead Planet"
manachai
07/26/2014
I like Video Copilot..Vevy good
Foz
05/02/2014
You are true inspiration! Thanks for all the EPIC tutorials!
uJhiteGuy
03/06/2014
I'm doing this for a project at school....its really good.
Franck
10/24/2013
Cool!!
I watch your tutorials and I can learn about AE.
Franck
HarnPha
02/13/2013
Very good . Ae
Andrew Emerson
01/26/2013
I am having some trouble with using the rendered file of the planet in Tutorial number 52. I follow your instructions in the tutorial, but when I try and bring the file into a new file of AE to do the exploding planet tutorial I cannot work with the file, as it wont let me scrub anything through the time line. I can add things to it, and AE seems to be working well, I just cant seem to get it to work.
Anthony O'Connell
12/13/2012
great tutorials whenever i try to duplicate a precomp and i change an attribute in one it changes in all
Nishant ekka
11/05/2012
if we are doing liquify it should stay in a particular place. EX 1. if am I doing liquify in the hand it should stay in hand it should move in another place.

Vijay
10/18/2012
You are awesome Kramer. Thank you!
ehoagland66
07/31/2012
Hi all,

Thanks for all the great tutorials!

I just completed this tutorial step by step, and ran into a problem. If you apply the CC Radial Fast Blur to a layer that has a CC Sphere applied, you get a bounding box:

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc368/ehoagland66/CCSphereBox.jpg

This is because the CC Sphere maps all the layer pixels (including the CC Radial Fast Blur) to the ray traced sphere.

In order to get the desired effect:

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc368/ehoagland66/CCFastBlurPrecomp.jpg

You have to perform three additional steps (first, turn off the CC Radial Fast Blur before you precompose):

1) Precompose the layer containing the CC Sphere effect and select "Move all attributes into the new composition" option, and ignore the expression warning for this step.

2) Apply the CC Radial Fast Blur to the precomposed layer.

If you preview your main comp at this point, the planet will rotate due to the duplicate on top, but the fast blur will be stationary. That's because the precomposed layer beneath that contains the CC Sphere is no longer rotating. That looks terrible, so on to the next step.

3) Go to the map layer and then twirl down [Effects:CC Sphere:Rotation:Rotation Y] -- In the expression you will see a warning triangle that represents the warning you got when precomposing. Now you'll edit the expression manually to get your rotation data from the comp that it's actually in. You'll need to change the global 'thisComp' to a different comp.

Change (thisComp.layer("Lava Map").effect("CC Sphere")("Rotation Y"))
to (comp("venusmap").layer("Lava Map").effect("CC Sphere")("Rotation Y"))

*Note: if you named the comp containing the rotation data to something other than 'venusmap' then make the appropriate substitution.

Now when you preview your main comp, you will see the fast blur rotating with everything else. Life is good.

I labored over this for hours so I decided to share my findings. I've had this problem with CC Sphere layers before. Now I finally figured out how to fix it.

Hope this info is helpful.
rohit
07/02/2012
greatest effecta
Luke
06/08/2012
Hey is there another way to get into transfer mode besides F4?
Tach
05/06/2013
"Toggle Switches/Modes" button on the bottom
Chris
06/02/2012
Hey there, I love this tutorial, but every time I try to rotate the Lava Map, it rotates in the opposite way of the other 2 Map layers. Anyone know why this is?
Luis
12/21/2011
Hi, great job, but i have a problem... I can´t in the composition of -lava map- make it a map, please tell me how, thanks.
Dan
11/18/2011
Just completed this tutorial. Great job on the detail. THANKS!
Macio
10/07/2011
uau. that is preetty perfect Angel, you doing good
mark
09/16/2011
where do i get the venus stuff??
VRassociation on Youtube
02/15/2012
Check the Project files, go to the tab before this one and next to play it says: Project files.
Or look on google :)
Israel
09/15/2011
Hi Andrew, I can´t in the composition of "lave map" make it a map, please tell me how, thanks.
Luis
12/21/2011
at the same time that you take the composition Lave you must hold press "ALT" and move the composition on the first map
Sin
08/19/2011
Hi Andrew, I am using CS3 but I don't have CC Sphere. Where can I download it from?
FOREFFECTS
08/17/2011
Hi Andrew, as ever, greaaaat tutorial & you're the best tutorial man in all over the world ! BIG THX 2U !
Gemma
08/05/2011
I can't overlap the both composition. 4:26
bobby
03/28/2012
just follow his lips
rendy
07/01/2011
mantab
deepa
06/24/2011
I like you sooooomuch
you are amazing
Theunner
06/22/2011
Hi everybody
Pls someone help me!Click to rotation but I doesn't understand what to say at 5:25 .... Click.
Sry some mistake I live in Hungarian
NeonDesignzHD
05/07/2011
Omg i made a speedart ages ago on 2012, and i made a half-destroyed earth on PS it took me ages and it didnt look half as good as this ! AARGH.

my channel : Neondesignzhd
youtube

just in case u wanna check it out.
darkgalg
05/03/2011
Andrew tx man this was my first job on after affects :D

You're AWESOME Thank You XD
Conar
04/13/2011
At 0:53, I do hold Alt and double click but
the timeline doesnt pop up, instead a Layer:Map comes up and another window with the VenusMap pops up. please help me
Tuvshineee
04/07/2011
Thank you very much. I like watch this tutorials.
adam
03/26/2011
Awesome tutorial, thank you. I am seeing a great deal of your influence in some of the graphics being used in commercials up here in Seattle. Especially Riot Gear. Please keep up the hard work!
Abiel Buruato
03/26/2011
Great Website!!!! I really like it, I love the Format very Good Job!!!!! Great Tutorials and Great Material. Keep Up The Good Work!!!



-Abiel
parag
02/28/2011
epic tuts!!
Tri Nguyen
02/24/2011
Thank you very much!
Ryan
02/24/2011
oh By the way.. its not Alt-double click its Shift-Double click took me an hour to figure it out :P thanks though
adam
03/26/2011
Ryan- Thank you for saving me some time.
Andrew, you and your team rock as always.
Örn
02/23/2011
Legend!
riyadh
02/22/2011
Thanks man u great. me is great fan of u... I want to copy ur brain to transfer my head... lol !!! thanks
Davit Martirosyan
02/10/2011
I can't express my admiration!
I am very grateful to you for this great tutorial!

ANDREW YOU ARE THE BEST AND YOUR SITE IS ALSO THE BEST!!!!!

THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH:)))!!!!!!!!!

If it is not secret i would like to know your east and west sign of zodiac
sarjeraovarute
01/30/2011
i am happy because your tut are the best
Erick lozano
01/21/2011
hey thank u you are great i'm learning a lot from you ,are very cool your tutorial are good greets from mexico
carlos
01/20/2011
thanks...you are PRO
Sachin
12/28/2010
Thank you so much for all your tuts..You are the "BEST"..
willians
12/28/2010
hi andrew thanks for this tutorials, is amazing all animations tutorials and very cool FX
MiMikael Bell
12/14/2010
HEY ANDREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im your BIGGGGGEST fan, i think your tuts are amazing!!!!!!!!!1 I go home and i quit my job and dropped out of school in order to watch your tutorials alll day long, so now i dont have a job and all i do is go blind cuz i look at my computer so much :)
You are amazing
Q
12/08/2010
hi, I'm your china fan . you are so cool. thank you! ??
moulay hfid
11/30/2010
I appreciates your work,it s a great tutorial,thanks
Andrew
10/30/2010
IS IT POSSIBLE TO INVOKE THE "SCALE" TO OP. BY USING A KEYBOARD SHORTCUT. WISHING YOU WELL .
Antoine
09/24/2010
Thanks Andrew, you're the greatest!
tangledtale
09/20/2010
Andrey, thank you for a great tutorial! It was lots of fun! Instead of working, I took a sick day and started learning your damn tutorials. Addictive crank - one twitch at a time! Myself and everyone here really appreciates your time and help!
Jake
06/15/2010
what version of after effects, andrew has? asking because of the advanced compostiting can it be done with cs4
doomf1s3
06/01/2010
wow i did it with the tutorial it's was free fun thanks
Quiramax
05/30/2010
hey men...
take a look...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pag6te_a4Zk
and go to 01:10...
wath you see...
...
hey andrew... you rock men... thanks for everithing...
Dabaka
05/29/2010
Thanks from Hungary! @Kyle Easter: Double click on that.
Mike McMahon
05/22/2010
Ha don't let George see what your doing with the falcon lol you might get sued
Kyle Easter
05/13/2010
hey, im really excited about learning this but i have came to a stop because when i Hold ALT Double click nothing happens, i am using CS4 amy ideas?
Ross
05/08/2010
When I hold ALT then double click it doesn't bring up the same window as yours is there something I need to set up?
Zubair
04/22/2010
CC Sphere is a prt of Cyclore Effects

Its an Third Party PLugin
Jordan
02/13/2010
Hey Andrew, how do you get the cc sphere effect?
atul chauhan
01/12/2010
amazing. you do it with a great ease. mind blowing
Heath
01/10/2010
This tutorial and effect, hands down without question, was just used in a Discovery Channel special entitled, "The Sun". It was just a program talking about the sun and it's affects on earth and they had shown a dieing earth model and everything from the position of the sun to the planet and where the orange yellow glows took place was exact to this tutorial. Hats off again Andrew to saving the world one amazing effect at a time! Just had to tell ya. Wish I could find a video....
Adrian
01/09/2010
For everyone having trouble with CS4, highlight the new "map" layer before dragging "lava map" onto it.
Marius
12/19/2009
Oh damn! Too bad you didn't get into the advanced compositing! Seriously, if the effects artist job should some day fail. You should go stand-up comedy!
champry89
11/29/2009
hi. im frm malaysia. can i use some of your videos in my final project? its for educational purpose only. thx. love u guys..l.o.l
naveen
10/21/2009
thnks 4 the tutorial you rocks
mango
10/12/2009
Thanks Andrew. Yours tutorials are books to me. I always come back for reference and redo.
Spawn
10/10/2009
Men, this is absolutelly awesome site and tutorials... you are rock .... perfect work
Goldy
09/16/2009
hey ANDREW ur work is awesome...i m having no words to define ur greatness ....whatever ur making us learn its a lot better for a beginner to begin with. THANKS A LOT MANNNNN
Noah
09/13/2009
Hey tut Andrew! But wheres you get the background from?!
Sitting-ARAB
09/10/2009
This is great Thanks a lot
Sander
09/02/2009
I lIke this soo mach i found this site today from a video on youtube and t he amzing thing is that all of the tutroials you can do For no money (sorry for my bad enlgish but i think you understand)
C. Edward Stewart
08/16/2009
Same as JimK, saw the shot in the Discovery show 'the sun' and it was immediately "Ah! Andrew Kramer!" whilst pointing at the tv like a moron. :) I had to get back on here and check to make sure and it's pretty much exactly the shot from this tutorial.
DarkEntity
07/19/2009
Greetings from the Philippines!wow!really nice.i love that tut so much.i love looking at cosmic energy or the universe or something like that.A Dead Planet!that was amazing!
mittin
07/18/2009
Just found out about your site today, it rules:)
arcaion
07/12/2009
emm the fils just stops at 4:35???
Rick
07/10/2009
This is a great tutorial, but I'm having probs, am using CS4 so have to keep looking for the stuff I need (cursed by the drop down menus)!

I create the planet no problem and the light, but when it comes to the lava layers, the map is in sphere and not flat as it should be, what have I missed?
Malek
06/29/2009
Great work... I just foundout about your website last week and I got blow away by your work and tutorials.... great work man... !
Alen
06/09/2009
Andrew you are the man!!! Never saw tutorials good as those....you are the GOD!
Jim K
06/07/2009
Great tutorial. I saw the outcome of this in the Discovery channel program "The sun" that premiered tonight. Needless to say I was surprised to see it but recognized it immediately!
nicolas
06/03/2009
best website ever , thanks so much guys!
i'm actually gonna buy something of you one of these days!
keep em coming!
Jason
05/30/2009
hey!!@@@!!! It's Cool
THank's for Many tutorials.>>>
tuLOy mo Lang Yan!
Antonio
05/16/2009
I have AAE CS4 and when u say that i should drag the "lava map" to the "map" holding the "Alt" button it takes the place, but in my CS4 it dosen't work, so how do i do it in CS4?? please answer!
bill
05/12/2009
mine comes out (rendered) with a green cross bang in the middle. how do i get rid of it?
Jordan Fountian
04/27/2009
Awesome Work!!!
Can't wait to try this one out.
Bob Smith
04/24/2009
Greetings from Singapore! Merry Christmas! The turkey is almost ready. Could u pick up a tennis racquet for my brother on your way. The pigs are doing well.
Colin
04/03/2009
your work is amazing, great tutorial.
fabio
03/31/2009
VCS são fantasticos...
luka
03/24/2009
i dont have cc sphere and cc glass... i dont have any cc things!
but thanks all your vidios are so helpfull!
Adam Zwakenberg
03/17/2009
Great work! Really easy to follow and really cool ideas.

:)
Supun
03/11/2009
Thanksssssssssssssss
I ;love Thiese tuets very muchhhhhhhhhh
thanks lot
Gilgamesh
02/28/2009
I've used this tutorial to create Mars in this video. i hope you come and have a look. http://www.zooppa.com/jones-gaba/videos/3346
thank you
S
02/28/2009
download the project file,this is a great tut :)
sean
02/10/2009
How do you get the space background?
I've looked it up, but I couldn't find any brownish backgrounds
Faraz
02/05/2009
You are amazing AK
David
01/29/2009
Thanks Andrew, this is cool stuff. Really helps to broaden my knowledge of After Effects.

P.S. 90% of you can't spell and/or have very poor grammar. I doubt 90% of you are from other countries.
momon
01/18/2009
Hellow, I saw you tutorial and, when i try to save it as Quick Time movie it didnt save me, so you know what the problam?
Thank you
Vladimir
12/31/2008
Exuse me. I can`t render a picture without black backgroud, and i can`t render to Quick time movie. Why? :( very good tutorial :)
Kay Olorunfemi
12/17/2008
This was apt for a project am working on, thanks for sharing!!!
NiCo
12/13/2008
I need help!Where is the map of the venus?Or where i can download?PLS help!
Martin
12/13/2008
Andrew, Youre really great! I'm making a movie and i need a kind of metheor reaching the earth very quik. Only, I have no idea how to make that. Can you make a tutorial please? that would b very cool.

Greetz Martin
Nuuskis
11/20/2008
Simply this just amazing. Keep it up Andrew!
koerdos
11/03/2008
thanks for the tutorial
but it seems , it wont save it as a quiktime movieeeeeeee =(!
Patrick
11/01/2008
haaaay i remember seeing this in a dreamscene background
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