100. Glass Orbs
• Use After Effects to create shiny glass orbs in 3D
• Create a spherical and reflection map from images
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549 Responses to "Glass Orbs"
McC1oud
08/30/2014
Great tut, thnx man
Feanor
07/22/2014
When set the track mate (08:10) my reflection's edges became to sharp. I've tyried to play with feather but that did'nt solve the problem. Any advice?
Rocky
03/20/2014
Your tutorials are so great Andrews. Thanks for these :)
Vhen_joy
01/30/2014
Great Tutorial! :)
sydney
10/25/2013
problem with the adjustment layer 13 (10:44) it comes up just a white block, not nothing..??! HELP
Wes G.
10/23/2013
Anyone else having a problem with the "cc sphere" not being a sphere but an egg shape? it only happened the time used it on the reflection. The first initial "cc sphere" on the smudge background worked fine. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!! This is so cool but nothing seems to be working i read somewhere it might be the pixel aspect ratio compensation switch, but that didn't work either :/
koresantos
10/22/2013
awesome
Henrique Erdei
10/17/2013
Thanks for tutorial!! =D

My version
https://vimeo.com/77093892
Lance Gilson
08/22/2013
Great Video tutorial by Andrew Krammer !!!
Such a great service to all us !
Kata
07/01/2013
Hello Andrew,

thx for your awesome tutorials, we all bow before you :)
jonas baluku
05/26/2013
thax for the good tutorials am trying my best to learn more.pliz i want more via my email so that they cn help me to do best.

thx
JONAS
Mursa
05/08/2013
I wonder if after effects can be used to make the stage or background of animations made in flash?
Ayden
04/17/2013
This man knows how to do things with After Effects that even Adobe doesn't know are possible.
Kata
07/01/2013
so true :)
mahabanda
03/08/2013
You are a genius man - don't know how you solve these problems but thank you!!!
Stephen Remich
03/08/2013
I KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!
Ritesh Choudhary
02/12/2013
Nice work!
camille
11/06/2012
That was sooo cool! i spent almost all day on this (most of the time fuming why it didn't work as by you LOL) but finally got it to look almost identical.
Its sooo cool! thanks!
Jeremy Neville
09/19/2012
I was using the tutorial by listening in the background while using AE up in front...I actually typed in "Polar Bear" and wondered why nothing was there.
Davis
09/07/2012
how am i supposed to get the pics
Alexander
08/21/2012
Loved it, enjoyed it all the way through. Keep it up man, couldn't live without you!
Alberto
08/02/2012
Love all your jokes!!!! Thanks a lot for all the tutorials!
Hey!
07/27/2012
In 04:33 how can I change the mode, I have no option!
Zack
09/02/2012
Top menu bar: Layer -> Blending Mode -> Screen
stephen
07/21/2012
thanks
Jorge
07/03/2012
Excelent tutorial, effects and power imagination...
Thx
YOUSUF
07/02/2012
a galaxy....protected by WILL SMITH!!!???man u're funny! :D
Ben
06/29/2012
I'm trying to do this tutorial step by step and now i'm stuck. I just precomposed the "orb" then i'm trying to move the camera. The fact is, i can use "track z camera tool" but after i'm unable to use "orbit camera" it's some kind of weird error, can anyone help me with that? i have ae cs5.5.
Prahlad Mukhiya
06/29/2012
great tutorial, awesome effect thanx for this lovely tut.
Steven
06/19/2012
how can i download this video?
Razilaec
06/01/2012
Thanks for the Great tutorial! One question though.. How do I render the comp to make a video file like .avi? When I try to render the comp, the camera movement isn't there.. Sorry, I'm just new to AE.
Sam Dhami
06/06/2012
When you add the comp to the render queue first make sure it is the right comp, I sometimes get that mistake. Then where it says out..just change the format type. Good Luck!
anjello
05/12/2012
and what about a caustic
shishira
04/03/2012
awsomeeeeee!!!
Biswa
03/22/2012
very good..
Victoria
02/22/2012
Awesome ^_^
the one of my favourite tutorial here
Thank you, Andrew
Terry O'Neill
02/07/2012
Mavis is hte best! I'm leaning how to tyep too!
Terry
sasuke
02/04/2012
awesome tutorial...thanks alot video co pilot
lightnex
12/01/2011
lol nice men in black refrence at the start
Lala
11/18/2011
Why can't the orb in mine become 3d? It's flat, even though I already clicked the cube icon in my After effects... I have cs4 btw.
mono
11/16/2011
where can i find the images ?
confused
10/17/2011
And i can't enter the time and my layers won't rotate... i did everything like u...but it's just not working...
flor
10/18/2012
it's not just click, it's click + alt on "Y Rotation"
eljor
03/23/2012
just alt click the clock icon
me 2
11/28/2011
yeah, in 4:05 i can´t make the AE shows me there where you put the time*20 .im using CS5
luckyawadh
10/13/2011
thanks sir..............
its really so thankful for ur tutorials.......
THEDUDE
10/07/2011
Is that AE CS5 cause i dont have any of those CC effects and im on CS4 if anyone knows about those effects plz tell me. Thank You.
Benz93
09/09/2011
Hello, I need help. I am using a Mac and version 5 of After Effects and I cannot get the reflection to move at 6.38 .
Thanks so much
Sina Qns
09/06/2011
So nice amd clean !
;)

me=500th
rahul
08/26/2011
best tuterial ever
Naveen Singh
08/20/2011
great artpiece... thanques a lots...
Mountainside View Multimedia
08/11/2011
Good for you! Mavis Beacon is a great resource! And I also want to thank you for this tutorial. It has been very helpful in my movie project where a glass orb turns 3 teenagers into fauns, and one into a centaur. Not kidding. Thanks Video Copilot! :)
JFluffy
10/18/2011
can you link it or something because that video sounds freaking awesome.
simon garfunkel
08/04/2011
hey when i get to 10:42 in the video you add an adjustment layer, when i do this it opens what looks more like a solid and im given a white rectangle! why does it not open as a transparent adjustment layer like yours??? im running cs5.5 btw
Lauren Powell
07/19/2011
Wow, your tutorials are great guys. I love the jokes, the topics are cool and interesting - I really appreciate the effort you put into them!
Blahblah
07/19/2011
Hey Kieran, i'm using CS5.5 I have CC Sphere and have finished this -Which by the way is great thanks Andrew- Are you sure you typed it right in the right place? or have you got the full version? -The demo doesn't have as many features- I am a bit of a rookie when it comes to After Effects but I know my way around Adobe.

Hope this helps a little. : )
bishru hexino
07/18/2011
Hello andrew sir,

My name is 'bishru hexino!

I'm from India.thank you for all of your after effects & 3d tutorials...supports
Kieran
07/15/2011
hey Andrew. For some strange reason i don't have CC Sphere. im using CS5.5
Divinitymagic
06/13/2011
Andrew, ive just started learning after effects and i have to say, it was daunting to say the least, but thats to VC, my life just got sweeter! Booyah!

Thankfully im already a ninja with 3ds max...well...maybe not a ninja...more like an extra in a Jet Li movie, that gets his ass wooped...

Your tutorials are simply amazing and a fantastic learning tool, but also i want to thank all of the people who contribute in the comments section as alot of my issues have been answered, god bless my ability to read.

Greetings from Scotland, and no, we dont always wear kilts...only at weddings...and down the pub...
purnendu
06/02/2011
thank u very much .... its awesome .... great tuts.... thank u..from india
razan
05/26/2011
where can i fined like the pictures your Using ?
TH
06/20/2011
You can find the pictures in the projects files
Samintha Kaveesh
04/15/2011
I like this Tutorial
Dreamcraeft
04/14/2011
Hey, i need a bit of help. I was wondering where i would find the CC effects such as CC sphere because for some odd reason, I don't have it. I researched a little and according to others, my version(cs4 AE 7.0) should have it already. Help me out?

BTW: Your tutorials are Amazing! =D
AndreasGan
06/18/2011
If you got a cracked version of AE all plugins don't appear. You will have to buy it. (Or get a better Crack)
405103
05/11/2011
it is under Effect - Perspective - CC Sphere ?
Jacob
04/13/2011
I had to use Mavis Beacon typing to pass 6th grade computers and it was HORRIBLE!
Jacky
04/06/2011
I love this tutorial you can do so much with it!
Rodman
04/06/2011
Just thank's..)
shotzie
03/31/2011
Great, great products and tutorials (a new digital addict.)
Thanks, Andrew kramer!!!!
Newest here
03/30/2011
Hey. I've got a problem; I'm not able to make my orb rotating forever because my AE (it's CS5 version) doesn't open dialogue space where we should enter a script [CC Sphere effect]. I have no idea how to deal with that problem.

PS: You rock! I hope you'll never stop existing ;)

Freshman
05/04/2011
That's the exact same problem I'm having with most of the tutorials except I have the CS4 version. the textbox doesn't show up every time I press alt/click. :(
Vienna Innovations
04/15/2011
If you hold the Alt/Option key as you click the stopwatch it should open up the scripting textbox,
HelpDesk
04/14/2011
A White textbar appears with a code in it, just delete the code and write time*20 in it
Brandon
03/25/2011
Mavis Beacon was the shiznit! I had that on my Packard Bell running Windows 95.
zack
03/20/2011
mind blowing tut. it's not awesome at all. it super awesome!!!
jeevan kumar
03/18/2011
superrrrrrr thanku video coplit
surya
03/17/2011
Hi! Andrew Sir

Thank you so much for all your tutorial, its really helps for my studies. Hope i'll get extra scores on this exam. I'm from malaysia.
GooDShiveR
03/17/2011
wow this one blew my mind away man... you rock!! keep it up!!
Josh
03/16/2011
Excellent tutorial. I am very pleased with my glass orbs.
noah
03/03/2011
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for making this and all your tutorials :]

I know it's a bit late in the day but I'm trying to combine your Galactic Orb tutorial with this one and I'm finding really hard to get the two to match up any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
snakers
03/03/2011
best tut ever
mindgapper
02/22/2011
Hi,
I don´t have the transfermode in the timeline in AE 7.0. How canI solve this prob
Great tutorial though. Thanx Andrew!

Greetzz from Germany
jtm
02/28/2011
on the mac...
RIGHT CLICK in the TIMELINE HEADINGS (Layer Name, Parent, etc) and there should be a drop down menu that reads COLUMNS. Select the MODE heading and you will be given access to the TRK MATTE and TRANSFER MODE drop downs.
Dave
02/22/2011
Very nice tutorial! I went with it step-by-step, and got very nice results! Thanx, AK!!!
sayandesign
02/19/2011
Hi.
Thanks a million for this very valuable tutorial which is very workable for making some advertisements and also the other communicative features. i would like strongly to make a close cooperation with you in the near future. if i take some such artistic artworks , ill share it with you. get in touch.scincerely
maskur
02/13/2011
thanks very very much. . .
Drake
02/12/2011
hey nice video and it really helped me. Keep up the good work
Blaine
02/04/2011
well got the sphere to work now can't get the time thing to come at bottom when I alt on the roatation to keep it rotating.......
blaine
02/04/2011
This didnt work for me at all , lol , I brought the cc sphere and instead of making a sphere in the unwrapped comp , it didnt do anything close to a sphere...........
iSHAL
01/30/2011
nice tutorial andrew
when i render it i get the noise layer in the final
render any help
Erin
01/27/2011
Thanks so much for these tutorials. I've been trying to learn After Effects and your training has made it possible. For a current project I used this idea along with the SureTarget 2 and Reflection plugins that you have created. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
braaad
01/23/2011
hey man, i cant find where to download the smudge pic, can any1 help me... plzz
jakeroo
01/28/2011
braad:

Go to "project files" (at videocopilot.net/tutorials/glass_orbs). Then click "save" and go to the file on your PC.

-jakeroo
Nihhowitz
01/22/2011
Only thing bugging me is..
How did you make that composition separate orb <
It's my first time with AF and it's not explained that's the only part I can't do..
Now I can't edit my Spheres :(
Laura
01/22/2011
Just wanted to say I am very happy I stumbled upon your site. I'm a video editor trying to improve my after effects skills.

My internet only allows me 500mb per day and I am more then happy to use that up watching your tutorials! lol :)
eto
01/21/2011
where to get the cc sphere i'm using cs4
Pacino
01/19/2011
Hi this z Pacino From Bangalore India n thez videos helps me a lot to learn After Affects. Thankx Bro!
justice Peacock
01/10/2011
Bro you are a so good, good work for taking time to teach people how to do this things. i wish i had money to donate to you guys for this awesome work you people are doing.

Thnks so much
Daddy_c
01/09/2011
Andrew Kramer,,,,you are a genius.
Great work my man. I thank you and the team at Video Copilot for all your help. You guys saved my life!
incision films
01/05/2011
...nice Home Alone reference. very nice.
Sybert
12/26/2010
I remember Mavis Beacon. I used to play the typing games, but I always lost...

They never taught me how to type; I learned that by getting addicted to the Internet.
John
12/24/2010
Hey andrew, i'm working on a project where i need to render a 3d car, and we have a very small budget to do that, so we have no equipment, i have the basic shape and look, i was wondering if there was a way to make the paint job look more real using a reflection technique, please respond asap,

John
kira
12/23/2010
hi,
i'm from indonesia, thanks for your tutorial. It's very helpfulll ( i'm beginner in motion graphic).
Thanks very very much...
Maria
12/23/2010
First of all: your tutorials are really cool.

But I don't get what you do at 17:05. First the shadow is dark because it's Classic Color Burn. But then you move it down and suddenly it gets brighter. I don't understand that, maybe because I'm new to AE. My AE here doesn't do that.
Would be nice if someone could help me, cause I'd really wanna finish this work and don't give up

Jarthur36
12/19/2010
ive only got the trial of after effects for thirty days to play around with, but i'm really enjoying your tutorials and when trying this everything worked fine but in my RAm Preview and final render some annoying green crosses come out from the orbs. i would prefer for this to not be there. Have You Any idea what would cause this and how to fix it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Jack Arthur.

p.s. I Thought it might be that the CC plugins that i had to download seperatly were only trial versions but it says that the contain all features.
James McMinn
12/17/2010
Hey Daniel Campbell, I love your version of the orbs! Everyone should check it out
Daniel Campbell
12/26/2010
Thanks heaps James,

Glad you liked it, Really appreciate the positive feedback. :)
Daniel Campbell
12/16/2010
Thanks Andrew, Awesome Tutorial.

Here is my version:

http://vimeo.com/17904721

Hope you enjoy.
yemo
12/26/2010
hey , how did you do the text effect
ShortyPayne
12/14/2010
Lol awesome tutorial. Laughed my butt off at the Mavis Beacon joke .. more the intonation than the reference of course. Good to know there's others out there ;)
Franz
12/12/2010
Its Great! ... thank you so much!!
rospondek
12/12/2010
It's Christmas time so I've made this little intro for my work website.

http://uppk.pl/temp/orb.html

Those are merry Christmas and a happy new year from my 'company' in polish :)
Enjoy :)

Andrew, You're best on the net when it comes to the After Effects!
Keep up the awesome work!
Sir Craig
12/30/2010
Very nice!
sanjaygollips
12/05/2010
NICE KRAMER .................


THANX
Maddy1234
12/02/2010
Linear Whipe is not there in my Adobe After Effects -.-
Cant do it...
That sucks!!!
gaja931
11/28/2010
Funny tutorial...I made this :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_A8PX9gQL8
Zipwind
11/19/2010
Hey i took a texture of broken glass as in Action Essentials and added a CC sphere to this layer and then turned on the screen mode. It looks cool and gives this scratched look.
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