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149 Comments
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Richard Duncan
01/05/2017
I love this tutorial but I'm having a couple of problems and would appreciate any help.

I went for the full star map instead of just the crest but the torch layer is moving up instead of out from the center. I want it to radiate out. Any tips?

The other is that I wanted to make the BG layer a real image from astronomers but the adjustment layers affect the color of the background and I want to isolate the BG Real layer from any adjustments.

This is for a design project in a astrophysics course and I'd love any suggestions.
Tim
12/26/2016
Hi Andrew tried tutorial 149 and with cs3 and cs5 I get errors when trying to use expressions. what gives??
SPARTACUS
11/03/2016
Hi Andrew,

Could it be there are one or two Video Copilot/Heavy Metal fans out there?

Santanu
10/26/2016
nice!!
Lee
08/08/2016
Question at video mark 9:23 how did you scale the layer down what shortcut key? Thanks for all your amazing tutorials
Legowanwan
09/06/2016
You first click and hold to scale and then hold down shift.
cosmoLV
03/17/2016
More and more we can see a production class tutorials and technics - pleasure to watch! :)
Henry
02/17/2016
The expression doesn't seem to work. Does it still work in AE CC?
Juan
10/29/2016
The [removed]min 8:03) doesn't seem to work. Does it still work in AE CC?
samirfad
01/28/2016
merci merci
Marco Reale
12/02/2015
I hate you! :D
I didn't know about the orientation part for CC Sphere of this video and I needed it two weeks ago and I realized it manually with a lot of expression between sequences :D
Well, I'm proud about myself but this one is really easier to do. :(
Thanks a lot as usual.

Marco.
Mike M
10/13/2015
Hi Andrew!! I loved this, it really put my gears in motion and taught this old dog some new tricks... now what would it take to get a quick hint or tut on how to do this like you mentioned in Element? I am just now trying to learn it and have an idea where to start but not sure if I am right! Thank you!
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149. Solar Atmosphere
• Create a powerful sun effect in After Effects
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