[UPDATED] New Plug-in Trailer: ORB!


UPDATE: Orb Plug-in Now Available

Today I’m excited to share with you our new plug-in ORB! My little side project turned into a much bigger one and hopefully this plug-in will help your take After Effects to the next level!

Available next week!

Watch on Youtube!

Like all Video Copilot plug-ins, this one has evolved! At first I was making a tutorial with CC sphere but it was taking too much work to get it be 3D-Aware! So we decided to make our own plug-in from scratch using similar to Element 3D except just focusing on making a 3D Sphere!

And that’s when things got out of control! Needless to say this plug-in has even more capabilities than demonstrated here and I look forward to showing you all the handy new features!

 

 

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288 Comments

Paul Moody
4 months ago
Wow, sure beats creating planets in 3D Max, much quicker and the results are very nice.
Can't believe your giving it away. Big effort and thanks. Do you ever sleep?
8 months ago
Hey Andrew,
Playing around with your Orb effect. I am making a simplified version compared to your tutorial here. I have basically placed a image of a grid into the diffuse gamma layer to have a grid globe turning. Problem is while I have it slowly rotating around, the frame drops every so often?! I don't understand or see what is causing this to happen. Can you please help me and or if any one else has run into this issue and how to resolve? Thanks!
Luna
9 months ago
love you Andrew! I think you are angel...!
km
11 months ago
I found the problem of many the images are extremely large in resolution I lower the resolution in half and they worked
is more like image cache problems, I think you can help me to configure this ?, so you can render well,
you're the hard one after
11 months ago
Every time I try to apply the map the orb just disapears. Running the latest Razer15 4K with the 1070 card. Cards are all updated.

Thanks
Paul L.
12 months ago
Using 1.0.2 plugin -- get "failed to pick a pixel format". The plugin fails and AE dies after that. Using Nvidia webdriver for mac. It is current. Latest OS for mac 14.2
alon s
1 year ago
The transition are greats!
How did you do that?
Chris
1 year ago
Following along the second example, I lose my 3D camera after loading the last (bump) texture. The actual camera is there but the textured sphere does not rotate (or that the sphere rotates but the textures do not). Also have to down the res to quarter for it to refresh.

I think it probably has something to do with the the size of the texture files, but short of downsizing the textures, it would be good to have comments about how to cope with the overload and understand what is due to the graphics card (NVidia GeForce GTX 760), what is due to the RAM (8GB on Windows 10 x64) and what possible choices in AE could help remedy.

Note that the first example worked, so those textures are probably doing it. Lovely plugin, very grateful, but kind of stuck.
Dom
1 year ago
Hey Andrew, loving the Orb plugin, amazing work as always! One issue I'm having though is copying and pasting Orb layers from on comp to another. It crashes AE for me. I'm using latest v16 AE on a Mac with latest Mojave. Any help would be much appreciated! :)

Dom
Guillermo Vaccarezza
1 year ago
I think I love you
1 year ago
How do you to create smokey atmosphere around planets in vc orb
Anas
1 year ago
please help, when I load the texture on the orb the orb disappear,why?
    potkas7
    1 year ago
    Bingo! I have exactly the same problem. I came here hoping to find out what I was doing wrong so I'm glad to see it's not just me.
    Amrit
    8 months ago
    Take a lower resolution texture.
Israeln
1 year ago
I love it so much, but when I add a camera the sphere become oblong. HELP!
Wimzz
1 year ago
Could you or someone here tell me where the sound effects are form؟
wilfredchan
1 year ago
hi, I am trying to insert the texture, but I failed, it just shows me the texture when after I select the diffuse layer
Calisto Capaxe
1 year ago
Andrew Kramer, fantastic plug-in! congratulation you´re THE BEST!!! thanks for this
gerald
1 year ago
Yea it works. Updated the graphics drivers and made sure to use the latest version of the plugin. Thanks
damian
1 year ago
Hi everyone
I need help
I would like to make a logo that is braided by roots but I do not know how
help me ?
Shaun
1 year ago
there are some planetary texture files here in 2 and 8k
https://www.solarsystemscope.com/textures/
    H.D.
    1 year ago
    Perfect! Thanks!!!
ed
1 year ago
can someone send some mars textures
Tim
1 year ago
Hello I can not render any projects I've done with Orb. Everytime the program crashes. I am working with after effects cs6 and I have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 960.
What should I do?
Leon Hausmann
1 year ago
Hello I can not render any projects I've done with Orb. Everytime the program crashes. I am working with after effects cs6 and I have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 960.
What should I do?
1 year ago
Wow that's a great plugin, I can't believe you giving that away for free, don't complain though, I will happily download it for free :) Thank you!!!
Awesome!! This is great! video copilot
1 year ago
OMG! That's amazing!
Sting
1 year ago
Pretty good! Thanks.
Bhumenjoy Konsam
1 year ago
Tooo Goood! You never stop surprising us.
Owen Williams
1 year ago
Great Tutorial. Whenever I add a texture to the diffuse, it just turns black. I've got lighting and the camera all set up and even after I add the illumination, normal and stuff it still doesn't work.
1 year ago
Andrew, you beautiful bastard!
A thousand thank you’s 😀😀
1 year ago
Awesome video copilot.
1 year ago
Hello...
How i can get the Planet texture ????
Jairo
1 year ago
Another awesome tool created by computer graphics masters. Thank you so much Video Copilot
1 year ago
How to download?
Josh
1 year ago
ORB! ORB! Where ORB you???
AEperson
1 year ago
Maybe Video CoPilot meant 09-18-2019 ?!! lool
1 year ago
I miss work today becuse i think i will be having fun with ORB but its not release yet.
THANK u KRAMER I LOSing my job becuse your plugins....
damian
1 year ago
Its been my 2nd day since I told my wife Im not available for the night cause of ORB. Its not gonna pass anymore :( help. Release it please.
    Hunter McDowall
    1 year ago
    Dude that is your fault. Don't put off spending time with your wife because you're waiting for a plugin to arrive on this website. I mean come on bro.
Antony Cappello
1 year ago
Looks Epic!
Philippe Toupin
1 year ago
God bless VC.
1 year ago
Is it OUT YET? ORB, not yet? See dat? What I did dar? Man its easy if you planet out right! Ok, anyway... give me a link, or a zelda or something!!!!!! Im jones'n.. or atleast im his neighbor and just trying to keep up with him. ;-)
Steve Inman
1 year ago
How many people have been refreshing their browsers like every minute? Am I the only one? Can't wait great work VC.
章简
1 year ago
it's 11pm in China...and i'm still waiting....
Bluecatz
1 year ago
Today is the day! Thank you Andrew and the rest of the Video Copilot team!
Robert
1 year ago
I am alien and waiting too.
1 year ago
judging from all your other releases. This will be worth the wait! Still I'm hitting refresh lots
1 year ago
I'm sofa king excited! Thank you for doing this!
damian
1 year ago
Yea I was hoping its today too.
Guillermo
1 year ago
Please today!!!!
Israel Soteldo
1 year ago
TODAYYY?? :D
DiaAku
1 year ago
How about now???!!!!! Cannot wait for this!
nepkak
1 year ago
today?
    1 year ago
    Next week is this whole week! Our goal is tomorrow! Stay up to date on our Twitter and Instagram for updates!
Landry France
1 year ago
Hi Big Andrew, nous y sommes !!!
    Jeremy B
    1 year ago
    J'ai trop hte !!
Bluecatz
1 year ago
Is everyone else obsessively checking this page to see if it’s bewn released yet, or is it just me?
    Riccardo
    1 year ago
    No it's not just you. :)
    Landry France
    1 year ago
    You are not alone !
    Alexander
    1 year ago
    Yep : )
    Milton Aroldo Sosa Recinos
    1 year ago
    Yo tambien, aaaaah!!!
Daniel
1 year ago
I can't wait for this! I've been going through all the old tutorials in anticipation.
Daluz
1 year ago
So, is it today?
1 year ago
Woooooooooww !!! Thanks Andrew! You are the fucking master!
I have a project in mind in which this will help me a lot! Many thanks
shi fan Tang
1 year ago
How to download?
Robert
1 year ago
This is outstanding, congrats guys!
Gary
1 year ago
It's next week already. Come on, this is worse than a child waiting for Christmas to arrive!
    Milton Aroldo Sosa Recinos
    1 year ago
    Gary! esto es peor cuando a tu novia no le ha venido... desesperante!!!!
1 year ago
Yoooohoooo! It's next weeeeek!
    xerazox
    1 year ago
    yea lol andrew where the plugin at
raddy
1 year ago
7th Day yeeAA..!!
Roockaboo
1 year ago
Andrew, where is my new Element3D v3? :)
alfaiz
1 year ago
it's free??
    Luis
    1 year ago
    Yes!
Bob K
1 year ago
Will there be refraction ..... for like a crystal ball - with multi-color neurons glowing and flickering inside?
Walrus
1 year ago
Will this plugin work with the intel processor? Asking because Element 3D wasn't compatible with my computer, which massively bummed me out.
1 year ago
This is the right website for everyone who hopes to understand this topic.
You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want
to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that
has been discussed for decades. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!
1 year ago
Its a ton of work getting just a lil of this with CC Sphere. When I saw this i was so excited, till i remembered FX Console doesn't work with CS6. Does this amazing ORB plugin work with CS6?
    Stephen Green
    1 year ago
    Not by the looks of the installer pic. CC2014 is the earliest version.
    xerazox
    1 year ago
    should work cuz of the custom install option
nepkak
1 year ago
5 day finish
    R-CANE
    1 year ago
    You won't believe what your name means in Dutch
    1 year ago
    fake poop

    wat the actual f*ck
1 year ago
This is really cool. Its a ton of work just trying to get this done with CC Sphere. Video CoPilot is and will remain the best VFX studio i know.
Hi vc !
I want red text .
I can't wait to use this plug-in.
BILLY GAILYARD
1 year ago
awesome glad to see this
Andre
1 year ago
You Sir, are so generous. Thank´s a lot. Not just for the Free Plug ins that are all very important in almost anyones Workflow. Like, who doesnt use VC Colour Vibrance on... everything! But also thank you so much for all the Free tutorials you have given us!
Milton
1 year ago
No me sorprenderia que crees tu propio after effects o por asi decirlo tu propio sofwares para VFX gacias por tu aporte lo espero con ansias el nuevo plugin un fuerte abrazo y que solo sea de exitos en todo...
mike
1 year ago
Awesome!!
Cudak
1 year ago
any week now.
wow really great
wish that plugin was free :(
Simon
1 year ago
Quality over quantity, I see now, we follow you lead, this man is an unrivaled true pioneer who has no equals - the Muhammad Ali of motion design advancement, we are all in total suspense. One question, when's the film coming out with Ash Thorpe ;-)
Good_ok
1 year ago
Can I adding my own textures (or compositions with some textures) on this spheres?
SPARTACUS
1 year ago
Take my eyes of it for a moment then BOOM!!, Planets!! (and 183 comments) :-)
panteasuccess
1 year ago
excellent
chuck Lankford
1 year ago
Since I am a capitalist, I insist you charge me for this stuff (you socialist commie red)!
David Thomas
1 year ago
Stop giving us this stuff for free!
Joe
1 year ago
This is a timely plugin. We can animate the stuff they are hiding from us RE: the sun. Perhaps animate the Niburu slingshot around the sun creating the poles to reverse. 8)
Chris O’Sullivan
1 year ago
Looks amazing can't wait to buy it....wait.......Free?!! Again???!!!....well thanks very much then...
1 year ago
Thank You.
Nick
1 year ago
Will the spheres be able to cast shadows on each other? For potential eclipse animations?
    1 year ago
    No shadows... but with a few tricks this is doable.
    Justin
    1 year ago
    The red text is back! :)
sercan
1 year ago
so good news.Thank you
1 year ago
its big
1 year ago
Awesome, anyone have any idea on the price they may charge for this?
    Coyote
    1 year ago
    It's free actually
    Keith
    1 year ago
    $5000 USD

    Nah, just kidding. It's free as shown in the video trailer.
Karol
1 year ago
It's like this meme:
Stop wasting time for his promises.
It's not gonna happen' :)
Tyler
1 year ago
You guys rock. I can't wait to check it out!
1 year ago
Is That Coming Soon ?
Adept Aladwani
1 year ago
hi bro


we need another one plug for the camera we have control for the focus
Walter
1 year ago
This is great! Hope this baby works with CS5! I only have CS5! Please!!!
1 year ago
you just save us alot of time and money.
thx andrew.
egyptian designers love u
Suren SARGSYAN
1 year ago
Can I create my own galaxy and go live there?
Simon Webb
1 year ago
THIS... has made my year. Why the hell don’t you put a price tag on it... Even a small amount!! This sort of thing is a must have for motion designers. Element is my number one tool (OpFl 2nd!!) this is GOING to find a place in my work... somehow!! Thankyou. Thankyou.
Marc
1 year ago
Great news. Hope this plug in works with CS 6!!!
    Rico
    1 year ago
    Are you one of these time travelers posting on the web, and you're stuck in the 2000,s ????
    Ssevrin
    1 year ago
    Lets hope it does!
    Yeah Rico, I'm happy for you.....and I'mma let you finish.... but hopefully one day you'll realise that not everyone that uses After Effects can afford Adobes pay-as-you-go money making scheme!

    Oh...and Beyonce has the best video of ALL TIME!!
Angel Feliciano
1 year ago
Thank you! Regarding this score- Is this from proscores collection?
    1 year ago
    I would like to know this too! I found a very similar track ( nearly identical but more percussion and less symphonic ) at audiohive but if this is part of ProScores, will definitely get it.
chad bennett
1 year ago
I need ORB now, lol.... I have GALAXIES TO BUILD MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Pedram
1 year ago
That cool babe.... fantastic bro
Leo
1 year ago
Very nice! I can't wait to use this plug-in.
Olaomo
1 year ago
Thank you
Jan Hofmeister
1 year ago
Any chance for having an option to render out albedo/normal/roughness/metalness/illumination/etc. maps of the planets for realtime usage?
1 year ago
Awesome. I was using cc sphere last week and didn't really thought about how awful this effect is in After Effects. Cant wait to try this one out. Thanks.
Thamer Babgi
1 year ago
Andrew you’re awesome!!
Chris
1 year ago
When i think some compagnies wouldn't mind charging you 150$ or more for this. Incredible plugin for sure !
Hubert
1 year ago
Hi Andrew. I have a SUGGESTION:
Why don't you try and sell this plugin for NASA. It might help them create more realistic composites while streaming "live from outer space".

Keep up working doing what you're doing Andrew. Good job!
Ujjwal Maharjan
1 year ago
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! so much
Catarina
1 year ago
Andrew you are awesome, did you know that?
Gary Baker
1 year ago
can't wait to give this orb a whirl
Goldorachox
1 year ago
Thank's for sharing your technology.
So cool.
Can I have a
"Hey what's up Andrew Kramer here for Videocopilot"
it will be wonderful. (my secret dream)
Burak Yak
1 year ago
It looks crazy and very well detailed. Giving it for free is the most big-hearted behavior. I can't wait.
Thank you so much in advance.
1 year ago
Super pumped for this!
Meta Muhamud
1 year ago
This is awesome
but waiting for the vehicle pack bring for us that soon andru.
GUSTAVO
1 year ago
This plugin will be able to recreate a solar scene with flares?
I'm talking about transporting the tutorial (149. Solar Atmosphere)
Canahan
1 year ago
Great, a few days ago I start working on an earth model in after effects. So far I've got the rotating earth with clouds orbited by the moon. If you look closely you can see small stuff like satellites in the orbit, too. I also added background stars, a light flare from the sun and some kind of space-fog. At last I tried to realize a day-night Transition with lights on the earth's surface. Well perhaps I can do those stuff next week way more easier. If you like to watch my attemp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2cM4KZUpqo
    MuckyMann
    1 year ago
    Your planet is rotating the wrong way...
    spencer
    1 year ago
    oh man that always bugs me... Anyway cool render, try adding some atmosphere with an outer glow layer style (you can play with the gradient option to get a good looking falloff)
Shiznaft
1 year ago
Thank you! This looks amazing, can't wait to learn from it. I really appreciate all the hard work.
Jama-tech
1 year ago
Wow!!! its AMAZING
1 year ago
When are you releasing a Flat-Earth Plugin?
Samuel Tobias
1 year ago
Dude, you're awesome! Thanks!
R-CANE
1 year ago
Automatic shadow illumination? WOW!! Sounds like some next level stuff!
Winston Melbourne
1 year ago
very much looking forward to this as I'm trying to make a space seen or too
kipster
1 year ago
4 free space backgrounds (360) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZthxaTrSwc
Tristan Summers
1 year ago
AUTOMATIC SHADOW ILLUMINATION.
Whatever happened to the 5 syllables per second rule?
Did you ever see Adam and Joe's data dumps at the end of their shows?
Have you seen MAx Headroom? I feel blipped!
This thing looks great though. Keep making our lives easier so we can concentrate on cleaning up other freelancers' badly collected projects
    Rogue Robot
    1 year ago
    I thought I was the oldest person on this site - but those 90's TV references show me I am not alone!
    Rogue Robot
    1 year ago
    I thought I was the oldest person on this site - but those 80/90's TV references show me I am not alone!
    kaber13
    1 year ago
    heh, nope. I was rocking a Walkman in High school when Velcro was cool.
DURGESH GAUR
1 year ago
andrew you are such a dynamic person , i m really impress with you
Audhesh
1 year ago
Thank You Sir......
james
1 year ago
why you always making the awesome plugin for free?
it is non sense when the others making dollars for their own....

ah no...you are non sense, i can not believe....and i don't
David DeCorso
1 year ago
It's crazy that you spend hours making these plugins and then give them away for free when you could be making thousands of dollars of them. As someone who loves VFX artistry but doesn't have any money to spend on it I am super thankful! Thanks Andrew!
1 year ago
Looking forward to the tutorial! Will you be working in the 2.5D camera rig. Moving it in a cinematic way is always so complicated. Would love some tips
ELECTRIC HORNET
1 year ago
This is so sweet! The best thing since SABER! Star Wars nerds, awake!
Hey Andrew, do we get object as light in Element 3D V3???
ArthPD
1 year ago
We miss you Andrew <3 :)
Darby Peterson
1 year ago
This is awesome! Working on a SW fan film and came up with nothing photorealistic enough for film-quality planets, whether in AE or any other program... UNTIL NOW!

Great work, guys!

Andrew, will Element 3D V3 have custom glow colors for materials, and also object as light / global illumination like in C4D? I want to have the glow from spaceship jets relighting the area around the jet, but not relighting the whole scene like an AE light.
Joan Carson
1 year ago
Amazing can't wait to use this. :)
sam koreyah
1 year ago
Cant wait to use it for sure
1 year ago
Looks amazing can't wait, when is the release?
C
Kellen Vann
1 year ago
is this free?
kellen vann
1 year ago
is this realy free
Micky
1 year ago
Can't wait to see all the planets in everyones reel....

This is awesome tho thanks Kramer and VC!
1 year ago
Can object giving off light have light reflect off these planets?
1 year ago
Andrew, phenomenal! This couldntncome at a better time. I got the ok from a huge comic character creator to do a high concept fan film tomsee if he would partner with our boutique production company to create the feature. I’m writing the fan film and playing the character as I’m an actor and this is needed. WHAT DID NYOU ISE FOR THE SOUND DESIGN?!? It’s a perfect direction for the teaser we are creating.
    Square
    1 year ago
    I'm pretty sure he's using MotionPulse as it's a sound effects pack from Video Copilot
JayFive
1 year ago
Good things come to those who wait.
1 year ago
Nice! You made a plugin that generates...spheres? =D
Kevin
1 year ago
Andrew, you are a credit to humanity. Thank you once again.
1 year ago
Anyway you could release this today or tomorrow? Going to be working from home and this would be great to play with while riding out the hurricane. If it helps, I work at NASA doing 3D animations.
1 year ago
WOW! This looks fun!
MolotFx
1 year ago
WHERE IS SAM LOYA?!!!
Martin
1 year ago
Andrew, please let it be functional in CS6, because I can never afford anything above it.
    Chris
    1 year ago
    ?what lol take only $20 a month
    Stephen Green
    1 year ago
    It's not by the looks of the installer.

    As for $20 a month - well I'm still on CS6 too - so that's what $1200 I've saved?

    Plus I didn't have to deal with a broken system in 2014 where I was locked out of it, or features being removed/broken/changed.
Ahmed Rashed
1 year ago
is it GPU support ? Ray trace render ?
eldiablo
1 year ago
Great job!!! With a single post you will have people crowded like zombie horde here (until its released).. Thats the power of quality work (not to mention, when its free).
Dan
1 year ago
100% Free. It's going to be 100% amazing! Let's create a Universe. xD
1 year ago
You freakin' kidding me, bro?!
VC.net for LIFE! :D
1 year ago
Very nice
Janne
1 year ago
Amazing. Just what I need for my upcoming project! Thank you so much!! :-)
1 year ago
*drool*
Thanks so much for serving the After Effects community!
1 year ago
TAKE MY MONEY !!! ................ oh wait, its free, I bow my AE lord Kramer with "Jon Schnepp SWEATYnerd shakiness reaction" ELEMENT 3D on 2080 RTX Ti should be easy
kelly vigil
1 year ago
what is the maximum rendering/composition resolution this plugin can work at?
mike
1 year ago
NICE! I see a lot of space movies coming to youtube.
Justin Barkby
1 year ago
Free? Thank you. Just what I have always wanted to do with AE.
    stallfish
    1 year ago
    Yeah, this is realy great gift! Thx
    kellen vann
    1 year ago
    is this free
kevin
1 year ago
Look who's back. Glad to see ya! It's been too long.
1 year ago
Your the best man !!
felipe camara
1 year ago
Biennnnnnn !!!!!!
Barry
1 year ago
WHERE IS SAM LOYA!!!!! :D
    George Laird
    1 year ago
    standing on one of the moons, fixing the spaceship
Josh
1 year ago
I actually can't wait! In my film class at my HS rn, just saw this post and almost screamed out loud. Been waiting for some activity, and you haven't disappointed! Looks awesome, Andrew!
1 year ago
This is just too cool, Andrew & team! Thank you for the passion you put into your work and helping others along the way. Can't beat that professionalism.
1 year ago
Can`t wait to put my hands on that plugin!!!! You should implement a donation button on the website Andrew... ;-)
Lewis
1 year ago
Wow. That looks amazing.
I bet you started since you did the end titles for Star Trek.
Jeremy
1 year ago
You are the Warren Buffet of graphics professionals. Thanks for your entrepreneurial and philanthropic contributions!
    Kevin
    1 year ago
    Nah, He's the Bobby Fischer of AE. He establised himself as the Grand Master, unsurpassed in skill; then, without explanation, he disappears for a lengthly period of time. Meanwhile, the world awaits his return, anticipating a shock and awe championship defense of his title. With his new, and free plugin on it's way, does anyone doubt a checkmate is to come?
REAL_TANG
1 year ago
WOWWWWWWWWWWW relly?
Guillaume
1 year ago
Woaw, Big Thanks Andrew, I'm exciting to try this new amazing plug-in !
1 year ago
This looks unbelievable!!! I am so excited about this!!!
1 year ago
Pretty speechless that this is free... I'm watching the trailer trying to formulate a way to pitch this to my boss as a new purchase, and the %100 FREE comes up! Floored...
mobin
1 year ago
i"m gonna cry
Anas
1 year ago
You blow my mind, Thank you so much, keep up the amazing work.
Rockmike
1 year ago
Andreewwwwww oh my god!! perfects!!! Its for cs6 too?
cant wait!
R-CANE
1 year ago
Thank you so much! This is a very welcome gift. Looking forward to using it !!
nepkak
1 year ago
omg
MuckyMan
1 year ago
"Available next week!" give`s him plenty of time to find something that need`s "fixing" lol !
1 year ago
Andrew, I know this is a long stretch but I'll be working on a 48-hour short film contest this weekend and the topic will be space-related. I planned a couple of Earth shots, but I could never ever achieve this sort of quality in that short time span. Any chance for an early release (maybe via email)?! Thank you and your team so much for your hard work, it is much appreciated.
    1 year ago
    If you need you can find plenty of earth maps online you can use in Element 3D. It's a bit of work, but you can achieve really cool results just by tweaking parameters an superposing different layers (cloud, atmosphere, etc...).

    Check out the Nasa website, all the Blue Marble textures are available, free, and at least 8K if I remember correctly ;)

    Here you can see a WIP of a shot where I used E3D to create a realistic Earth :https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbLpfEljoJ/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
    You'll se it's not so hard once you have found the right parameters (after all, it's only a sphere ^^) ;)

    Good luck with your short !
    1 year ago
    As Thomas said. NASA has quite a few textures. There is actually an 86k earth texture you can piece back together. https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_cat.php?categoryID=1484
1 year ago
Welcome Andrew and big thank for all.

Best
Mario
wim
1 year ago
"Available next week!"
So fingers crossed. :-)
Momcilo Stojkovic
1 year ago
Amazing, will the plug in work if called from command line using aerender? Some of the plug ins break like VC Color Vibrance.
1 year ago
Andrew, I know this is a long stretch but I'll be working on a 48-hour short film contest this weekend and the topic will be space-related. I planned a couple of Earth shots, but I could never ever achieve this sort of quality in that short time span. Any chance for an early release (maybe via email)?! Thank you and your team so much for your hard work, it is very much appreciated.
Maor Gordon
1 year ago
OMG! I don't need to use that awful CC SPHERE anymore! Thank you Andrew!! Thank you sooo much! You are the godfather of AE
Rockmike
1 year ago
Welcome back master of after effects!!!!
1 year ago
Guys its 2018.. why are there still people working with CS6... its over 6 years old now.
    Stephen Green
    1 year ago
    Because I don't really feel the need to hand over monthly payments to Adobe.

    At least I know they're not going to break anything with software that's no longer being updated.
    Martin
    1 year ago
    Because some of us can't afford a monthly payment to Adobe, on top of my actual bills and health expenses.
Vlada
1 year ago
Free?? No words really...
MasterKoala
1 year ago
you came back and my soul became enlightened again!
andrew
1 year ago
this got me erected! I am so happy to see some action on the site again, and as always, great stuff!! Mr Kramer, I think most people would be happy to pay little bit for all the fancy plug ins you people are making!!! Well anyways, lots of love from the other side of the sea!
Reanimator
1 year ago
This is why people need to have patience and faith in VCP, greatness takes time.
It's beyond awesome this is offered for free and I'm super grateful for it, will surely support whatever commercial plugin/product VCP decides to release next.
Rich
1 year ago
I salute you and your team!
GFXStudios
1 year ago
Waiting to see the possibilities of this.
Daniel Walker
1 year ago
I already have evil er,I I mean plans for this!!! muwhaahaahaahaa!!!
Francis
1 year ago
well i'll be damned....almost similar to Gleb Alexandrov's Training DVD Space VFX, but this one is for free, and BIGGEST OF ALL, it's AFTER EFFECTS....
Cristian
1 year ago
Seems awesome! I too add a request for cs6 compatibility... 😁
War-X
1 year ago
It can't be more powerful than CC Sphere! :P
Karlmarx schweinsteiger
1 year ago
Hello genius!....
Can't wait for E3D V3.....
Now E3 have to play Realtime animation scene...
Almbic files, BVH, FBX, and HDR Renders.........

Please Mr Andrew so. Ppllllllllleeeeaaassse. Cant wait...
    0o00o0oo
    1 year ago
    Agreed, or at least the FBX support. It was announced a long time ago, and I have been waiting for it since. Free plugins are great, but I'd rather shell out money on a great E3D update. It's been so long without an official word. Makes one wonder if it's dead. =/
Vitaliy
1 year ago
Thats is... AMAZING! Nice job, VC team!
2 Andrew, like for the most of us, u'r tuts changed my life. I really miss for those days when there were a lot of New stuff here)
Even my wife recognise u, when i launch the tuts from VC. net.
So, please, don't leave us alone with Adobe)
Hamza
1 year ago
Welcome Back !!
َAli
1 year ago
Thanks Andrew. you are the best
kesadisan
1 year ago
if this plug in will be paid only, I shall be waiting for the free tutorial later on :)
    the real smithy
    1 year ago
    Andrew stated on facebook that the plug in is free.
1 year ago
Yo Andrew!
Not all of us are waiting for Intercept. A lot of us are focused and amazed on how Your ideas and pasion to this industry (and I got to say that sometimes hobby) are revolutionary and orbing out of this world. 😬 Keep developing ideas and projects. Never been disappointed AT ALL by any of your stuff.

Can’t wait to see Orb.
Caine Mitchell
1 year ago
Mate you're just an absolute champion. Thank you!!

I know it's been out for a while now but I'm absolutely LOVING FX Console right now!!

Still to this day, no-one tops you online for tutes, your delivery style, free and paid plugins, and just the damn cool look to your site and any UI's.

Cheers AK
1 year ago
Yaaay! It's nice to see that you have a new plugin coming out Kramer. This is something that I would have paid for but the fact that it'll be free,....INSANE and much appreciated!

G-Phi
Veight
1 year ago
Hello. Very intriguing trailer and really want to see the new plugin. But there is a question, how to create a tunnel effect similar to hyperspeed, which is used when text appears?
    Vitalii
    1 year ago
    I agree this looks very interesting, did you find the answer?
Terry
1 year ago
I was Worried And Stress Andrew Has Leaved us ON The Top of Mountain..But Not He didn't guess What HIS BACCKKKK!...
Scott
1 year ago
I’ve been doing Sci-fi as a hobby for years. Mostly space/planet scenes from previous VCP tutorials (https://vast-game.tumblr.com/image/155091063689).

You have no idea how happy you made me tonight. Looking forward to it! Thanks Andrew and team!
1 year ago
But still no Intercept? 😛
Vidura
1 year ago
That is great jo
Torsor
1 year ago
Yesssss!!! Take my money! Or if it’s free, take my eternal thanks for being so awesome!
Delano Samuels
1 year ago
He is back!
Oscar
1 year ago
Amazing!
Adi
1 year ago
You guys are the B.E.S.T!
1 year ago
Dude, thanks! This is great and is so cool that you would give this away as a free plug-in, but honestly, we simply miss you. Truly.
Abdulaziz
1 year ago
Is it free or not ?
Overall its great job any way ....you master of monsters 💪😈
TomG
1 year ago
Very cool. Looking forward to the plug-in, tutorial and more. Don't be a stranger.

Call your mother.
She worries.
Adam Blockbuster
1 year ago
So..When teacher Andrew disappears for a long time..it's mean that his brain is start to create somethink unbeliveble big..stil wait for action essential 3 element v3 and this ORB!! orgasm everytime..thanks master...
1 year ago
Hello Andrew & VC Team

Is ORB compatible with Adobe CS6?

Thank you,
Kind Regards,
Steve
Mike
1 year ago
Thanks AK , I imagine this plugin will be used in many movies in the future ....
1 year ago
You’re too kind to us giving it away for free.

Instead, you should treat us like the scavenging dogs we are and charge us for it, like any self respecting cruel overlord would. 😁
    R-CANE
    1 year ago
    Whahaha.... comment of the day
1 year ago
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!


...and a good thanks to you, sir!
barney
1 year ago
what an irony that when i first discover this web site , the blue planet tutorial was on
Wheelz
1 year ago
WOW!!! Can't wait!!
togep
1 year ago
So when are we gonna see the tutorial. And Also , Where the hell is intercept :P
1 year ago
Thank you
Always wonderful

I'm waiting

I also hope to see

Element 3D 3.0


Will we see improvements or development?

I hope to address the problems of reflection with Bump and Displacement

If the animated camera .. Tracking Cameras can be imported into Inside Element 3D V3 or linked to

That would be great

you are the best
Ben
1 year ago
God like genius!!!

Thank you

:-)
Drew
1 year ago
Thank you Andrew Kramer.
Amy
1 year ago
Looks great, i know this is off subject but will you be releasing element 3d v3 this year?
    1 year ago
    Not sure yet... Element V3 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up! Big project, Big improvements! Our next product is actually another plug-in but not Element 3D. Although it can work with Element 3D V2. I've said too much!
    justinleduc
    1 year ago
    @Andrew Kramer Hot damn! That's actually some juicy info. Looking forward to getting these plugins. Thanks Andrew!
    1 year ago
    @Andrew as Nvidia anaunced tje RTX cards with "realtime" ray tracing, did you consider to add the support in E3d v3 or is this something for E3d v3.5 or 4?
    1 year ago
    After this information of Andrew i believe v3 is going to be a standalone 3D software :)
Bob Rogers
1 year ago
Well done Andrew. Nice looking plugin.
Richard Goldman
1 year ago
Sweet! Is it CC only or will it run on CS6?
    Steve J
    1 year ago
    Yeah, Im hoping for CS6 support, but not holding my breath.
1 year ago
Thanks for the new ORB plug-in, Dude! You rock! I feel all spacey now, no... not that Spacey...
    Max
    1 year ago
    kevin spacey
1 year ago
So...how much...as in dollars!?!!
Jerry Higbee
1 year ago
This sounds great! Will it work in conjunction with Element, or is it a standalone plugin?
    1 year ago
    It is a stand-alone plug-in but with Element you can add space ships and other space stuff!
1 year ago
I think this is right up my ally being E11 World and all that 😁😁😁
Can't wait for this!
Keith
1 year ago
Woohoo! Can't wait for this. Currently working on a project that this would make things much easier.