UPDATED: New Tutorial & ORB Plug-in V1.0.2 Now Available!

Here we go! Our new 3D ORB plug-in for After Effects is now available! This tutorial goes in-depth into many powerful features that will allow you to create amazing visuals!

Watch Tutorial on Youtube!

ORB V1.0.2 UPDATE: We’ve updated the plug-in to V1.0.2 to fix initialization issues with some AMD cards. Be sure to update your drivers and try the new version!

  • Please note CPU and GPU requirements!
  • SLI: If you are running dual GPU’s, you may need to disable SLI. This is a driver controlled function that is out of our control.

Check out our sweet mini-site to download Plug-in & Textures!

Compatibility:
Check compatibility info and be sure to update your drivers if you have any issues running the plug-in.

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897 Comments

Martin
3 days ago
When I upload all the textures and set it up in orb settings and try to zoom it with the camera i' ve got lots of pixels. Why is it happening? I follow step by step. I even changed my composition settings to 4k. Any ideas? Thanks a lot
4 days ago
I mentioned in my last post about my Mars tutorial for Orb and how I've got its moons to cast shadows onto the planet. Well here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ieaLJQOp-8
1 week ago
Hello!

I recently updated my AE to the latest version ( Version 16.1.2 Build 55) and keep getting a error whenever I apply VC Orb to a layer. The error reads.

After Effects error: invalid filter (25::3)

Not sure why. Any recommendations/fixes?

Thanks!
    Martin
    3 days ago
    you have to update your graphic card
Tanner
1 week ago
Hello!
Had a quick question that hopefully someone will be able to answer...
I am trying to do the "Haze" layer and for some reason, the part of the orb that the parallel light is hitting is darker than the "Dark" side of the orb. It makes it so my earth's atmosphere is only on the outside of the orb...
Does anyone have an idea on why this would be happening?
2 weeks ago
Effects Error couldn't find the main entry point for VCOrb.aex
how can solve it?
Matt
2 weeks ago
Ok, so I need to make the entire solar system. I thought this plugin would work with multiple orbs all in their respective XYZ space but when orb/planets overlap (via camera rotation) the z order is still obviously 2D layer based (solids) and so multiple orbs don't occlude properly.

I even tried multiple instances of the orb effect on one solid, that definitely doesn't work. Any way to correct this and get proper XYZ?

This is a brilliant plugin that I would really like to bring in on a very high level project that will be viewed by a lot of eyes. I mean a lot. I can't go into specifics because I'm under NDA, but this is for a very well known global company. If this won't work then I'll have to rely on Maya instead, which is not optimal on perf and render times.
Isaac Gandy
2 weeks ago
I'm not sure if its because of my graphics card or just a bug but when I render anything using orb it crashes my program and I can't render it
2 weeks ago
A whole set of VC Orb tutorials.

I love Orb, I think it's brilliant and such as time-saver. So much so, that I've created a whole of of tutorials using Video Copilot's Orb and put them on YouTube. There's tutorials for each planet in our solar system, each using a different technique in After Effects, some are texture based, the ones for Earth (no point in doing tutorials for making an Earth after all) are about adding a storm, using Nulls to create geographic labels and adding an aurora.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL58-kYtQUHvObfVpn5viKl3lLvCU-c7Ue

Next week's tutorial is my favourite - I've added moons to Mars (all using Orb on layers) and they cast shadows onto the planet.
Manuel DaSilva
3 weeks ago
Hi Andrew i tried creating the earth.. when I click on Diffuse to Planet 4k the sphere disappears.. what did I do wrong??
    2 weeks ago
    Your graphics card might not be able to handle the 4k textures. Mine couldnt. Try resizing them to 2k.
old machine
4 weeks ago
it doesn't work on my old machine..when loading to the diffuse, planet 4k textures everything becomes black, the orb disappear.
Ariya
4 weeks ago
On my machine it worked on the GTX1080ti.
However, it did not work with the RTX2080ti.
Patric
1 month ago
Looking forward to playing around with this plugin; unfortunately I can't currently get it to work on my system.

Running a Windows 10 PC with an i7-8700k and an MSI GTX 1070Ti - After Effects Version 16.1.1 (Build 4)

Error Message:

After Effects error: Couldn't find main entry point for VCOrb.aex
(48::72)

If I attempt to insert the plugin on a layer for a second time the error message changes to:

After Effects error: invalid filter
(25::3)
    Matthias
    6 days ago
    This is exactly what I get too. The published FAQ from VC don't solve the problem unfortunately.
    I am running Win 10 on a dual XEON E5-2687W, a GTX 980 Ti and AE CC 2019 16.1.2 Build 55.
    Martin
    4 days ago
    I had the same. Update your graphic card drivers and windows
    Matthias
    3 days ago
    @Martin: Didn't work. Everything is on the latest version. Not even de- and reinstalling the gfx drivers did help.
Rushikesh K
2 months ago
Hello,
On what PC Specs did you record the Ultra 3d Earth Video Tutorial.
If anyone knows please reply
Mahendra kushwaha
2 months ago
Hello, this plug-in work on my After Effects CC 2019.
Can you help me please ?
Provod
2 months ago
Hello.
Is there any chance to have a version for lowest videocards?.. I have Nvidia GT630 and cannot even try this fantastic plugin. (

Sorry for my english :)
2 months ago
Do you have textures for other planets too?
Ch0pper116
2 months ago
Is it impossible to get this running in CS5? I'm very much stuck in the past and unable to afford to move forward but have been trying to bolster it as much as I can. I already have Element V.1 and want to upgrade there, trying to find a camera tracker but the foundery pulled theirs a long time ago.
Justin Peacock
2 months ago
When i try to open the plug in it says there is no openCL platforms available, is there a fix for this? I updated my drivers and nothing changed
Théo
3 months ago
Hello, this plug-in doesn't work on my After Effects CC 2019. When I upload the plug-in an error code appear.
Can you help me please ?
Thanks.
Ruen
3 months ago
After Effects Error: couldn't find main entry point for VCOrb.aex
How to fix.
3 months ago
I am using MACbook pro with AE CC14 and OS 10.10.1
On adding a texture, the spherical UV map is not working. It just shows stretched lines. Any suggestions would be of great help.
Mithun
3 months ago
hey ....Im not able to use VC orb...when I apply on solid layer it pops up with " no OpenCL platform available" ...somebody pls help ....cant find any solution online.....
    Risith
    2 months ago
    I have the same problem. Do you find a solution?
Brient
3 months ago
I can not use Orb,no OpenCL platform available! My Graphics card is GTX 1070Ti.Why?Thanks.
    Adrian
    3 months ago
    Because OpenCL is AMD
jos martinez
4 months ago
Mr.ANDREW iam not speak english;Only for TANKS for plugins orb and vc reflect from MEXICO
DIOS LO SIGA BENDICIENDO MUCHISIMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Corto Zielenkiewicz
4 months ago
Hi; i'm currently working with 16k bump maps for creating Mars.
Everything works fine with after effect on 1/2 Resolution. Above 3.5images for previz.
While i start rendering. After Effect don't shows any progress even after 8hours.
Any Tips ?
64Gb Rams
i7 7700k
1018ti
Chris
4 months ago
Yo, can someone provide me working link? I'm not able to download it anywhere at the moment, I need to try, looks awesom! :)
Ambar Ghosh
4 months ago
Hey Andrew,
I use Adobe CC 2017 and I am having a problem with VC ORB. The problem is, when I am applying Any picture on diffuse map, the default orb disappears. Help me please. Thank You.
Ambar Ghosh
4 months ago
I am having a problem in VC ORB plugin. The problem is that when I am applying any JPEG picture on map, the orb disappear's. What should I do?
    Dimitar Kolev
    4 months ago
    Hey Ambar. I had the same problem. I found out if you pre-save the map in PNG it's working fine.
Mahalakshmi
4 months ago
Hey Andrew,
As soon as I apply the texture to Diffuse map or any other map everything turns to the white, the sphere vanishes help me to resolve it
Abbaty Abdul
5 months ago
ANDREW KRAMER you are the best
5 months ago
Amazing Trailer!
But it was the first tutorial that i could not replicate on my PC :-(
The screen of my After Effects CS6 turns black after the texture 4K is set on difuse layer.
Windows Seven 64 bits
NVDIA Quadro 2000
All drivers and upgrades OK.
jean
5 months ago
Orb dosnt work at all with trapcode suite or any red-giant product

i try with AE 2018 AE 2019
trapcode suite 14 trapcode suite 15

right after both are install i get error no openCL platform found ....from ORB

orb alone work
Yejun Tak
5 months ago
After the hallow, how do you create the atmospheric fog just like the photos that you have?
5 months ago
when i put any diffuse material the object is disappear ... why ?
Quinton A Foote
5 months ago
Has anyone had Error: Couldn't find main entry point for VCOrb.aex (48::72)
Mark
5 months ago
I have a problem with the Haze cape (Halo). I think the problem is with the illumination. When I change the Shadow/Light parameter to 1.00, then the haze turn in almost black. No cut off. I have readen that there is more people with the same problem.

Windows 7 SP1
RX 580
AE 2'017.

All seems correct.
Can anyone help?
Mark
5 months ago
I have a problem with the halo (Haze). I can see that I'm not the only one. My gpu have the last drivers installed (RX 580), I have Windows 7 SP1 64 bits.

I think the problem is in the illumination. When I try to change the value of Shadow/Light to 1.00, then I don't see the cut off between day and night. It simply decrease the quantity of light of all the planet, nearly to darkness. Probably this affects to clouds, but it's not so obviuos.

Has anyone solved it? Can anyone help me?
5 months ago
After Effects freezes when applying the Plugin to the solid.

Read through all comments.
Updated Graphics card driver from 417.71 to 418.81. (3 times)
Have latest version of Orb installed (1.02).
Added my GPU to After Effects in NVidia 3D-Controls.
Reinstalled After Effects.
Even tried the OpenCL.dll from this one YouTube guy...

My System:
CPU: Intel i7 6700
GPU: NVidia GTX 970
RAM: 32GB
After Effects CC 2018

Any help would be much appreciated. :(
    VC Support
    5 months ago
    Shoot us an email at support and we can check it out!
Gabriel
5 months ago
Anybody have the AE project already?
6 months ago
Good Article!! About After Effects that will allows to create amazing visuals!
Thank You , Andrew for this tutorial.
Rick D.
6 months ago
I would love to see a tutorial on the gas giant/furry planets shown on this page. I tried a fluffy poodle and it did,'t quite work out. LOL
km
6 months ago
what is the plugin used for if it can not be rendered
Mo
6 months ago
I have a Problem. When I will use the VC Orb it come
a fail message,, 25 § 3! What does it mean?
    Alexandre Cornet
    5 months ago
    I have this problem too and i can't resolve it! I tried to change my composition settings and also my solid layer settings but it always appear the same and doesnt work at all
6 months ago
Love this plug-in! However, I've been having an issue where if I precomp a layer that has Orb on it, and then add blur to the precomp, big chunks of black pixels appear. Anyone else having this issue?
Danny
6 months ago
Brutal.... Necesitamos que ns instruyas más sobre como crear nuestras atmósferas realistas con este plug-in
Kyle
6 months ago
Im trying to download the plugin and install. All go well with the download... I get the dmg file. I then have an icon with the VCOrb_1.0.2_Installer. WhenI click on this it doesn't do anything. No windows pop up nothing. Its like a window has popped up but there is nothing. I showed all on computer nothing... Im going crazy lol. Thoughts! Thanks!!!
    Muddassir
    5 months ago
    Maybe its locked
    Go on setup properties and simply unblock it ur done
Tom
6 months ago
Everything is working perfectly with the orbs plug-in. Although i've noticed that the resolution is very low? I have the same composition settings as Andrew in the tutorial. I cannot figure out how to fix it.
Igor
6 months ago
Dear Andrew,

thank you and your team for your effort with this amazing tutorials and plugins. I encountered a problem during rendering of my composition...in fact, it wont render...Adobe media encoder prepare for a 2h and still wont start to Encoding...and AE wont start at all. My config: Intel i7, 16 GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti...I have some screenshots which I can send...

Does someone experienced this issue...?

Thanks
    6 months ago

    I have that problem change many configurations, also the version of after and nothing try with half encoder and nothing stays there and does not progress, I think that's why they gave it as a free plugin because it does not work
Sandor Kovacs
6 months ago
Hello.
My issue I absolutely do what Andrew do on tutorial. But when marking up layers with texturesy orb vanish. Why???
C Smith
6 months ago
In my render it's just a solid square, no globe at all, but looks fine in my after effects viewer. Please help? Many thanks.
Anders Kudrinen
6 months ago
After Effects crashes after several minutes of working with the plugin.
Configuration:
Win 10
Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.0.1.48
Core i7 4770
NVIDIA GTX 770
32 GB Ram
latest updates installed!!!

result - https://youtu.be/P_OoJVdzzwo
6 months ago
How Could I align images or text to the orb plugin?
Rob Hanson
6 months ago
So far the ORB tutorial is not working for me. Thanks much for the look at.

Kind Regards,
VD
6 months ago
Hello Andrew! I would like to ask how I can animate the shadows to match the rotation?
If I were to make planets like Mars how exactly do I get all the image types like bump maps I'm just trying to render a single frame. Nothing fancy.
Ahmed Issa
6 months ago
Help me to download this plugin please because I don't see any download Icon or link
addy
7 months ago
why after install cant use ORB?
7 months ago
Mwgutas los videos
Max
7 months ago
Ae crashes when applying plugin to solid
I7-8550u
Radeon rx560 4gb
Win 10
Ae cc2019
8gb ram
Pls help
James Song
7 months ago
Seems the fresnel function doesn't work well in my computer.....and also the Bias
Thiago
7 months ago
Andrew I have to say. You are such a genius! Clap, clap...
Roufi
7 months ago
Hey Andrew!
From where did you get your BG music for your trailer?
jabez
7 months ago
HELP ME GTX 1060
    fcruz
    7 months ago
    yeah plz.

    As soon I select a map,the orb renders nothing. It is there, because I change the blend property to low value and the sphere is there.
Daniel Vichman
7 months ago
I'm having some issues regarding the illumination. When I turn the Shadow/Light up, it darkens the entire map and doesn't leave the light in the illuminated area, like in the video. I checked the settings and followed you exactly. Still the same.
Yuvraj gore
7 months ago
how to intel (r) hd graphics 630 element 3D windows 10 pro 2018
David
7 months ago
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! I am in love with this plugin. It is so satisfying just watching the demo. This raises the bar really high on planetary modelling and animation.

Unfortunately as soon as textures are applied the screen goes black. Must not work with this system.

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU
8192MB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M: Display Memory: 4095 MB; Dedicated Memory: 2000 MB
Mao
7 months ago
please compress the following file and contact support
please help me , i like this .but i can't use
GTX 960M
I7-6700 cpu
Jay
7 months ago
Really great but I don't understand why on my side, everytime I try to plug an image into the diffuse channel, the image just go away. Weird. Anyone else ran into the same problem?
    Shreyas
    7 months ago
    Same thing occurs on my side too!!!
    Rick
    7 months ago
    Same thing happening here. As soon as I load the earth diffuse map everything disappears. Could it mean a Windows update issue?
    Alex
    6 months ago
    Same thing. If anyone knows the solution - please, help.
    Mauro
    6 months ago
    Same to me. Why is this happening?
Paige Dall
7 months ago
Updated my driver as well and still not working. Is it possible to get the plugin working with NVIDIA Quadro K2200
mmoq
8 months ago
sadly doesnt work with GTX 1070Ti
    Alex
    7 months ago
    For sure it's not your GPU's fault. That's a really competent card. I have GTX 1070 and it works just fine.
Niels E. Wisth
8 months ago
Thanks for the spectacular plugin, Andrew! :D This was just what I needed to visualize Theia, the world I've built for my ongoing literary project: https://vimeo.com/303717540
Stephen
8 months ago
How were those sun flares made???
bhaskar
8 months ago
does this plugin supports the Nvidia GT 730 graphic card?
Brian
8 months ago
Bump Influence under illumination has no effect... Any way to fix this? Trying to soften the clouds, like in the tutorial.
    Tangs
    3 months ago
    Same here, illumation doesn't soft the clouds.
    Trying to find a solution...
‪Matan Shlomo‬‏
8 months ago
hey like the plugin but when I traing to use him after send me this-"after effects error plugin vcorb.aex could not be loaded (127)" plases I so much want to use this pluging and I cant. plase h a l p...
    Tau Ceti Alpha
    6 months ago
    Got the same problem. I'm sad.
Jack
8 months ago
Unfortunatley not working properly. If I use the normal map and switch "Use Normal Map" on I get distractions and it looks like the map is not wrapping correct onto the sphere.
Alex
8 months ago
Stardust is crazy slow. Interface is not that intuitive and there's a distinct lack of tutorials that actually help you to bring that plug-in into your pipeline. (Yes, there are a couple out there, but they're difficult to follow along and give you just a narrow path rather than help you fully understand the plug-in)

In other news, check AK's twitter, he just posted he's working on a new tutorial .. looks nice.

If I had to take a wild guess, I'd say AK was taken by surprise by nVIDIA's RTX announcement/release and he's probably exploring now together with his crew if the new tech can help them bring ray-tracing into AE.
Thom
8 months ago
I was having a lot of fun experimenting with this for a few weeks until Creative Cloud updated me to AE CC 2019 (16.0) Any plans to update to support it, or should I try to downgrade the software?
Simon
8 months ago
Stardust has scared everyone and sent them back to the drawing boards, maybe they won't return?
Dan
8 months ago
Cyber Monday??
Update about something?
Andrew.......🙁
Kenyon D Martin
8 months ago
Really appreciate the plug-in! Helps out so much! Maybe for the next one, you can put the downlink on the actual tutorial page instead of a suspicious click funnel? Great tutorial as always!
Paul Pratt
8 months ago
Andrew,
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! you, your team, and your fantastic family.. Thank you for all the goods you have given us throughout the years, and the fantastic connections you lead us to...
Dan
8 months ago
E3D ?? V.3 ? ........😕
8 months ago
Woooooooow
It was really wonderful
I really liked this blog
Nuttawut
8 months ago
Hi
Can it make moon shadow on the earth?

i usd spot light at the moon in front of the earth and it dont have a shadow.
(i separate layer for plugin one for earth and one for moon)
Pasha
8 months ago
hi
no work( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti
Elaine
8 months ago
I went through everything fine until the star part..
Sai Mohan
8 months ago
Plzz make a tutorial on thinking particles
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    TomG
    8 months ago
    TP is not exactly within the scope of Video CoPilot. If you want more advanced tutorials on professional software, there are some good ones on the cebas website as well as YouTube, etc.
Mike
8 months ago
Hi, do you mean a shadow catcher in CC 2018 with Cinema 4D rendered in the comp? I'm trying with no good outcome. :S
Andres
8 months ago
Hi, I need help. How can I make a shadow catcher in after effects if I'm working with Cinema 3d renderer in the comp?
8 months ago
Thank you Mr. Kramer, It was one of the bests plug-ins I've ever used and I really appreciate you.
gamers
8 months ago
please compress the following file and contact support
please help me , i like this .but i can't use
GTX 750 Ti
I5-4590 cpu
    Steven
    8 months ago
    You can't use GTX 750 Ti? Did you try a google search?
    Lee
    8 months ago
    Have you solved the problem I have the same problem
Jim
8 months ago
Will not work for me.
After Effects error: plug-in "VCOrb.aex" could not be loaded (127). ( 48 :: 46 )

My video card........NVIDIA QUADRO 4000 2GB GDDR5
Kai
8 months ago
Hey Andrew!
Is it possible to set the rotation axis like the ccshpere?
I have tilted the orb but i want to make sure they rotation along the correct axis.
Is there anyway to get around with it?
    8 months ago
    Correct the axis with a camera and light rotation ?
Reda Lamine
8 months ago
Hey Andrew I'm using the 2018 version of Ae and when I just loaded the planet texture into the orb maps I can't see anything everything is Black do you know how can I get it right I have done it many times and the same thing I also reset Ae and restarted but it's not working ! Thanks for your time
    Tobi Ayeni
    8 months ago
    Update your Graphics Card Driver directly from the manufacturers website. In my case, I went to the NVIDIA website and did an update. It worked!
    gamers
    8 months ago
    I have also encountered this problem. Have you solved it?
Yusuf
8 months ago
Thank yo!
BOBZ
8 months ago
I REALLY LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS, WELL EXPLAINED. HOPE MORE TUTORIALS FROM YOU.THANK YOU
Franek
8 months ago
hi!
is it posible to put animated mask?
8 months ago
Hi Andrew,

I want to thank you for all the tutorials you shared over the years I learned so much from you please check my first short animated video(Just for fun) I hope you will like it.

https://youtu.be/B4zYnS6efBI

Thanks
Anwar
9 months ago
Thanks for really good tutorials! What does the null do in your orb tutorial at the end?

Best reagards
Andreas
Jose Nevarez
9 months ago
Andrew Kramer, that is awesome. Tip for the next project, a Kitbash to create spaceships inside Element3D. I will buy it!
kira
9 months ago
hank AK for the hard work.
9 months ago
Nice tutorial.
David
9 months ago
I don't seem to have a link to download the Orb plug-in. Do I need an account.
9 months ago
NO WORK WITH QUADRO 6000
shaquille godfrey
9 months ago
when i was trying to drop the orb plug in an error code came up and said ( 25::3 ) what do i do to fix it
9 months ago
Hey! I'm wondering if you can use this to make a cool 2D planet, I want to experiment using this orb to do some 2D flat, monochromatic animations of a planet
Dylan S
9 months ago
If I were to make planets like Mars how exactly do I get all the image types like bump maps
    John
    9 months ago
    Perhaps check the tutorial?
Francis
9 months ago
When I apply the diffused map onto the sphere, the map image gets deformed in straight lines. What should I do?
    Bill Clint
    9 months ago
    Give up and go to Nuke!
    Karlos
    9 months ago
    Change UV type from 'sphere' to 'box'
MAK
9 months ago
when i try ti use VC Orb in After effects cc it shows this error message " VC Orb failed to initialize OpenGL context below the requirment " how can I slove it ??
Steffen
9 months ago
is Element 3D v2.2 compatible with Adobe After Effects CC 2019 ?
if not dan please an update.
alejandro
9 months ago
hey people , try this

1 use raytraced on the principal composition
2 precomp the 4k textures before link
franco
9 months ago
no funcion gtx 820m :´(
ayuda
zman3
9 months ago
I also have it hang and crash with 4K especially on saving.
windows 10
intel 8700k
gtx 970 :(
32gb DDR4
Samsung ssds for both ae and project files
Thomas
9 months ago
Is the plugin limited to HD? When I tried to render out in 4k, it just hangs. If I scale the 4k comp into an HD comp, it renders out fine.

I'm just trying to render a single frame. Nothing fancy.
    Alex
    9 months ago
    I never tested it outside of HD, but given my experience with its close relative, Element, I'd say you're running out of memory on your GPU. Remember 4k is 4 times as many pixels as HD. Try to increase it little by little see how far you can go (like go 1440p first, if that works add some more resolution, etc). If you can get close enough to 4k, you might be able to resize your final render with bicubic sampling like 120-125% and no one will notice it.
    Stephen
    9 months ago
    Last time I checked my maths 2 x 2 = 4. So HD = 2K so 2 x 2K = 4K. 4K is twice the resolution of HD. Thats pixels per inch as a measure of screen resolution. Its just a marketing caption to say it is 4 times the resolution. Funny as they still say HD is twice the definition of Standard. 8K is twice the resolution of 4K. Unless you believe that is another 4 times
    Neil
    9 months ago
    Stephen - you're missing the point that the pixel count doubles in height, as well width. Yes, a 4K image is twice as many pixels wide as a 2K image, but also twice as many pixels high. Rough example, rounding for the sake of maths:

    2K: 2000pxW x 1000pxH = 2,000,000px total
    4K: 4000pxW x 2000pxH = 8,000,000px total

    Hence 4K has 4 times as many pixels as 2K ... which is what Alex correctly stated.

    To your point, 8K is TWICE as many pixels wide as 4K, but it is indeed FOUR times the resolution (if you defined resolution as the total number of pixels in an image/display).
Frank Maturi
9 months ago
make this work with After FX CS5.
matthew chambers
9 months ago
This is amazing!!!!

Can it do Death stars??
David Andco
9 months ago
A little combination of ideas and plugins... Better if you understand a bit french !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW_pUqBR9wU
Glendon Delima Tingson
9 months ago
Thank you very much, Sir Andrew Kramer.
Baraa
9 months ago
9 months ago
I stumbled on the "ORB" plugin last night . . . . and still have the bump to prove it. Your ORB trailer has +8K views on youtube, and I think I was 4K of them. Just outstanding. A thousand thanks for such a phenomenal plugin and excellent tutorial. I had work to do tonight and took a couple of hours time out to play with it. My Earth looks PERFECT, I don't mind saying. Not even slightly cheesy.

Marks 11/10 on this one.

A big VC fan here. The Star Trek closing credits ( planets E3D fly through ) is the most compelling VFX thing I have ever seen. Been captivated ever since. Extend thanks and admiration to Andrew and your entire team. Appreciate your humorous twists and unexpected funnies too.

I'll be trying to duplicate your trailer until Monday at 5AM. Count on it.
A spectacular weekend to you.
9 months ago
Very well made plugin! Hats off to you Mr. Kramer and thanks for the freebie!
9 months ago
Guys!....I'm seeing many reports regarding the errors of VC orb.
Please do see the hardware recommendation which they have listed before you even comment. My PC has AMD Phenom 2 -970 processor and a GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Though my GPU is a new one with updated version it won't work. That's coz my processor doesn't support SSE 4.2. That's a new instruction code with current generation CPU's. So my point is if you find any error, it may be coz of two main things. May be your CPU doesn't support SSE4.2 or you need to update your graphic driver or get a new one. Trust me this plugin works well. I've created more than 10 planets with it without any trouble. It works. Its a new generation plugin, so you need a new generation PC. My request to VC is, please make sure it runs with the lower instruction sets also. We are eager for the next update.
9 months ago
This is soo good man, i did watch the old earth tutorial when i was a kid, and now is some next level going on here. Keep up the good work Andrew, and the rest of the team! <3
boda
9 months ago
Hi . Thanks for the amazing plugin . but i have a problem with it when i added the textures to the sphere it freezes . Like when i navigate using camera nothing happens the screen freezes . even if i deleted the comps and added a new one the old freezes one still appear . If there is a solution please reply thanks.
    9 months ago
    Ditto I'm afraid. No solution but Iguess it's some hidden CPU or GPU issue. All drivers up to date.
Anas
9 months ago
please help: I have a 1060 gtx when I apply texture to orb the planet disappear.
    Joshua Guzman Sosa
    9 months ago
    it happen to my too!!! plz some help?
    flame
    9 months ago
    If I use Map diffuse layer,it disappear too! help!
    Alexandre
    9 months ago
    It happen to me too!! Help plz!
    gamers
    8 months ago
    it happen to my too!!! plz some help?
    750Ti 2G
Peter G
9 months ago
Great plugin thanks VC team! Seems like a nice alternative to Element 3D for this singular purpose.
After playing around with it for a bit I would suggest one small refinement: The ability to set independent UV options for each texture map. Or exclude a specific map when one changes the UV from default scale. I made an animated pre-comp to use as an illumination map, but I did not want it its mapping to change when I scaled down the UV for the other textures (those were created to seamlessly tile but the illumination pre-comp doesn’t).
Leon
9 months ago
In wich Format i have to render?
Alexy.R
9 months ago
I've got the 25/3 error and i've got a 1080Ti who i updated and ORB didn't function, can you help me ?
Phillip Bauman
9 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGr6JYp1_A check out this new film i made
    9 months ago
    Wow, you actually shot a movie! Props to you.
Justin
9 months ago
This is an amazing plugin! Will there be further tutorials on creating the atmosphere (mist) and other great details that are in some of the gallery shots? Also the ICE PLANET? Anything to dig deeper into this already amazing tool? If any other users have ideas to share that would be rad!!!
    richard
    9 months ago
    the ice planet you could probably do with a cracked rock texture with the same bump map and tint it bluish
Guillaume J.
9 months ago
Hello there!

So, it is a great plug in you've made for us all, and I have follow the tutorial, trying to creat a new planet. All works fine... Except when I try to make a render. Picture or animation, nothing happen. After Effects just don't begin the render. I checked the GPU which are supported, it's okay, I update my GPU's driver, and I'll verified all other compatibility informations. I have AE CC 2018, everything is working good ecept when I try to render it. Do you have a solution please ??
9 months ago
Thanks so much for another awesome plugin, so much can be achieved in after effects now because of your hard work. Really appreciate it. Here's my first play around with some of my models rendered using E3D :)

https://vimeo.com/294132902
kipster
9 months ago
are you going have this problem in your upcoming paid plugin?
i mean being incompatible with amd processors.
this not working got me motivated to learn blender 2.8 alpha though
so thanks for that anyway.
Brian
9 months ago
After Effects error: plug in "VC Orb.aex" could not be loaded (127).
(48::46)
Running CS6
9 months ago
Is it me or the "Rotation X" is not global like "Rotation Y" or "Rotation Z"?
Wiam
9 months ago
Where are the sound effects from in the trailer?
Wiam
9 months ago
is the plugin to be released for lower versions of AE in the future :( ?
    Mad Michel
    9 months ago
    The future are upper versions not lower versions...
Peter Somers
9 months ago
"We'll just leave it at 200 ..."
Made me spit my coffee thru my nose with laughter! :-)
Leo
9 months ago
Hi! Can you make a tutorial to create a planet like this but without Orb plugin? For the people that doesn't has a compatible pc?
Sorry my bad english.
    MuckyMan
    9 months ago
    There are already tutorials here for that.
9 months ago
Is there a place to download the sample scenes and orbs, for example seen on the promo video, etc.? The moon orb, earth, etc? Royalty free? I think it would help to get a head start, then change textures, etc.
Mads
9 months ago
Does anyone know why Stars are showing on the Orb even tho Star Layer with the VC Orb setting is set to "back" ?
Stars_1k is diffuse layer, Uv type=box,advanced settings=Unlit Only.
Carlos
9 months ago
Hi, i have a problem don´t work for me, windows 10 and my video card is nvidia gtx 660. the driver is updated but don´t work.
    VC
    9 months ago
    Please contact our support team.

    Thanks!
Felix Gorbach
9 months ago
Hi Andrew,
Great plugin - works fine and comes in for the right time.
Maybe some of you can help with a pipelineissue:
Want to animate a space ship and get the orb in bg.
Ship modeled in c4d - but with the c4d cam I can´t work with the ORB - only with the ae cam, which is, we all know it, pretty bad to handle.
Is there a way to get the c4d camera exported as an ae camera - that would work with cineware AND Orb all together?
Thx,
waheeb
10 months ago
After Effects error: invalid filter (25 ::3)... This error showed up when i put the plug in on a solid
trevor nichols
10 months ago
Having an issue when I select the Earth Diffuse picture in the Diffuse layer, the planet looks as though it has a ton of rings. The image appears on the planet if I select 'box' instead of spherical under UV, but obviously does not fit the sphere properly. I am running on a macbook pro 10.11.6. Anyone else have this issue?
Walter Segundo
10 months ago
Hi. Update today my Windows 10 to version 1809, and VC Orb (v1.0.2) stoped to work. After Effects CS6 shows the message "After effects error: plug-in 'VCOrb.aex' could not be loaded (126)". All other After Effects plugins that I have installed are working ok except Orb. Reinstalled problem persists. Help please.
    Mads
    9 months ago
    VCOrb.aex DOESN'T WORK with W10 v1809 it seems.
    Sammy Nilles
    9 months ago
    same happened to me. Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmo8MwKonUQ
    Walter Segundo
    9 months ago
    Found the problem. This Windows 10 1809 update, wiped all my video card drives, although it still shows as if they were installed. Tryed to work on Davinci Resolve and it don't work asking me to install the opencl drivers. Reinstalled the graphics card drivers and all working ok now. Sorry for posting that here, but maybe it can help others with the same problem. And a big THANKS for this one fantastic tool that you guys are giving for free! VideoCopilot FOREVER!!
    Mads
    9 months ago
    Confirmed! Update/reinstall GFXCard drivers fixed the problem :)

    Thanks VC and you guys for pointing out the problem!
John Martin
10 months ago
This plugin seems to be acting buggy. I am using an Alienware laptop PC with Windows 10, running Adobe CC 2018. I create the comp, add a black solid. I add VC Orb, camera, parallel light. The moment I add to the diffuse map or any map, everything goes black. I can no longer see the orb or anything for that matter. But once I remove the Earth Textures from all the maps I can see the orb again. Any thoughts on why this might be happening, possibly a setting that i might have overlooked? I appreciate any assistance.
    Joe
    9 months ago
    i am having the exact same issue
    Joshua Guzman Sosa
    9 months ago
    i have the same problem!! any help??
John Kennady
10 months ago
Nice team...
God Bless U & Thanks a lot....
Sanjay
10 months ago
Dear Sir,
When I apply map then I can't see globe what we do. please help me
John Martin
10 months ago
I am going through the tutorial. When I add the diffuse Earth texture map to the Orb effect the orb disappears entirely! What am I doing wrong here. It works on my Mac but I am doing this on a brand new Alienware PC, thoughts??
    VC Support
    10 months ago
    Try updating your graphics driver from Nvidia's website.
    John Martin
    9 months ago
    Thank you, re-installing my nvdia drivers worked.
Brandon
10 months ago
Does anybody have any idea how I would track a 3d element onto the earth? for instance, to put an arching line from one point to another? I tried putting it in a map on another orb but it seems to flatten it... anybody with some insight?
Brian Keith Waters
10 months ago
Pretty cool but can't get the sphere to map. It simply doesn't work. I've tried it with CS6 and CC2018. Neither one worked and I'm doing exactly as the video says. I've tried change from Classic3D to RayTrace 3D as suggested below but no go. Disappointing.
10 months ago
Looks great! I am having issues at 4:41 with the illumination as it doesnt difuse in the same way as the tutorial.
    Kazem Mirahmadi
    9 months ago
    Thanks a lot , I have the same problem (illumination it doesnt difuse in the same way as the tutorial)
    Grayson
    9 months ago
    I am also having the same problem please help!
Karim
10 months ago
A thousand thanks for the great plugin! Came at just the right time. Could create this way an intro for friends and their weather balloon project.
https://youtu.be/O6WMIxu4eWw
Mark
10 months ago
Does anyone know where I can get 4k diffuse, normal and illumination textures for the death star?
Decs
10 months ago
Ty man i needed this in my life
ronin
10 months ago
Can i use the orb plugin in a company?
Sean
10 months ago
Beautiful job, but you know what would be cool for future versions? Being able to add displacement maps to make things like asteroids and weird moons, or to add deformations like impact craters to the planet surface. Not everything in space is a seamless sphere! :)
Stéphan Rameau
10 months ago
where are the maps of the other planet ??? to show you mars, the moon, an alien planet...
DavidC
10 months ago
Andrew how do you make those volumetric clouds in the other renders?
Elia
10 months ago
man you still go for edit>duplicate when you want to duplicate a layer, this reminds me of good ol times! :D
Reza
10 months ago
Orb makes my AE crash. I have an old mac pro though. My graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 4870. Is that the problem?
FX
10 months ago
Andrew, this is amazing what you can do in AfterFX. Are you ever going to make a helicopter pack? JetStrike is great it's just missing helicopters.
Tom
10 months ago
So no support for the Radeon Pro 460 (MacBook Pro)??? Is this coming cause I don't see it on the list & all my textures are blurry & this after reducing them several times.
Billy Hanshaw
10 months ago
I'm having problems with the mac installer not loading properly on Sierra.

The dmg opens fine, installer looks active but no installer window. Help appreciated. Thanks
10 months ago
I have a problem with the glow. it seems like it only shines towards the planet - not outside it. And it takes a lot higher values than the ones used in the tutorial to even be able to see it at all. I'm using an iMac Pro with a 16 Gb Radeon Pro Vega graphics card, and have 64 Gb of RAM, and everything else works.
    Grant
    10 months ago
    Me too.
    Rachel
    8 months ago
    I also have this problem. Anyone ever find why?
    6 months ago
    We found a fix with MARCO! You need to change your compsetting to 32BIT not 8bit VOLA! Thank me later! :D?
Matthew
10 months ago
Hi there! Version 1.0.2 doesn't work for me :/
When I try to load textures, it freeze. I can still move around in Ae but it doesn't update the composition...
Maxim
10 months ago
Hello, i have similar issue as mentioned before. Once i set preview to full, everything freezes and AE does not respond. I read the whole thread and did all suggestions like install the latest drivers, set texture memory to 70%, checked gpu support. Also it seems like AE cant render if ORB applied more than once in one project.

My specs: GTX 980 4gb, i7 3770k, 16gb ram, windows 10 64

I'm trying to follow your earth tuttorial, But in 4k and with 8k textures. Actually it works in AE if preview res set to half or least. But still cant render it.

I checked it on different ae versions. And only in AE 2015 full res works from the begining, but once i load too much of orbs this problem pops up.
10 months ago
Guys from those who do not work !!!!.
Create new COMP . Advanced and change classic 3d on Ray- traced 3D
it works )))
Hirk
10 months ago
Super plugin. Does not work with me unfortunately. CS6, Win7, i7-3770, GTX 670 TI
erik
10 months ago
For guys still having the error after update gpu, try replacing your opencl dll in the system 32 folder. google for new version
Dirk Sander
10 months ago
What is the THING what the ORB needs with SSE 4.1? My GPU doesn`s supports that. Why is the ORB not programmed for older versions?
Master
10 months ago
How on dear Cthulhu do I create orbits with this plugin?

Also, thanks for fixing AMD cards :)
    Master
    10 months ago
    Performance wise I'm amazed how easily Vega card runs this thing with camera flybys and stuff like that
Christoph Defryn
10 months ago
Make it opengl 3 compliant please
    Christoph Defryn
    10 months ago
    E3D runs on opengl 2, can't believe this only runs from 4.1+, is insane.
Leon Hausmann
10 months ago
Sorry but the plugin doesnt work it crash if i have Mode thank 3 orb soilds. I have adobe after effects cs6, a gtx 960 and a intel core i7
James Yu
10 months ago
Thank you of all~
I had tested with Orb. But I need some help!!

CPU Graphic card AE Texture Status
1. Ryzen 1700 GTX 1050 (2G) CC 2018 Planet 4K Freezing
2. Ryzen 1700 GTX 1050 (2G) CC 2017 Planet 4K Freezing
3. Intel Dual core GTX 560Ti (1G) CC 2015 Planet 4K Ok

I have to change to Graphic card (4G)? But 1G Graphic card no problem....
or I doubt conflict between AMD CPU and NVidia....

Thanks~
10 months ago
I love you man... (no homo)
Muhammad Bilal
10 months ago
Saturn Rings ! How about this? Not perfect yet but still working on it. Done with ORB
https://ibb.co/g9bSK9
    juan
    10 months ago
    dope
AB
10 months ago
There's nothing wrong with that tutorial that you published ten years ago.
Wiiliam Q
10 months ago
Thank you.I'm making the Universal intro and I'm using E3D to crate the title.I had watch a few tutorials, It seems like the planet that crated by VC Orb (or the title) didn't locate in the real dimension, I'm not sure. My point is if it is true, is there any way could fix that or some methods could let these two plugs work together.
Anyway, very appreciate your extraordinary work.
Daniel Walker
10 months ago
Element, Orb, and Saber in one video!!

https://youtu.be/1m3Wi0FQJJw
aJa
10 months ago
ThanXXXX yur the best
Pexis
10 months ago
I have a problem, my orb disappears when I add the planet diffuse. Why? I have GeForce GTX 1070 which should be compatible.
    cven
    10 months ago
    Install the Nvidia driver again and be shure that you choose the custom configuration option and turn the PhysX on!?
    Now it works for me
    hanos
    10 months ago
    thanks cven,
    your tip worked for me. i had the same problem as pexis.
    also i upped the texture memory preferences in ae like TomG suggested.
    Brian Keith Waters
    10 months ago
    same here
Rinat
10 months ago
Hi.. I have problem with ORB Plug-in V1.0.2 when I set diffuse layer on planet 4K texture my sphere is hidden and it's all freez
    TomG
    10 months ago
    First, make sure your GPU and CPU are supported. Next update your video drivers. Orb has high memory requirements, so make sure you have VRAM. I had troubles using a 2gb Nvidia GTX 960. I switched to a GTX 960 4gb card.

    In After Effects you may need to adjust your texture memory settings. You can find it in preferences. Look at the previews section and click on the GPU Information button. There you can manually enter a number for texture memory. I saw a post stating that 70% of your VRAM total is a good setting.
Scott
10 months ago
The reason that I continually purchase products from VC is that the freebies and tuts are amazing. You guys have figured out that you have to give to get.

Keep up the amazing work.
Troy Pearson
10 months ago
Hi, my orb disappears when I add the planet diffuse & change it from none to planet 4k. I followed the tutorial steps to that point, then the white orb disappears. Any idea why? Cheers in advance
    Brian Keith Waters
    10 months ago
    same here
Eric
10 months ago
This plugin seems pretty cool, but I cannot manage to install it. When I run the installer, the application launches but no window opens. Nothing happens.
My config : Mac Pro 32 Go, SSD1T, MacOS Mojave
10 months ago
Oh my God I love you!
mj
10 months ago
there is no way to download texture
Steve
10 months ago
Love Video Copilot....GREAT....Stuff....
Massimo
10 months ago
Andrew, I'm Massimo from Italy.
thank you so much, it is something that was missing and it was set up in an outstanding way. Standing ovation for you guys.

Now a question. I took a few minutes (while watching the tutorial) to set up the earth scene and it was very easy. Unfortunately, I took almost an hour to set up the halo surrounding the atmosphere and I'm still tweaking it.
Do you think it could be possible to have in a future release the halo ring as an option to activate where u control color, intensity, range, and feather?

Thank You in advance.
Ardalan
10 months ago
Hi..I have a problem with Orb.when I set diffuse layer on planet 4K texture my sphere is hidden.Please Help me
MrDerk
10 months ago
Where are the textures? Do they come with the package?
Graham Cohen
10 months ago
Outstanding. Thank you so very much. Quick question for anyone. How would one create planetary rings so that you could create a Saturn or Neptune? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Graham
    David Saada
    10 months ago
    Hi Graham! I like your question because i tried to do Saturn but as you guess, the ring doesn't match well with ORB. I'm really interest about an answer too
    Mad Michel
    10 months ago
    Does anybody knows how to turn this ring map with vertical lines into a circle with horizontal lines in AE? I have no idea.
    https://www.solarsystemscope.com/textures/download/8k_saturn_ring_alpha.png
    In www there is also a map existing with horizontal lines you can turn with the effect "polar coordinates" into a circle but how to do it with a vertical line map you oftenly find to download? Thanks in advance for your ideay.
    4 months ago
    Mad Michel - If you apply polar co-ordinates to a pre-comp layer and within that pre-comp rotate the texture by 90 degrees that should work. You can adjust the size of the rings and the space in the middle by re-sizing and/or moving the texture vertically within the pre-comp. Good Luck!
10 months ago
I'm very interested in downloading this but I can't find where to actually download it. Help?

- Adam
Juan
10 months ago
Can I use the textures the bump maps and everything for comercial use?
Thanks
TomG
10 months ago
I managed to get Orb working after having the common issue of freezing when a texture was applied. Orb is a VRAM hungry app, so you need enough memory. I swapped out my 2gb GTX 960 for a 4gb GTX 960. Next I did a Google search for recommended texture memory settings and saw a post recommending 70% for your VRAM, so that worked out to 2867mb in my case. Once all that was done, Orb is now working for me.

To check your texture memory settings, go to edit/preferences/preview and click on the GPU Information button. You'll see a place to enter in your texture memory size.

Good luck!
    TomG
    10 months ago
    Also note, that you can easily chew through VRAM, so you may have to resize the image files you're using if you don't have a lot of video memory.
10 months ago
Thank you so much for the plug-in. Awesome stuff!

Is there a way to make the clouds occlude the lights on the night side of the earth? In the tutorial, the clouds magically disappear on the dark side. :) It would look more realistic if the city lights were partially occluded by the clouds.
10 months ago
Ah! :) I literally spent the better part of a day last week trying to build a super-high definition Earth Rig for Element! I should have just waited! Anyway... Thanks! I can't wait to try it out!
Jim
10 months ago
You're a rock star! This is a time saving game changer! Thank you.
Ninja
10 months ago
There is yet another issue I keep running into, when going from half resolution to full resolution, Orb seems to freeze After Effects. the issue also presides when changing the maps.
Any suggestions?
    TomG
    10 months ago
    I was having the same exact issues. It seems to be a video memory problem. I was running a 2gb GTX 960. I swapped it with a 4gb GTX 960 and reinstalled the latest (v411) drivers. I also checked preferences in AE and saw that the texture memory (in the previews settings of preferences) was set to 765mg. A Google search showed a recommendation of 70% VRAM capacity with AE being the only app running. So, I bumped up to the recommended setting on the 4gb card and tried the plugin. IT WORKS!!

    TL;dr - Orb is VRAM hungry. Make sure you have a 4gb card and set texture memory in edit/preferences/preview/GPU Information to 70%, or 2867
Caio Bananeira
10 months ago
Hey Andrew, nice work with that!!!

Thank you for always creating great tutorials.

So will be nice in another version a tool for "Ring" or something like that.

Congratulations!!
Jerry Beeman
10 months ago
Works until I assign diffuse map. then everything disappears.
10 months ago
Thank you Andrew and Video Copilot Team, always creating great tools and tutorials.
Best Regards
Donatas Bitaitis
10 months ago
Hello, I wonder if someone could someone please send me an email with VC Orb 1.0.0 version?

Thank you.
    Ward Impe
    10 months ago
    make sure to try the 1.0.2 first, should fix the issues 1.0.1 introduced
10 months ago
I haven't downloaded yet. But I thought it a good opportunity to say, Thank You. Thank you for being key in my making a living and taking care of my family out of VFX work
TomG
10 months ago
Still not working for me on a Win10, GTX 960 with latest drivers.
10 months ago
This is a great plugin! I would spend so much more time in 3D to get this kind of detail, and the edges were still a bit wonky. This is a time saver. I just used the Orb plugin in the creation of this animation, which is a tribute to Star Trek Voyager. I liked the Trek shows from that era (TNG-Voyager). Ship rendered in Max, composited in After Effects, and of course the cool Orb plugin for the planet at the end of the shot. Enjoy the brief animation!
https://jeffdisario.com/project/voyager/
Omar Bashir
10 months ago
Can anybody send me the link to download the 4K Planet texture ?
Volker
10 months ago
I have a Laptop with a GTX 960M.It is not in the GPU list.I updated the driver.Will there come an update?
    Matt
    10 months ago
    That is a supported card. Be sure to update to the latest Nvidia graphics driver and update to the latest update for Orb (v1.0.2)
Wormmark
10 months ago
its very sad my intel HD graphics 4000 support element 3Dv2.but the VC ORB doesnt support, which requires for open gl 4.1 and above.
10 months ago
I wish there was an option to lock and fade illumination along x, y, z -axis all independently from shadow/light direction, tried adding polar light haze for some final detail, could not make it work. https://gyazo.com/cca6f277066d5fe3013135e117db9a16
have yet to try a spec texture that lits up the pol maybe that does the trick, but still
pls consider adding Illumination Axis with Fade options for the future!

Thanks in advance, VC orb is a great tool, big love keep it up!
D Pinkcney
10 months ago
The Orb disappears before it's completely rendered. It will pop back up if you move the camera but as soon as it renders poof its gone again. Are there some settings I need to change?

Thanks in advance

iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011)
2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
10.13.6 (17G65)
10 months ago
Amazing! thanks for the plugin!
tanks for this
omar gontier
10 months ago
i want the old version V1.0 how i can get it, the new update is not working with my Graphic card GT610, the old one was working but i just deleted it :(
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Be sure to update to the latest Nvidia graphics driver.
    Stefano
    10 months ago
    If u tell me your email i send u the VC Orb 1.0.0
    Ward Impe
    10 months ago
    honestly just update to 1.0.2 should work now... 1.0.1 didn't work for me either :)
10 months ago
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
You have made my work flow so much easier. Now I need to learn to make custom planet surfaces. Honestly, the amount of control you have built in to this plug in makes it as fun as when I used to make miniature planets for super 8 movies.
Paul
10 months ago
I'm on Windows 7 using CS6. I was using quite an old Nvidia driver. I updated yesterday to the latest Nvidia driver for my GEFORCE GTX770 and the plugin (v1.01) ran fine. However my PreSonus DAW, Studio One Pro V4, would no longer complete its' plugin scan and was therefore useless. I have now tried driver 388.59 (issued Dec 17) and my Presonus DAW works with this but ORB still doesn't (although it doesn't report an issue as it did on the old driver). Looks like I'm stuck until the music software will run with the latest Nvidia drivers.
Mikhael
10 months ago
Hi Andrew,

Is it possible to create a "twilight" effect between day and night?
Also, with this plugin can we create "realistic enough" thunder storms? (to give that "alive" feel to the planet)?

(side note)
Very big fan of your plugins!

Thanks in advanced!

Best regards,
Mikhael
    Canahan
    10 months ago
    Thunderstorm is no Problem: Select the cloud-layer und pre-compose it. Now go in that composition an animate the Clouds as you need. Now go to ORB and select the cloud composition as the cloud-layer. Orb shows now your animated Clouds!
Simon
10 months ago
I am on CS6 using a Quadro 4000, unfortunately still not working
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Please send an email to VC support!
    Jeff
    10 months ago
    CS6 Quadro M4000 not working for me either.
10 months ago
1.01 still doesn't work for us in CS6...
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Send us an email to support!
Rakesh
10 months ago
ORB plugin is showing sphere but not applying any texture
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Try updating to the latest graphics driver.
DeanAfrica
10 months ago
thank you so much Andrew, you're the jedi of our world
Noise
10 months ago
I'm having an issue , everytime I'm using it someone is ringing at my door asking for Sarah Connor ... could you fix this ? ;)
Thank you so much ,AMAZING plugin as usual.
AWESOME !
Jay Five
10 months ago
Thank you Andrew for the amazing tutorial!
Thank you Matt for the tech support!
Awesome and awesome!!
10 months ago
Amazing! thanks for the plugin!
But i cant used, I have a problem... :(
After effect error: invalid filter (25:: 3)
I5 (2400) - 12 gb Ram - Windows 10 64bit
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Try updating to the latest graphics driver.
Vince
10 months ago
Thanks very much, Andrew!
ryan
10 months ago
got it installed, but it says (After effects error: invalid filter( 25 :: 3 ))
any help would be great.
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Try updating your graphics card driver.
ryan
10 months ago
THIS CAN BE USED WITH ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CC 2015, RIGHT?
    Mad Michel
    10 months ago
    Information is available on the mini site: "AFTER EFFECTS CS6+"
Hugo Orono
10 months ago
Hi! When I add the texture in the maps area the planet disappears! how can I fix that? thanks
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Please update to the latest graphics driver.
Phineas
10 months ago
I am having some trouble with the plugin. When I turn up the illumination to get a halo effect, the illumination is only in the shadows. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated!
    Steve
    9 months ago
    I'm having this issue as well. It seems the falloff zone from the light almost casts a shadow in the illumination area. As you reduce the intensity of the light, the halo goes away as you approach 0.
Milos Stojanovic
10 months ago
Amazing to see new stuff here, hype is real when teaser gets live, every time.
Sadly Im having problems with the addon, illumination map works in a weird way, fresnel is not centered but it makes some king of fade that goes the surface like a ring. Im not seeing anyone posting about it so I could be doing something wrong. Trying it on a system with 1060gtx, and intel u7 3770k.
10 months ago
Works great here on an 8 year old Mac.
Thanks Andrew and VideoCopilot team!
As always, you rocked this one!
MEZO
10 months ago
i have problem with orb i have Gpu= r9 270x in last driver and have cpu = ryzen 5 2600
the problem is openGl/openCl how fix
    Matt
    10 months ago
    We're working on this. Please send an email to support!
    Peter Purcell
    10 months ago
    I am having the same problem. r9 270x and I get the openGl/openCl error. I have the driver from 9/2018. I have an Intel i7-4790 @3.60
10 months ago
Hello I have a problem, just at the beginning when I want to drag the VC Orb blug in to the solid, I'm getting this Error message:
vc orb failed to initialize with error: no valid openCL/OpenGL interop device
How to fix that ? I'm running Windows 10 pro with processor i7 16RAM internal memory , Graphic card AMD FirePro W5100, 1T storage
    Matt
    10 months ago
    We're working on this. Please send an email our support!
10 months ago
Hello, just at the beginning when I want to drag the VC Orb blug in to the solid, I'm getting this Error message:
vc orb failed to initialize with error: no valid openCL/OpenGL interop device
How to fix that ?
Dirk Sander
10 months ago
How do i do this?
SLI: If you are running dual GPU’s, you may need to disable SLI
Yes
10 months ago
My First Test on the new Orb-Plugin, let me know what you think about it.
https://youtu.be/ZX4TIFECrK8
Terry
10 months ago
I Have Good Graphic Card my GPU never disappointed Me It load Heavy Stuff But When coming to Orb It's work Fine.but it cannot Render Final as output..
10 months ago
Where to download the textures?
    Mike
    10 months ago
    Just scroll down at the DL-page of the PlgIn.
Edward
10 months ago
Man, im dying to use this plugin but every time i open it, it starts with an error and it says that there are no valid openCL/openGL interop devices... and yes i updated my gpu drivers but it still doesn't work.
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Please send an email to VC support.
10 months ago
Amazing- thanks for making this available!
Jeff
10 months ago
I'm having an issue loading the diffuse map onto the orb layer (3:36 minutes into the video). [I'm running cs6 on a Windows intel machine with Nvidia graphics card.] I put the Planet_4K.jpg into the Orb layer and then disabled the layer and moved it to the bottom of my composition (see 3:41), and then went into the plugin to load the Planet_4K.jpg into my diffuse map. When I do this nothing happens. If I enable the texture layer, it covers the entire Orb solid I created. It doesn't apply a texture to the orb itself. Any ideas what I might be missing as a step?
    10 months ago
    i think you have the same problem as me, and i think it might be that your video card has not enough ram. I've done it on my notebook with a gtx 540m 2gb of ram and get the same issue.
    Jeff
    10 months ago
    Thanks Awesomesauce. I guess it's time to upgrade.
    10 months ago
    Hey, i just updated my GPU drivers and it works, you might try the same!
    Also Named Jeff
    10 months ago
    I had same problem as you and updating drivers worked.
10 months ago
Just awesome. Thank you.
10 months ago
Just awesome. Thank you very much
Aidor
10 months ago
Every time I try to add an image into the diffuse the orb disappears. Tried the updated version (1.0.1) & updated my graphics card, but still have the same problem. I'll wait & see if there another update. Dying to try this plugin, it looks amazing
    VC Support
    10 months ago
    If you have a supported Nvidia graphics card, be sure to update the graphics card from Nvidia's website rather than using Windows update tool: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
    Aidor
    10 months ago
    I did get my driver's from the Nvidia site, but I must have gotten the wrong ones. Your link got me to the right driver & everything is working perfectly. Thank you for the help & thank you for an amazing free plugin
Arnab Guchait
10 months ago
Sub: VC Orb plugin (1.0.0 & 1.0.1 not working in my case)

PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE IN READING as I had stated what ever I had went through..
Hi, I am using AE CC 2015.0 Release, here I tried installing the both plugins. One failed, & tried the other again.

[Case: 1] ----
VCOrb plugin - "VCOrb_1.0.0_Installer_x64" (run as admin) in following: CC2015 or Custom

CC2015 - Installed for CC 2015 and located the location for plugin at
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2015\Support Files\Plug-ins\VideoCopilot
and started AE CC 2015.0 as admin

Then,
selected New Composition / (Ctrl+N) & Enter...done
selected Layer > New > Solid / (Ctrl+Y) & Enter...done
Next...from Effects & Presets..> here I chose VC Orb and dragged it to composition "Comp1" and in next second it shows the msg as:

After Effects error: plug-in "VCOrb.aex" could not be loaded (127).

( 48 :: 46 )



[Case: 2] ----
Ok! fine...uninstalled VCOrb_1.0.0 plugin (or deleted from plugin folder)

Now with VCOrb_1.0.1_Installer_x64" (as admin) in following: CC2015 or Custom are installed to check for the issue and the msg show in both cases:

After Effects error: plug-in "VCOrb.aex" could not be loaded (127).

( 48 :: 46 )



3rd & 4th Cases; plugins were installed as (non-admin privileged); AE CC 2015.0 started (with non-admin privilege) and the same above message popped up again.

I really don't understand what I missed....

My sys rigs:
(4th Gen) i5, 4440, 3.10 Ghz,
Intel dh87rl MB,
Geforce 210 1 GB (GDDR3)....[ Please note the application After Effects CC 2015.0 is not using my GPU, I have checked under preview option & it uses CPU]

ANYONE WITH ANY HELP & WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.
cont. me: arnabguchait710@gmail.com or present solution on the portal.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR VALUABLE TIME IN READING.
NOW NEED A SUGGESTION, YOUR OPINION & ADVICE ON WHAT ELSE TO DO.
    VC Support
    10 months ago
    We'll check it out for you!
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago
    Hi, VC support team.
    The ORB plugin is great with textures.
    Thanks for your reply, hoping for a solution to this.

    AG
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago
    Hi! VC Support team,

    I have sent a mail at your end, addressing to Mr. Matt Kramer with info he wanted. Please check your mail, go through and leave a message.

    Thank you.
    Samuel
    10 months ago
    i have the same problem. how you soved it?
    9 months ago
    Hi Samuel, I can explain this...what are your system rigs?

    arnabguchait710@gmail.com
Noodles
10 months ago
The incredible thing is that VC Orb works great on my MacBook with Intel Iris Graphics 6100!!! (The only issue I encountered was when using spot light,it made no difference to change the cone angle,which to me is not a very big deal)...Does it mean that Element 3D will also be possible to support Intel graphic cards soon?
10 months ago
Firstly, Thank you so much, Andrew, for yet another awesome plugin! And thank you for making it free.
Secondly, for everyone (like myself yesterday) with the problem when loading a diffuse map the scene goes black:
1. Make sure your GPU is listed here: https://www.videocopilot.net/assets/public/misc/Orb-GPU-List.pdf
And if it is, then
2. Update the driver for it! Don't just check through your OS (Win.10 in my case) if the drivers are up to date, go to the manufacturer's website (NVIDIA in my case), jump through all the necessary hoops and install the latest version they recommend for your specific graphics card!
Dirk Sander
10 months ago
For all of you.. the Orb Plugin doesn't work... i found out... my problem why it doesn' work...

AMD Processor without Support of SSE4.1 or higher... why? Orb Plugin needs this to run!

- "Sempron" Mikroarchitektur
- "Athlon II" Mikroarchitektur
- "Phenom II" Mikroarchitektur
- "Athlon" Mikroarchitektur
- "Phenom" Mikroarchitektur

so for me... i dont by a new Processor ! :-(

is it possible to fix the problem that the Orb runs with Phenom II Family? Please Andrew and Crew... please... you are the last hope... like in Star Wars... you are my Obi Wan Kenobi..
Mark Rigby
10 months ago
Is it possible to post a link to version 1.0.0 until there is a fix for the "no valid opencl/opengl interop device" a lot of us are receiving.

Thanks
Jim
10 months ago
Hello, I have been trying to get the VC Orb to work on my system. AMD 9590 CPU, AMD RX 480
Run it the first time after install and get the error message No valid OpenCL/OpenGL interop device
Try to run it a second time and get. After effect error: invalid filter (25 :: 3)
VC orb version 1.0.1
Graphics Driver version 18.9.2
Added information.
Driver Packaging Version
18.30.17.05-180918a-333219E-RadeonSoftwareAdrenalin
OpenGL® Version
24.20.11000.13539
OpenCL™ Version
24.20.13017.5001

Is there a way to download VC Orb 1.0 to see if that will work on my system?
If you need any more information let me know.
Thanks for your time.
Jim
    Master
    10 months ago
    Getting the same error with Ryzen 1700 & Vega 64
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago

    Yah,
    Jim, I also have this same issue with Intel i5 (4440) 4th Gen, even my Geforce 210 (old GPU) are up-to-date with no drivers available for an update. [here AECC2015.0 is not taxing the GPU too..only the CPU...confirmed]

    It now seems a lot of headache to find the wizard. Well Mr. Kramer & his crew may find some.
    Thank you for your time.
    A.G.
    Jim
    10 months ago
    Some of the extension/technology the FX 9590 supports.
    MMX instructions
    Extensions to MMX
    SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
    SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
    SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
    SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
    SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4
Steven Caban
10 months ago
When I choose DIFFUSE LAYER map and select PLanet_4K the orb just dissapears.
    Pipo
    10 months ago
    the same thing happened to me.
    you have to update the drivers of your graphic card and it works perfectly
    Niels Gram Riisgaard
    10 months ago
    Same for me:(
    Matthew Wise
    10 months ago
    Same here once I map the texture everything disappears! :(
Beaver
10 months ago
Ah cool. I've got some old project 16k earth texture passes to try this tut on. I'll let you know if my laptop catches fire
Eric Kirk
10 months ago
All - if interested, wow, great site for the textures!
https://www.solarsystemscope.com/textures/
    Donnell v henry
    10 months ago
    Thank you
Thomas
10 months ago
Does the orb pluging have a resolution limit of 1920x80?

I followed the tutorial in UHD 4K, but can't render out a single frame, AE keeps hanging. I dropped it into a 1920x1080 comp, scaled down and AE can render it.

I'm on a Quad-Core 3.60GHz i7, 16GB Ram, 1060GTX 3GB
Max
10 months ago
Hi Copilotes,

When I load the plugin it works on the mac book pro side but not on the pc side.
Elements 3D works finde and I hav a Titan nvidia T1 Graphics card.
When I start the plugin the sphere appears but if I load a map the sphere disappears and all is black.
    Max
    10 months ago
    I made a graphicscard Update and now it works fine ????????????
Robert T Grogan II
10 months ago
Epic plugin! Using effect and motion graphics on precomp layers for maps truely makes this plugin infinitely customizable. Thanks VC!
Jon Lee
10 months ago
Works like a charm - fantastic - Thank you so much
Michael
10 months ago
Can anyone share any tips with me please about increasing the preview and rendering. Ive been following the tutorial and am using the 6k textures, but when I zoom in, the resolution quality looks really low, no where near the quality in Andrews tutorial video. So am wondering what Im doing wrong.. thanks.
    Daniel Walker
    10 months ago
    I have a 6 core with 32 GB of Ram and a GTX 1080Ti. I still have to set my resolution to 1/3 most of the time and only set it to full to check how things are going. If it is at Full on the preview and still grainy, it really could just be too much. 6K textures are no joke and I am using mostyl 8K and it can be a stretch. I am constantly purging my ram too.
    Sean
    10 months ago
    Where did you find the 6K Textures he used in his tutorial ? I could only find the Plug-in. Thanks in advance
    Ackers
    10 months ago
    Michael , Are you zooming in by using the camera controls or by using the middle scroll wheel on the mouse . The first option is the way to go ....
Bill
10 months ago
I had same exact thing happen as Ward Impe below, so I am going to copy/paste his post... Radeon RX 580


I had no issue with vc orb 1.0.0, but after installing 1.0.1 I got the "No valid OpenCL/OpenGL interop device" error, reverted back to 1.0.0 and works again
Ruben
10 months ago
Hi, I can't load the textures to the orb it self. When I load the textures the ORB turns black and nothing else, can somebody help me out?
    Max
    10 months ago
    Graphicscard driver Update than it will work ????
10 months ago
orb diffuse layer is still not working.

how can i fix this issue
vfx
10 months ago
also good update Saber V1.0.39
nepkak
10 months ago
UPDATED: New Tutorial Video Very low quality
nepkak
10 months ago
good work 2GB AMD graphics card 8GB ram
Rashid
10 months ago
Hey,
Impressive, most impressive. On a technical note I can't seem to use as soon as I put a diffuse or any type of map on it the orb disappears :(.
    Gustav
    10 months ago
    Update driver
Ward Impe
10 months ago
I had no issue with vc orb 1.0.0, but after installing 1.0.1 I got the "No valid OpenCL/OpenGL interop device" error, reverted back to 1.0.0 and works again... just thought I'd mention it... you'll probably need a 1.0.2 ;-)
    StefanoDaniele
    10 months ago
    Can u post me link for the 1.0.0 VC ORB? I can find it your same issue
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Looking into it! Thanks for the info!
    Ward Impe
    10 months ago
    Matt if you need more info about my specs or so, just let me know...
    I hop in here regularly ;-)
    (also I'm used to being a beta tester, so info shall be on point, not too much and not too vague ;-) )

    StefanoDaniele, sorry, I still had the download from before... don't think it's still downloadable (at this moment) but if you write support quite sure they can still provide... if not, I can ;-)
Gordon
10 months ago
https://youtu.be/aVCsFisXVPk

Here's my first attempt at Orb. I, of course, had to add a spaceship in there just to see how it integrated with Element 3D. Andrew, how did you get those smokey atmosphere elements? A tutorial would be nice, but I'll take a small hint.
    Kevin Anderson
    10 months ago
    That's pretty cool
Canahan
10 months ago
Yeah - it's working!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbChY4pSEU
Creating a custom planet with a simple ring-system and some asteroids in the orbit. Ah yes, and i tried the space-background from the tutorial, too!
Thanks VC and thanks Mr. Kramer! Great stuff!
    Bilal
    10 months ago
    How did you create the ring around the planet?
    Adrian
    10 months ago
    Nice job dude, looks great.
    Kevin Anderson
    10 months ago
    That is great. How did you put the ring round the planet?
    Kevin Anderson
    10 months ago
    AH HA! you don't need to pre-comp the Orb layer. Just put it below the E3D layer. Then camera tracking works

    https://youtu.be/eiUVUa3UhiU
    Canahan
    10 months ago
    I made the ring with trapcode particular. Schort instruction: Create a square solid (1080x1080) and apply a round mask and copy the mask path to memory (control c). Now create a point-light and paste the mask-path-data to the light's position (control v). Rename the light to "emitter" and switch it off. Create a new solid (comp sized) und apply particular. Choose a light as Emitter and you got a circle of particles. go to "world transfom" and rotate the ring around your orb. Modify the particle to your Needs (I used a pricture from a rock as sprite for the particles). To hide the ring behind the orb, use the z-buffer-Option from particular. (I created a white copy of your orb and used it as z-buffer-layer).
    Jose
    10 months ago
    Great job! Did you used element 3d for the asteroid ring?
    Jose
    10 months ago
    Great job!
    Jose
    10 months ago
    Saw your answer for the ring! Thanks for the info.
    SteamX1
    10 months ago
    Nice work!
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago
    Mr. Canahan

    Your presentation is just awesome...wondering why I cant get it through applying the VC Orb plugin...it throws a message when (VCOrb is dragged on the composition)

    After Effects error: plug-in "VCOrb.aex" could not be loaded (127).

    ( 48 :: 46 )

    For the 2nd time it throws:

    After Effects error: invalid filter

    ( 25 :: 3 )

    Am I doing something wrong? Please help.
Kane
10 months ago
Where do you find the glossiness map? Thanks Andrew! :) AS I said the world wouldn't be so great without you!
10 months ago
Hi

I have Dual 6 CORE - 3.33GHz Xeon CPUs with 36 GB RAM.
I have an AMD RX580 with 8GB RAM.

I get this error when adding the plugin onto a solid...

VC Orb Failed to initialise with error:

No valid OpenCL/OpenGL interop device...

Any idea why as I am pretty sure my machine is up to scratch...

Been waiting for weeks for this too!!
    VC
    10 months ago
    Please contact our support. Thank you!
    10 months ago
    Just updated the RX580 drivers and still not working....
    Mat Green
    10 months ago
    Done and thanks in advance :-)
    Outland
    10 months ago
    Got the same problem with radeon R9 290x. How can I fix this?
Jake
10 months ago
Whenever my camera gets too close the layers of the earth peel off like an onion, and when I feather the cloud edges it turns black
nepkak
10 months ago
thank you ak vc team
Daniel Walker
10 months ago
Element 3D and Orb working together!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6BOqf_gmTA

I followed the tutorial for the most part to make my orb with the glow. I then took those layers and precomposed them moving all attributes. Then I created an element layer and a text layer making the text layer part of element maps. I did an extrude and put this on a group. I created a sphere on a different group and then set the sphere to the same size as the orb. I then enabled the Matte Shadow option on the sphere so that it is invisible but occludes the text behind it revealing the styled orb just fine.
    Kevin Anderson
    10 months ago
    Well that was a "duh" moment for me. Though I never would have figured out the pre-comp. Now I just need to figure out how to get it to work w/ a tracking shot.
    Kevin
    10 months ago
    AH HA! you don't need to pre-comp the Orb layer. Just put it below the E3D layer. Then camera tracking works

    https://youtu.be/eiUVUa3UhiU
    Daniel Walker
    10 months ago
    I figured that out later as well. Sometimes precomp just helps with tidying up the timeline, but I don't always like to do it!! Working on a newer bigger shot with Element and perhaps some other VC inspired effects as well.
Kevin
10 months ago
I threw this together this afternoon.

https://youtu.be/zhUMDJDs5hI
Adrian
10 months ago
Nice job on the update Copilot dudes. Works perfectly now. Way to go.

Thanks for the gift, appreciate it.
Victor DiGiovanni
10 months ago
Since installing Orb, it now takes a few minutes for AE to load. I've pulled that plug-in out of the folder, but it's still loading super-slowly. Is there a way to thoroughly uninstall the plug-in? Or did the install just copy the plug-in to that folder? I've updated my Nvidia driver to the latest one just now and it still giving me the same issue. Any suggestions?
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Send an email to VC support and we can check it out.
Jared Klein
10 months ago
Andrew, suggestion. It would be nice to have an independent color swatch control over specular and under the render dropdown a way to split channels for tweaking, like illumination for example so we can add a separate glow. Hats off to the plugin though, very cool.
Joey Morelli
10 months ago
This is awesome guys - really beautiful 3D earth. Question: Simple "y" rotation with earth textures & normal (bump) map. There is a pronounced flicker in the texture. How can I reduce that without removing the bump map altogether? EPIC WORK guys :)
Jimmy Thirion
10 months ago
This is awesome Andrew Thank you
Well my After Effects crash when i apply the textures... Maybe because i have a GTX 690...
carismatic
10 months ago
when i put the earth 4k texture , the screen becomes black !!!
please reply
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Try and update your graphics driver.
    Brian Keith Waters
    10 months ago
    Updating the driver is NOT THE ANSWER _ IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!!
vic
10 months ago
Since installing Orb, AE takes about two minutes to launch (usually it's instantaneous), and it actually just looks like the program has locked up mid-launch, but one time I finally just waited and it eventually loaded up. I'd like to just temporarily uninstall the plug-in. I pulled the plug-in out of the folder, but there it still does the same thing on loading. Is there a full 'uninstall' option somewhere?
carismatic
10 months ago
When i put the first earth texture < the screen becomes black !!
please answer
Marco
10 months ago
I have problems for the installation. I downloaded the installer, but when I click on the "install" button an error shows up. It tells me that the installation failed. This is the error:
The installation of VC Orb for After Effects CC2017 failed!
Could not create the plugin file (Error code: 40).
-Make sure that After effects is closed
-Make sure you have enough disk space.
-Make sure you have administrative privileges.

The point is that none of these points is the problem. AE is closed and I have 10gb of free space on my SSD and about 50gb free on my Hard Disk. And i have administrative privileges.
I got a GTX 970.

Can you please help?
    Matt
    10 months ago
    Send an email to VC support!
François Xavier FILLON
10 months ago
hey great plug in.

I would like to train myself with the tutorial but where can I find the jpg files????
Daniel Walker
10 months ago
I have finally got Element and Orb to work to wrap 3D text around the orb!! I am working on posting a video of it soon!! It's really really really cool!!!!
    Ward Impe
    10 months ago
    really curious how you got it to work... for me one is always above the other...
    Kevin
    10 months ago
    How!? Please let us know.
    Kevin
    10 months ago
    Yes please let us know how. I haven't figured that out yet.
    kipster
    10 months ago
    its explained in the element 1.6 help section videos
    "world pass"
    https://www.videocopilot.net/docs/element2/updates/element_3d_v1_6/
    Daniel Walker
    10 months ago
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6BOqf_gmTA

    I followed the tutorial for the most part to make my orb with the glow. I then took those layers and precomposed them moving all attributes. Then I created an element layer and a text layer making the text layer part of element maps. I did an extrude and put this on a group. I created a sphere on a different group and then set the sphere to the same size as the orb.
    I then enabled the Matte Shadow option on the sphere so that it is invisible but occludes the text behind it revealing the styled orb just fine.
kipster
10 months ago
Tom
10 months ago
I downloaded the plug in yesterday and it wont let me attach the effect to any solid matte or any layer that is. It reads an "Invalid Filter (25:: 3)" I haven't found a way around this and i am running After Effects CC2018. Any help?
Canahan
10 months ago
Really awesome plug-in! I think there is a lot of potential Andrew didn't explain yet :-) I've just figured out, that it's possibel to pre-compose the planet textures, set this composition as the custom layer and modify or animate the texture in it...or you can combine it with other elements like an aerial explosion, so it looks like an explosion on the planet's surface. REALLY AWESOME!
    Daniel Walker
    10 months ago
    And I got it to work with Element to wrap text around the planet. Video coming soon!!
Brian Joel Baez Peña
10 months ago
Where do i get those textures folks ?
Jo
10 months ago
Think you a lot, cool class ☺ love the new plug-one 💕💖💕💖💖💕
JohnnyS318
10 months ago
Is there a way that i can get these maps and when i already can where?
ABHISHEK
10 months ago
How to get 1k RESOLUTION maps ? Please help
Red
10 months ago
Hey guys! Anybody knows why DOF not working with this plug-in? Is it because it's free )) or it would be enabled in next versions?
10 months ago
I have Adobe After Effects CC 2015 and I have successfully installed it. Everything seems fine. U run on 1050Ti Nvidia and i7 4th gen. But when I try to use maps it doesn't work. I get a blank screen when I load a pic into maps or bumps or the other sections. What should I do??
    10 months ago
    I have a same problem
    gerald rice
    10 months ago
    Same here GTX 1080 card 64 gig ram
    I7
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago
    Hi,

    In addition to Mr. Kramer's blog, I have the setup of i5 4440, 3.10Ghz, but I wanna get the 1050Ti. So, will it run without any problem, loading 3d models or maps (normals, bumps) etc.

    Please Suggest.
    Adrian
    10 months ago
    Same here, apply a diffuse map or any map for that matter and my Orb just disappears. 3x980GTX SLI, solid machine. Not sure why.
    Matt
    10 months ago
    The first step would be to update your GPU drivers from Nvidia. Then, be sure to download the latest update that was released today (v1.0.1)
    Matt
    10 months ago
    @Adrian, try disabling SLI.
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago
    Mr. Ajay,

    I tried installing both the plug-ins (VC Orb v1.0.0 & 1.0.1); one after the other (only when former failed to load so latter was installed). In both cases the message thrown when the VCOrb plugin dragged in the composition screen; message is as follows:

    After Effects error: plug-in "VCOrb.aex" could not be loaded (127).

    ( 48 :: 46 )

    I have been using Adobe After Effects CC 2015.0 with (4th Gen) i5, 4440 (supports Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2)

    Then why I can't load the VC plugin??
    You may find a long listed comment on my procedures....just find in my name.

    Thanks for going through.
    Arnab Guchait
    Arnab Guchait
    10 months ago
    Mr. Ajay,
    I have already text you, but it seems to not been uploaded in the portal. Let's come to the point.

    I am using Adobe After Effects CC 2015.0, but I could not load the VC Orb plugin (neither v1.0.0 nor v1.0.1); it throws the message:

    After Effects error: plug-in "VCOrb.aex" could not be loaded (127).

    ( 48 :: 46 )

    What did I miss? Could you please suggest?
    I am on i5, 4440, (4th Gen) and it is capable of SSE4.1 / 4.2 / AVX2.
    If so, then why am not been able to run the plugin. Please help.

    Arnab Guchait
J
10 months ago
Hi, is there a way to manually install the plugin ? I am on CS6 on a mac with 10.7.5 and the installer don't work.
Hope someone can help
    10 months ago
    Same for me.

    If you right click on the 'VCOrb_1.0.0_Installer' file (with the square Earth picture) then go to Show Package Contents...in the Resources folder you'll see the VCOrb.plug. Drop that into your Video CoPilot plugin folder in your After Effects app and there it is.

    I'm just trying to figure out where the texture files are now...
dulshan
10 months ago
i am assign to map for diffuse but it not show it.why?
    Adrian
    10 months ago
    Having the same issue, no idea why - 3 x 980 gtx SLI setup. Never had an issue with anything before, this just doesn't work.
Pablo
10 months ago
I had an error and i had to disable the intel graphics.
Thanks for the plugin!
10 months ago
Does anyone else create a camera and it doesn't rotate the earth? Like, it's like the rotation point for the camera isn't at the center of the sphere, but rather way in front of it, so when I tray to rotate with the camera tool (like Andrew does in the tutorial) the sphere just flies way out of the scene. What am I doing wrong?
    Daniel Walker
    10 months ago
    At first I thought it was me, but he did a sneaky thing and also moved the orb by rotating it as well. I also think that there were some nulls involved but i was able to rotate the camera. It's also a 2 node camera so make sure that yours is as well.
Justin
10 months ago
Hi, Andrew
Is there any idea to create a planet like Saturn with this plug in?
    Neil
    10 months ago
    Justin, if you're thinking about the rings, some solids, textures, or shape layers with radial gradients and luma masking would be a great start. Other than that, it's all pretty simple and everything in the video is universal... ;)
    Canahan
    10 months ago
    Create a planet with the plug-in. Because it's 3d you can combine it with other 3d elements. For the start create an solid in a Color of your choice, apply tow circle mask on it. One mask set to add, the other to substract. Make it 3D and rotate it - there you have a first ring. Another thing you can try is to create a particle system aorund the orb (try particular). With the particles you don't have flat rings and you can realize a movement. I will try this stuff and post an example when I'm Ready :-)
    Canahan
    10 months ago
    Here is a planet with a simple rings-system
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbChY4pSEU
    I used a particle system made with particular for the rings. To hide them behind your planet, you can use the z-mapping tool from particular.
jeff
10 months ago
I appreciate the work that went into this and that's it's free, but I don't what most people would use it for. I guess I'll use it for my next sci-fi movie (if that ever happens)