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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739 Comments

zman3
3 days 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
4 days 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.
Frank Maturi
4 days ago
make this work with After FX CS5.
David Andco
4 days 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
6 days ago
Thank you very much, Sir Andrew Kramer.
Baraa
6 days ago
7 days 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.
7 days ago
Very well made plugin! Hats off to you Mr. Kramer and thanks for the freebie!
1 week 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.
1 week 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
1 week 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.
    6 days ago
    Ditto I'm afraid. No solution but Iguess it's some hidden CPU or GPU issue. All drivers up to date.
Anas
1 week ago
please help: I have a 1060 gtx when I apply texture to orb the planet disappear.
Peter G
1 week 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
1 week ago
In wich Format i have to render?
Alexy.R
1 week 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
1 week ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGr6JYp1_A check out this new film i made
    5 days ago
    Wow, you actually shot a movie! Props to you.
Justin
1 week 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
    1 week ago
    the ice planet you could probably do with a cracked rock texture with the same bump map and tint it bluish
Guillaume J.
1 week 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 ??
1 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
After Effects error: plug in "VC Orb.aex" could not be loaded (127).
(48::46)
Running CS6
2 weeks ago
Is it me or the "Rotation X" is not global like "Rotation Y" or "Rotation Z"?
Wiam
2 weeks ago
Where are the sound effects from in the trailer?
Wiam
2 weeks ago
is the plugin to be released for lower versions of AE in the future :( ?
    Mad Michel
    2 weeks ago
    The future are upper versions not lower versions...
Peter Somers
2 weeks ago
"We'll just leave it at 200 ..."
Made me spit my coffee thru my nose with laughter! :-)
Leo
2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    There are already tutorials here for that.
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    Please contact our support team.

    Thanks!
Felix Gorbach
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
After Effects error: invalid filter (25 ::3)... This error showed up when i put the plug in on a solid
trevor nichols
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    VCOrb.aex DOESN'T WORK with W10 v1809 it seems.
    Sammy Nilles
    2 weeks ago
    same happened to me. Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmo8MwKonUQ
    Walter Segundo
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    Confirmed! Update/reinstall GFXCard drivers fixed the problem :)

    Thanks VC and you guys for pointing out the problem!
John Martin
2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    i am having the exact same issue
John Kennady
2 weeks ago
Nice team...
God Bless U & Thanks a lot....
Sanjay
2 weeks ago
Dear Sir,
When I apply map then I can't see globe what we do. please help me
John Martin
2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    Try updating your graphics driver from Nvidia's website.
    John Martin
    2 weeks ago
    Thank you, re-installing my nvdia drivers worked.
Brandon
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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.
2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    Thanks a lot , I have the same problem (illumination it doesnt difuse in the same way as the tutorial)
Karim
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
Does anyone know where I can get 4k diffuse, normal and illumination textures for the death star?
Decs
2 weeks ago
Ty man i needed this in my life
ronin
2 weeks ago
Can i use the orb plugin in a company?
Sean
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
where are the maps of the other planet ??? to show you mars, the moon, an alien planet...
DavidC
3 weeks ago
Andrew how do you make those volumetric clouds in the other renders?
Elia
3 weeks ago
man you still go for edit>duplicate when you want to duplicate a layer, this reminds me of good ol times! :D
Reza
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    Me too.
Matthew
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks ago
Guys from those who do not work !!!!.
Create new COMP . Advanced and change classic 3d on Ray- traced 3D
it works )))
Hirk
3 weeks ago
Super plugin. Does not work with me unfortunately. CS6, Win7, i7-3770, GTX 670 TI
erik
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
How on dear Cthulhu do I create orbits with this plugin?

Also, thanks for fixing AMD cards :)
    Master
    3 weeks ago
    Performance wise I'm amazed how easily Vega card runs this thing with camera flybys and stuff like that
Christoph Defryn
3 weeks ago
Make it opengl 3 compliant please
    Christoph Defryn
    3 weeks ago
    E3D runs on opengl 2, can't believe this only runs from 4.1+, is insane.
Leon Hausmann
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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~
3 weeks ago
I love you man... (no homo)
Muhammad Bilal
3 weeks ago
Saturn Rings ! How about this? Not perfect yet but still working on it. Done with ORB
https://ibb.co/g9bSK9
    juan
    2 weeks ago
    dope
AB
3 weeks ago
There's nothing wrong with that tutorial that you published ten years ago.
Wiiliam Q
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Element, Orb, and Saber in one video!!

https://youtu.be/1m3Wi0FQJJw
aJa
3 weeks ago
ThanXXXX yur the best
Pexis
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    same here
Rinat
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
    same here
Eric
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Oh my God I love you!
mj
3 weeks ago
there is no way to download texture
Steve
3 weeks ago
Love Video Copilot....GREAT....Stuff....
Massimo
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Where are the textures? Do they come with the package?
Graham Cohen
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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.
3 weeks ago
I'm very interested in downloading this but I can't find where to actually download it. Help?

- Adam
Juan
3 weeks ago
Can I use the textures the bump maps and everything for comercial use?
Thanks
TomG
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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.
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
You're a rock star! This is a time saving game changer! Thank you.
Ninja
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Works until I assign diffuse map. then everything disappears.
3 weeks ago
Thank you Andrew and Video Copilot Team, always creating great tools and tutorials.
Best Regards
Donatas Bitaitis
3 weeks ago
Hello, I wonder if someone could someone please send me an email with VC Orb 1.0.0 version?

Thank you.
    Ward Impe
    3 weeks ago
    make sure to try the 1.0.2 first, should fix the issues 1.0.1 introduced
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Still not working for me on a Win10, GTX 960 with latest drivers.
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Can anybody send me the link to download the 4K Planet texture ?
Volker
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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)
3 weeks ago
Amazing! thanks for the plugin!
tanks for this
omar gontier
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks ago
    Be sure to update to the latest Nvidia graphics driver.
    Stefano
    3 weeks ago
    If u tell me your email i send u the VC Orb 1.0.0
    Ward Impe
    3 weeks ago
    honestly just update to 1.0.2 should work now... 1.0.1 didn't work for me either :)
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
I am on CS6 using a Quadro 4000, unfortunately still not working
    Matt
    3 weeks ago
    Please send an email to VC support!
    Jeff
    3 weeks ago
    CS6 Quadro M4000 not working for me either.
3 weeks ago
1.01 still doesn't work for us in CS6...
    Matt
    3 weeks ago
    Send us an email to support!
Rakesh
3 weeks ago
ORB plugin is showing sphere but not applying any texture
    Matt
    3 weeks ago
    Try updating to the latest graphics driver.
DeanAfrica
3 weeks ago
thank you so much Andrew, you're the jedi of our world
Noise
3 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Thank you Andrew for the amazing tutorial!
Thank you Matt for the tech support!
Awesome and awesome!!
4 weeks 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
    3 weeks ago
    Try updating to the latest graphics driver.
Vince
4 weeks ago
Thanks very much, Andrew!
ryan
4 weeks ago
got it installed, but it says (After effects error: invalid filter( 25 :: 3 ))
any help would be great.
    Matt
    3 weeks ago
    Try updating your graphics card driver.
ryan
4 weeks ago
THIS CAN BE USED WITH ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CC 2015, RIGHT?
    Mad Michel
    3 weeks ago
    Information is available on the mini site: "AFTER EFFECTS CS6+"
Hugo Orono
4 weeks ago
Hi! When I add the texture in the maps area the planet disappears! how can I fix that? thanks
    Matt
    3 weeks ago
    Please update to the latest graphics driver.
Phineas
4 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago
Works great here on an 8 year old Mac.
Thanks Andrew and VideoCopilot team!
As always, you rocked this one!
MEZO
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    We're working on this. Please send an email to support!
    Peter Purcell
    3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    We're working on this. Please send an email our support!
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
How do i do this?
SLI: If you are running dual GPU’s, you may need to disable SLI
Yes
4 weeks ago
My First Test on the new Orb-Plugin, let me know what you think about it.
https://youtu.be/ZX4TIFECrK8
Terry
4 weeks 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..
4 weeks ago
Where to download the textures?
    Mike
    4 weeks ago
    Just scroll down at the DL-page of the PlgIn.
Edward
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Please send an email to VC support.
4 weeks ago
Amazing- thanks for making this available!
Jeff
4 weeks 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?
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Thanks Awesomesauce. I guess it's time to upgrade.
    3 weeks ago
    Hey, i just updated my GPU drivers and it works, you might try the same!
    Also Named Jeff
    3 weeks ago
    I had same problem as you and updating drivers worked.
4 weeks ago
Just awesome. Thank you.
4 weeks ago
Just awesome. Thank you very much
Aidor
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    We'll check it out for you!
    Arnab Guchait
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    3 weeks ago
    i have the same problem. how you soved it?
    4 days ago
    Hi Samuel, I can explain this...what are your system rigs?

    arnabguchait710@gmail.com
Noodles
4 weeks 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?
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Getting the same error with Ryzen 1700 & Vega 64
    Arnab Guchait
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
When I choose DIFFUSE LAYER map and select PLanet_4K the orb just dissapears.
    Pipo
    4 weeks ago
    the same thing happened to me.
    you have to update the drivers of your graphic card and it works perfectly
    Niels Gram Riisgaard
    4 weeks ago
    Same for me:(
    Matthew Wise
    4 weeks ago
    Same here once I map the texture everything disappears! :(
Beaver
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
All - if interested, wow, great site for the textures!
https://www.solarsystemscope.com/textures/
    Donnell v henry
    4 weeks ago
    Thank you
Thomas
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    I made a graphicscard Update and now it works fine ????????????
Robert T Grogan II
4 weeks ago
Epic plugin! Using effect and motion graphics on precomp layers for maps truely makes this plugin infinitely customizable. Thanks VC!
Jon Lee
4 weeks ago
Works like a charm - fantastic - Thank you so much
Michael
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    3 weeks ago
    Where did you find the 6K Textures he used in his tutorial ? I could only find the Plug-in. Thanks in advance
    Ackers
    3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Graphicscard driver Update than it will work ????
4 weeks ago
orb diffuse layer is still not working.

how can i fix this issue
vfx
4 weeks ago
also good update Saber V1.0.39
nepkak
4 weeks ago
UPDATED: New Tutorial Video Very low quality
nepkak
4 weeks ago
good work 2GB AMD graphics card 8GB ram
Rashid
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Update driver
Ward Impe
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Can u post me link for the 1.0.0 VC ORB? I can find it your same issue
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Looking into it! Thanks for the info!
    Ward Impe
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    That's pretty cool
Canahan
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    How did you create the ring around the planet?
    Adrian
    4 weeks ago
    Nice job dude, looks great.
    Kevin Anderson
    4 weeks ago
    That is great. How did you put the ring round the planet?
    Kevin Anderson
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Great job! Did you used element 3d for the asteroid ring?
    Jose
    4 weeks ago
    Great job!
    Jose
    4 weeks ago
    Saw your answer for the ring! Thanks for the info.
    SteamX1
    4 weeks ago
    Nice work!
    Arnab Guchait
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Where do you find the glossiness map? Thanks Andrew! :) AS I said the world wouldn't be so great without you!
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Please contact our support. Thank you!
    4 weeks ago
    Just updated the RX580 drivers and still not working....
    Mat Green
    4 weeks ago
    Done and thanks in advance :-)
    Outland
    4 weeks ago
    Got the same problem with radeon R9 290x. How can I fix this?
Jake
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
thank you ak vc team
Daniel Walker
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
I threw this together this afternoon.

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

Thanks for the gift, appreciate it.
Victor DiGiovanni
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Send an email to VC support and we can check it out.
Jared Klein
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
when i put the earth 4k texture , the screen becomes black !!!
please reply
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try and update your graphics driver.
    Brian Keith Waters
    2 weeks ago
    Updating the driver is NOT THE ANSWER _ IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!!
vic
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
When i put the first earth texture < the screen becomes black !!
please answer
Marco
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    Send an email to VC support!
François Xavier FILLON
4 weeks ago
hey great plug in.

I would like to train myself with the tutorial but where can I find the jpg files????
Daniel Walker
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    really curious how you got it to work... for me one is always above the other...
    Kevin
    4 weeks ago
    How!? Please let us know.
    Kevin
    4 weeks ago
    Yes please let us know how. I haven't figured that out yet.
    kipster
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Tom
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    And I got it to work with Element to wrap text around the planet. Video coming soon!!
Brian Joel Baez Peña
4 weeks ago
Where do i get those textures folks ?
Jo
4 weeks ago
Think you a lot, cool class ☺ love the new plug-one 💕💖💕💖💖💕
JohnnyS318
4 weeks ago
Is there a way that i can get these maps and when i already can where?
ABHISHEK
4 weeks ago
How to get 1k RESOLUTION maps ? Please help
Red
4 weeks 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?
4 weeks 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??
    4 weeks ago
    I have a same problem
    gerald rice
    4 weeks ago
    Same here GTX 1080 card 64 gig ram
    I7
    Arnab Guchait
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks ago
    @Adrian, try disabling SLI.
    Arnab Guchait
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
i am assign to map for diffuse but it not show it.why?
    Adrian
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
I had an error and i had to disable the intel graphics.
Thanks for the plugin!
4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Hi, Andrew
Is there any idea to create a planet like Saturn with this plug in?
    Neil
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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)
    jeff
    4 weeks ago
    After playing with this for a while, I changed my mind. The plugin is correctly named ORB, not planets (which is what the demo alludes to)
Koke
4 weeks ago
Hey Andrew!

This is probably one of the best plugins ever made... I'll have a lot of fun using it!

But I have a very annoying problem: randomly, if I change from half view to full, the scene goes freeze and I can't do anything. Everything works in AE, but if I try to rotate, move, anything, nothing happens, the image is completely frozen. And if I try to save the project at this time, AE crash... I'm using a GTX970 and a Quadro K620.

Anyone else has the same problem? My cards drivers are updated... Thanks!
    Daniel Walker
    4 weeks ago
    Just something to keep in mind is that if you load all the 6K textures and do a preview in AE, you will seriously tax your system. I have a 6 core with 32 GB of RAM and a GTX 1080Ti and set the res to a third and even then I was using about half of my RAM or around 16 gigs. I can't do a lot of previews in AE so I have to render in Media Encoder to be sure it looks right.
Charles-François St-Cyr
4 weeks ago
I absolutely love the plugin. But, is there a way to make the light rotate around the planet? Like, you stay at a specific point on the map (Ex: Montreal or New York) but the light revolve around it?
    Ward Impe
    4 weeks ago
    I think for this your cam and point of interest of the cam should stay fixed, but you animate location and point of interest of the light.
    I presume with a little math you could use an expression to get it done automatically...
    4 weeks ago
    Just add null to the center of the planet, parent a light to the null, then rotate null. It's that simple!
4 weeks ago
Awesome plug in!
First, Easy, and it's FREE!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8L1rHAFV2/?taken-by=jtworks70
4 weeks ago
to all those that you get the installation error of the plugin, what you have to do is update your graphics card. In the page of videocopilot already says that it is possible that it has to update, even leaves in connection of NVIDIA. You are looking for your card and update.

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
Marcelo-Bolivia
4 weeks ago
Miles de gracias Andrew. Master
George
4 weeks ago
Anyone here get the plugin to work with the GTX 1050Ti ?? If so please help!! I’ve already upgraded my drivers and nothing seems to work, only error messages appear when I apply the plug in to a layer
    Ward Impe
    4 weeks ago
    just wondering? You're system is not based on an AMD chip I hope?
    AMD Processors that do not support SSE4.1 or higher
    - "Sempron" family
    - "Athlon II" family
    - "Phenom II" family
    - "Athlon" family
    - "Phenom" family
    George
    4 weeks ago
    No Im running an i5 4600k, im not sure if this is something to do with the graphics card as Ive already upgraded the drivers. I just really need this plugin to work!
    richard
    4 weeks ago
    i had the same problem i think, but Matt Kramer (Andrew's brudda i think lol) sent me this link and it worked for me. try this
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yevhdf4cfh5ke48/VCOrb_1.0.1 (64)_Installer_x64.zip?dl=0
    George
    4 weeks ago
    I uninstalled the plugin and installed the one you left in your comment and the same thing happened. Just error messages appear when I apply the plugin to a layer
    George
    4 weeks ago
    I installed that link that you provided but the same thing happened. Is there anything else I can do?
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Be sure to download the latest v. 1.0.1 version that was officially released today!
Trev Murphy
4 weeks ago
So generous, thanks Copilots! :D
َAli
4 weeks ago
thanks for this amazing plug-in! And it works ok
kipster
4 weeks ago
from support team
BAD NEWS for older amd users this plugin will not work
AMD Processors that do not support SSE4.1 or higher
- "Sempron" family
- "Athlon II" family
- "Phenom II" family
- "Athlon" family
- "Phenom" family
Steffen
4 weeks ago
very funny is that it is already listed the GTX 2080 ti which there is not yet buy and GTX 1080ti is not in the list

but these are a few spelling mistakes

NVidia

GeForce GTX TITAN V
GeForce GTX TITAN XP
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
GeForce GTX TITAN X
GeForce GTX TITAN Black
GeForce GTX TITAN
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GeForce RTX 2080
GeForce RTX 2070
GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 980/980Ti
GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX 960
GeForce GTX 950
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
GeForce GTX 780
GeForce GTX 770
Miron
4 weeks ago
The QUESTION IS..... Is it compatible with Element 3D ?? All in all the plug-in is awesome!
    Ward Impe
    4 weeks ago
    not at this time...
alberto
4 weeks ago
where can I download Earth_Clouds_6K, Eart_diffuse_6K, etc....??? i can't found...
    Connor
    4 weeks ago
    http://www.solarsystemscope.com
    I got the textures here however everytime I apply them to Maps > Diffuse Layer the sphere completely dissappears. I have a nvidia gt1030 graphics card and updated drives. Hope this helps with textures, let me know if it works on your PC.
    Alex Neuman
    4 weeks ago
    look at the bottom of the plug in download min site
    4 weeks ago
    Check the dedicated micro site. Download button is at the bottom. Also, check this forum for a couple other GREAT resources for textures maps.
Meivert
4 weeks ago
Has anyone got it to run on a 1080Ti? I currently experinence the mystical orb dissapearing into another dimension when applying a diffusion map. Well, it is not on my screen any longer anyhow.

Curiously enough i notice that 1080 is receiving the love of the devteam, but not 1080Ti? What happend? Why the lack of support?

My system runs the latest and greatest drivers and OS, so it is not the driver.
jonjon
4 weeks ago
Yeah, useless to me on my work laptop, I've got a Quadro M1000M. Just so you know, they ain't kiddin' about the required GPUs. Mine isn't on the list for Element either but runs it, but for this - nothing.
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    That card should be supported. If you're having an issue running it, send an email to VC support!
Ward Impe
4 weeks ago
I think currently (yes I know you wanted it out in a timely matter so it's forgivable) orb does not work in conjuction with element... well technically is does, but one isn't aware of the other 3d related... so top layer will be in front/displaying whether it's behind the other in 3D space or not...
I tried this by trying to rotate 3D text around the planet, when it should be behind the planet, it still shows before the planet...
    Ward Impe
    4 weeks ago
    I tried the unified renderer but element layer then just disappears from view (I presume orb doesn't have the unified renderer)
    Daniel Walker
    4 weeks ago
    I too ran into the problem. I even tried to apply the techniques on a 3D sphere in element but you can't add those extra effects so its a no go for now.
    Daniel Walker
    4 weeks ago
    I actually got it to work!! Video is coming!!!
    Daniel Walker
    4 weeks ago
    You can use the "Matte Shadow" feature to occlude objects.
4 weeks ago
Hi all, just a quick test I thought id share with you, some work in progress just re-creating a few bits from Infinity Wars Guardians intro scene. Like I say, still, work in progress and I've stuck in a clip from the film itself.
https://www.facebook.com/IanS.3D/videos/1915547515414726/
Dirk Sander
4 weeks ago
Hi Andrew and Crew... i have the " VC Orb has encountered an unrecoverable error " problem... so my Graphiccard is not compatible? NVIDIA GEFORCE GT730 ? ... but Element runs great...
Hope there is a little light at the end of the tunnel :-) ...
    Dirk Sander
    4 weeks ago
    ok problem is nvidia gefirce gt 730.... aaaahrg... not suportet for orb plugin...
Gabriele
4 weeks ago
Ehi Andrew, as always great job. I have a problem though. when I add the ORB effect to a solid the sphere shows up but when i put a texture the sphere disappears. How can i solve this? i have a nvidia geforce 820m
    Hugo
    4 weeks ago
    I have the same problem, were you able to fix it?
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try updating your graphics driver and then update Orb as well!
Charlie
4 weeks ago
Absolutely amazing.
This fills a much-needed "void" in motion graphics capability, making this process much easier and adding so many well thought out features, it melts your brain thinking of the possibilities.

Andrew and the Crew (there's your new band name) are the gift that keeps on giving! Thank you so much to you and your talented, hard-working (never sleeping?) band of magicians.
kipster
4 weeks ago
the free program space engine has the ability to export planet textures and 360 backgrounds
http://spaceengine.org/download/spaceengine
Sajid
4 weeks ago
i installed and updated the driver its now showing the all plugin features bus when i am applying defuse layer in map section so sphere is disappearing would you please guide me why this happening, i love this plugin waiting for working on it.. thanks
    VFexe
    4 weeks ago
    I have exactly same problem
    sajid
    4 weeks ago
    anyone got gave any solution about disappearing the sphere ? please let me know thanks
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try updating Orb to the latest version (v 1.0.1)
Dino
4 weeks ago
Thanks a lot! Everything seems great.
But just one thing. It seam that the depth of field is not supported?
Any way to fix this or we just have to wait for some updates?
Bader Alhammad
4 weeks ago
How to make multi Planet or Galactic stones in addition to the stars that is around the Earth and should be 3D Camera Aware. Is Possible Mr. Kramer> Thanks
Austin
4 weeks ago
Thanks so much! I had fun putting together this comparison.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYp8hzLK6o0
Robert Grogan II
4 weeks ago
In the Promo video there were planets with gas clouds around the planets that seemed to be atmospheric leaking. How did you get that effect.
Bader Alhammad
4 weeks ago
Earth Zoom - Can update Earth zoom tutorial using Orb Plugin.
Luca Zanna
4 weeks ago
Crash when I add the texture on Map channel

macOS Sierra 10.12.6, 2x GTX Titan X
BlankoMediaPro
4 weeks ago
Nice work
Steven mitchell
4 weeks ago
Great plugin!
Any reason why when I render in AME it’s just a solid block of colour instead of the model? Thanks
Oren Bar
4 weeks ago
Like Queen B would say:
"if you like it then you should've put a ring on it"
well, I love it!
how do i put rings on the planets?
4 weeks ago
I'm on a Mac running OSX 10.13.4.

If the installer does nothing after clicking on the little square world icon, am I to assume my video card is too old?
    Peter Farago
    4 weeks ago
    Right click "Show package contents" Copy Folder "Resources" to desktop > Manually install plugin
Kushal
4 weeks ago
Andrew Kramer, you GOD of AFX ! Awesome stuff!
Steven
4 weeks ago
Hey VC!

I am really looking forward to using this product! It's exactly what I need for an upcoming short film that I'm shooting in the coming months.

However, at the moment my computer does not seem to be agreeing with the plug-in. At first I was getting the "unrecoverable error" message when attempting to launch the effect. I updated my graphics card drivers, uninstalled and re-installed the plug-in, and rebooted. Now it just hangs and freezes up when I attempt to launch, no error messages at all, until I force it to close.

Now granted, I am working with a dinosaur of a computer. Running a GeForce GTS 450, most recent driver, on Windows 7. I run Element V2 just fine, as well as your other products. So I feel that although my system is dated, it should be able to run this plug-in...

I hope to see some updates soon as I am very anxious to use this beast of a plug-in! Thank you again VC for helping us average-joes create things that we never thought were possible! Keep up the hard work :)
    Adrian
    4 weeks ago
    Dude, a 450? It's time to upgrade dude. Not really a reasonable machine in the first place. Do the right thing.
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    That card does not look to be supported. Check out the updated compatibility information at the bottom of the Orb page: https://www.videocopilot.net/orb/
Lester
4 weeks ago
There is this error popping out like the error when I load Element 3D. I am using a GTX 1060 btw.
John
4 weeks ago
Yo Andrew, you guys are freaking awesome!! This is one sweet plug in. in fact all your stuff kicks ass. I have spent most of my career in Avid & post tech support but I had to leave LA a few years ago but if I ever get back there you guys will have free tech support when ever you need it. Thank you all @ VC for your kick ass warez.... We are truly thankful.
Daniel
4 weeks ago
Thanks a lot for u Andrew! ;)
Sam
4 weeks ago
Thanks Andrew!!!

Just wondering if anyone else is having an issue when making the haze layer? I bring the diffuse and specular down but it doesn't make a perfect haze circle all around. When I turn off my parallel light, it looks fine. Anyone have an idea?
    Daniel Walker
    4 weeks ago
    I noticed something similar at first, but for me it was because I was viewing at third resolution and not full. I also think it would do that if you weren't using 32bit project. Not sure if that's your issue but thought I would share mine.
dan
4 weeks ago
Awesome
Oleg
4 weeks ago
Amazing idea!!))) thank you very much!!!
Areum Bae
4 weeks ago
THX A LOT ANDREW!
4 weeks ago
Does anyone know of a resource to download additional textures for different planet types as shown in the demo reel? I found this resource but of course, it's limited. http://planetpixelemporium.com/planets.html
ShinDiego
4 weeks ago
Gracias Andrew genio!
jimmyZ
4 weeks ago
thanks for this amazing plug-in!

BTW, can you say something about how did you make the Light Lines Transition Effects used in the promo video? That's really cool!
Thanks!
jimmy
4 weeks ago
thanks again Andrew!
I really wonder how did you make that Light Lines Transition Effect in the promo video. that's really awesome.
    Sanidhya
    4 weeks ago
    Thats a portal effect of 3ds max.For blender you can by Creative Shrimp and Cg Masters Space Course.This is the probable technique.
edward gomez
4 weeks ago
i know i can use a mask but just curious if there is a function for depth of field for the 3d camera to work with Orb?
Daniel Walker
4 weeks ago
This is a great plugin!! Again VC and Andrew Kramer prove what can be done!!

I have attempted to mix with Element 3D to see if I can wrap 3D text around the orbs, but this has proven to be a challenge. I am not sure that you could do this, but if the techniques for using the maps along with the illumination settings worked the same in Element then perhaps it could. For example, in Element it is easy to wrap text around a sphere and this works fine, but getting that sphere to look as good as it does in Orb I am not sure I can...
Kyle Charpentier
4 weeks ago
For some reason whenever I try to apply the effect onto a solid, After Effect goes into not responding. graphics driver are up to date, After Effects is 2018, and my card is a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060. I have tried reinstalling the effect multiple times.
    Ackers
    4 weeks ago
    I use a GTX 1060 6gb Kyle , And it works ok ... It must be something else .....
    Eddie
    4 weeks ago
    Re install regular drivers from card. That always works
    George
    4 weeks ago
    Im having the same problem, what do you mean by the regular drivers Eddie??
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try updating to the latest version of Orb. It's v1.0.1.
Ackers
4 weeks ago
I hope Adobe realise what a great Ambassador Andrew is for them , They should put him on their payroll .....
Alzemir
4 weeks ago
It is worth commenting that along with amazing effects, fantastic commands among amazing renderings, we can find willingness and desire to share great knowledge. Congratulations, Andrew and everyone involved in this great journey.
Steven
4 weeks ago
Am i the only one, putting the texture on diffuse layer the sphere became dark "disappears"? Help :I
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try updating your graphics driver
    Russell
    4 weeks ago
    me too
    Oliver Leite
    4 weeks ago
    I'm having the same problem! Nothing shows up when I add the texture. GTX 770 here.
    David
    4 weeks ago
    Update driver
    David
    4 weeks ago
    Update your graphic card Driver
    TomG
    4 weeks ago
    I updated the video driver. I did a clean install of it and even emptied my AE caches and rebooted my computer. I made sure that onboard video was disabled in BIOS as well. None of these have fixed the problem.
    MK
    4 weeks ago
    First step is to update your graphics driver directly from Nvidia's site. If you still have an issue, send in an email to VC support.
Milton Aroldo Sosa Recinos
4 weeks ago
Andrew!! thank you very much for such a great contribution this great thing you can not ask for more is INCREDIBLE I LOVE !!!! again I love God bless you and continue to fill you with success ...

Warning!!! for all those who give them problems with only the white dial comes out and put the texture and nothing comes out, EASY gentlemen and Andrew said it is no more than update your video targeting ENVIDIA and ready I can not complain I WORK without any problem. greetings to all...
Ward Impe
4 weeks ago
for me the Orb is not appearing in the middle of the comp and I see no way of getting it there...
    Ward Impe
    4 weeks ago
    first I had an oval orb, then I fixed that but the orb still wasn't in the middle... started over, turn off a setting about constraining proportion, and I'm all good now
Darkarmy
4 weeks ago
Out of this world as always! THX
Rayan Amarasekara
4 weeks ago
really missed your tutorials dude... like a good friend suddenly left the city. Good on you. Looking forward to see more stuff.
1 month ago
Andrew one question, Can this plugin be used with Element 3D? what I mean with that is if I can combine the 2 of them and also if I can export the sphere or the scene to let's say Cinema 4D.
Thank you and keep the awesome work!!
Paul Engelsman
1 month ago
You just keep on upping your game. And I keep coming back
Percy Campos
1 month ago
How much many more awesomer can these guys get! TY!
Alex Neuman
1 month ago
were do i get the textures from
I need them for the planet
intobserver
1 month ago
Hi Andrew, awesome work. But where could I find the earth project-files? Nasa?
    George
    4 weeks ago
    You can find the textures if you scroll down a bit on the mini website you download the plugin from, took me a while to figure this out too!
1 month ago
You released this on my birthday!!! I could not think of a better birthday gift ;) THANK YOU!
1 month ago
I can't wait to use this! Thank you so much Andrew and all your team for the hard work.
Steve Bucci
1 month ago
This is awesome. I just completed the tutorial and I'm amazed. Does anyone have any idea on the best method for having created planets over a transparent background?
Erdinç
1 month ago
Hi... Great job... Thank you...

Is the radius value not pixel?
I created 500x500 composition. When I make the radius value 250, globe overflowed out off the composition.
David RHD
1 month ago
Could you please upload the project-file? These textures look really useful.
By the way. love your videos!
Please keep going on!! :D
James
1 month ago
I can't seem to get 3D working properly, maybe I'm doing it wrong. The 3D seems to come from the AE layer order rather than the orbs' position in Z-Space, so particles and other orbs are always on top of orbs regardless of their Z-position. Can anyone help?
Muluh Godson
1 month ago
Thank you Andrew. I was already so worried it wont be compatible with CS6 but it is. this is the best thing thats happened this week, and i seriously mean that. "shifty eyes"
1 month ago
So this is super awesome, but the big question I have is how on earth (heh) this worked when you were doing it with built-in plug-ins???
Revenant Films
1 month ago
Great job Andrew! Thank you for your amazing work.

For everyone complaining about it not working, UPDATE YOUR GRAPHICS CARD. Had the same issues of the orb vanishing when the diffuse layer was added and fixed it by doing this
    Steffen
    1 month ago
    there is already a New Nvidia GeForce Driver v.411.63
GUSTAVO
1 month ago
After effects error: could not load plugin (48::46)
This is the first time this has happened to me!
Does anyone know the solution?
1 month ago
Thanks again Andrew, you never seize to inspire and to amaze!
For everyone here - the plugin does work with AE CS6 (whew!) Here is a quick test I did + project file + some custom texture map at 1024x2048:
http://www.bytes-and-pixels.com/2018/09/videocopilot-orb-plugin-for-aftereffects-released
    Bobby
    1 month ago
    ..Please dont run with this kind of result...
    Muluh MG Godson
    1 month ago
    Wheeeew this is amazing. yeeeesssssss
Frank
1 month ago
Possible help to fix. I had an invalid plugin error (or similar) with other Video Copilot stuff and this fixed it. Perhaps it will help anyone having trouble. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmo8MwKonUQ
    James Sebastian Wolf
    1 month ago
    This works for me, thanks very much. Was worried I wouldn't be able to make use of the plugin.

    And thanks very much everyone at VC for all the hard work that you guys put in, still blown away by the generosity of how much you put out for free.
    George
    4 weeks ago
    How did you guys manage to open the file as an app like shown in the video? All I got were Rar. Files
JTiul
1 month ago
Thank you very much, this is awesome plugin, everything is working fine
Jay
1 month ago
Anyone have any other uses for the illumination map option OTHER than the lights on Earth? I've tried looking for similar things on other planets for example, and Googling "Illumination Map" doesn't seem to come up with much. Forgive me if I'm being stupid and overlooking something :)
    4 weeks ago
    There are plenty of applications for the illumination maps outside of the scope of real astronomical bodies - Alien civilizations, lava streams, "Death Star" sort of things..
kipster
1 month ago
thanks a million,
but a lot of people (including me) are having problems getting this to work with compatible cards and latest drivers. i get unrecoverable error after it hangs for a couple minutes. i switched out cards to a better one i think support needs to hotfix something
Adruiz
1 month ago
Great job and great plug in!! Does anyone know how to make saturn rings with 3d element? Thanks
    1 month ago
    With Element.... you can try using a tube object primitive and making it really flat.
    John Hudson
    4 weeks ago
    Hey Adruiz, if you happen to have C4D (Blender, too) you can make a real thin cylinder with a larger center diameter, bring in as an OBJ and render with mode set to screen. Worked well for me.
    Adruiz
    4 weeks ago
    Thank you both for your answer. I'm not very familiar with CD4 but it will be a good opportunity to learn.
    Adruiz
    4 weeks ago
    Thank you both for your answer. I'm not very familiar with CD4 but it will be a good opportunity to learn
Mike
1 month ago
If you can't see a planet, when you insert image.
https://youtu.be/T5nQpj9OLpk
    Damian
    1 month ago
    update graphics drivers
Mani
1 month ago
HI AK how to save VC ORB plant obj and how to import to video copilot 3d model if the options is available ..
Foxx
1 month ago
Drivers : Updated!!!
But it says,

" VC Orb std::exception.
Please compress the following file and contact support."...
    matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try updating Orb--there's a new version available!
Simon
1 month ago
Thanks so much, a truly great plug-in, how's E3D version 3 coming on? we'd all pay good money for that - you deserve it AK, thanks again, we all missed your absence, as always.
take care bud ;-)
Kraig Winterbotto
1 month ago
Do you mind me asking what's going on roughness / IOR wise? Is there a particular model you used for the falloff or is it just creatively driven?
Kraig
1 month ago
Awesome dude. Was this based on anything you did on the Star Trek titles?

Also, what's that little bell noise at 2:59?
1 month ago
Same problem. I've got a GTX TITAN and the "Orb" vanishes when I add the diffuse.
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try updating your GPU drivers and then update to the latest version of Orb, v1.0.1.
SCo
1 month ago
I am having the same problem as everyone else. As soon as I add the diffuse everything vanishes. I have updated my drivers and get the exact same result.
Kevin
1 month ago
Thank you, Andrew!
brandon
1 month ago
Never mind I figured out why the layers were't working. I chose the wrong light source.
Joseph O’Connell
1 month ago
Thank you very much!
Jan
1 month ago
Hey guys,
i was wondering if I can stick pin points to certain citys on the surface.
Is there any way i can do that?

Thank you very much!
    1 month ago
    You can make a second orb with a different map and use it with a transfer mode to blend it on top
brandon
1 month ago
Hi! I updated my drivers and I can now see the diffuse layer, but it doesn't seem like the effect is taking in the glossiness, illumination, or the bump map. Any ideas on ow to fix that?
Guillaume J.
1 month ago
Hey! What a fantastic plug in and tutorial! I'll test it very soon and I'll try to creat other planets. Maybe you could give us many other maps for our planets, some you used in the trailer?

Now, the best thing you have to do is to release a Star Trek Pack, including some cools 3D models for Element 3D, like you did for Star Wars! :D

Good continuation and thanks for this awesome plug in! Will se you the next time! ;)
George
1 month ago
Hi there,
I was just wondering why the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050Ti are not supported as most other NVIDIA cards are?
    Matt
    1 month ago
    Those should be supported GPUs!
    George
    1 month ago
    Thats strange, because when I looked for those GPUs on the list it said they werent supported. After updating my drivers I assumed that was the reason why I kept getting error messages everytime I applied the plug in to a layer. Anyway I could fix that?
    Matt
    4 weeks ago
    Hey George! Try updating your GPU drivers and then update to the latest version of Orb, v1.0.1.
Ed
1 month ago
I've had the same problem where the diffuse texture caused everything to disappear so updated my driver, like people have been saying, now it is not working at all and I get an "Please compress the following file and contact the support" and ideas?
Malcolm
1 month ago
Panic over, found the images and bump maps so just going to try them out now.
    George
    4 weeks ago
    Where did you find them!!!
Mike
1 month ago
When I insert 'Planet_4K' image file to 'Map', I can't see a planet.
Please refer to the link below.

https://youtu.be/g_ss1l0LonM
    Matt
    1 month ago
    Update to the latest NVidia graphics drivers! https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
    Adrian
    4 weeks ago
    Matt, this doesn't make a difference dude.
    matt
    4 weeks ago
    Try installing the latest version of Orb (v1.0.1).
Malcolm
1 month ago
Are we going to get the project files for this tutorial. I have downloaded some image files and bump maps from another source and they don't seem to work. The Ord Plug-in loads ok and seems to be working but the images don't appear as per the tutorial..
Michael Reno
1 month ago
I updated my graphics driver and even tried custom install for CS6 and nothing works as all I get is the initialization error. Looks like a cool plugin, waiting for a fix.
1 month ago
Epic stuff as usual, not to get the details on Saturn...
1 month ago
Hy there! Andrew big big thx for your great effort. I was wondering if there's an option for shadowcasting of the different objects? probably just raytraced renderer? If you got any hints i'd be more than thankful.

Greets
Michael L Reno
1 month ago
I can't get the plugin to work. I updated my graphics drivers etc. and all I get is the "VC Orb failed to initialize" error. Running CS6
Miguel
1 month ago
hey, i have some crash of the plug-in just immediately when i use it, pop up a message that i have to be in contact with support and generate a file .dmp

Core i7
Nvidia 1050
Windows 10
My graphic card drivers are updated
    Kai
    1 month ago
    I'm having this same issue,
    Core i7 7600k
    gtx 1060 6gb
    Windows 10
    all the updated drivers and i've tried reinstalling many times
    TomG
    1 month ago
    After applying the textures AE stops updating the view port. I even created a new comp and the screen wouldn't update. When I try to close AE, it stops responding.

    Core i7 6700
    GTX 960
    Win 10
    Latest NVidia drivers (399.24 release 9/10/18)
    Jonas
    1 month ago
    Do you have a second graphic card? (Like an Intel)
    I have 2 graphic cards in my Laptop a gtx1060 and an Intel UHD 630.
    When dissabeling the Intel one the plugin works fine. If it's enabled and i try to apply the Orb after effects freezes.
    TomG
    1 month ago
    Some further testing, and I found that if I change the viewport size via the drop down menu or mousewheel zoom, the display stops updating and AE basically stops working. So far, in a few minutes of testing, if I just use the camera to zoom, it seems to be ok.
    TomG
    1 month ago
    Some further testing, and I found that if I change the viewport size via the drop down menu or mousewheel zoom, the display stops updating and AE basically stops working. So far, in a few minutes of testing, if I just use the camera to zoom, it seems to be ok.

    EDIT: Nope, spoke too soon. Froze up again. Reinstalled video drivers. No change.
    Johnathan
    1 month ago
    I am having same issue with once i put in a texture for the diffuse, the blue loading bar on the bottom right will spin for a long time then nothing. The view port no longer updates. I will try and close AE and it will lock up. Have to end task then start over.
    Everything up to date
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
    Win 10
1 month ago
Just preparing my first feature. That is exactly what I was looking for to do in Maya. Now it will be After Effects.
Preetu
1 month ago
https://www.solarsystemscope.com/textures/

You can go there to dwonload 8K textures for various plants.
    1 month ago
    Bless you, sir.
    MasterKoala
    1 month ago
    you are fantastic.....thank !
    Jack
    1 month ago
    Thanks so much!!!
1 month ago
Does this plugin work in Adobe After Effects CC 2015