[UPDATED] ORB Release Date!

UPDATE: Orb Plug-in Now Available

Our new plug-in and Tutorial for ORB is launching tomorrow! Release Date: 9-18-2018 I would write more but there’s work to do!

 

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136 Comments

jun
1 week ago
i like this Plugin . thnks
2 weeks ago
Great plugin. Using for a project right now. Rotation X and Rotation Z are the same rotation of the orb though so would love to be able to have those separated in an update of the plugin so I can choose to rotate over the top of the orb as well.
Ian
3 weeks ago
When I first apply the Planet_4K.jpg texture to the Diffuse Layer, the orb just disappears. I know I must be doing something wrong, but I followed the tutorial exactly. Could I have some default setting wrong?
    Cam
    2 weeks ago
    Hey Ian, did you find a fix for your issue? - I have the same problem. I am running windows10, AE 15.1.2, Quadro P4000 driver 386.28
    thx
    Patrick
    1 week ago
    I have the same problem
reks
3 weeks ago
i like this Plugin
Leonardo Simoes
4 weeks ago
Hi there before everything THANKS A LOT

I managed to make my composition working but just cant render, After Effects just look like its working but no frame in rendered even after 45min, If I select full res after effects just crash, cant do that tried all render engines Raytrace C4D and Classic 3D same result.

Hope you can help
    Maxim
    2 weeks ago
    Have the same problem, guess you do your project in 4k? For me it only works good in 1080
    Maxim
    2 weeks ago
    Have the same problem, guess you do your project in 4k? For me it only works good in 1080
Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge! I really enjoy reading your blog!
sting
4 weeks ago
anyone know where one can download texture maps for different planet surfaces and skies etc.?
Sajid
4 weeks ago
i found something using that plugin that when i use map image on sphere sphere is disappearing, can you please guide me why this is happening
    Mike
    4 weeks ago
    Same problem here.
    Mike
    4 weeks ago
    New GPU-Driver (direct DL @ nvidia) did the trick!
    Ian
    3 weeks ago
    Worked for me too!!! ;)
1 month ago
Link For Downloading The Plugin Please.
Ruben Del Moral
1 month ago
Hello Andrew, First of all thanks for your great work and how you share all this tools.
Supports Depth of field?, i dont find how make it work.
Thanks Again
    Juan Pablo
    4 weeks ago
    No, it does not. Under render settings it just accepts Motion Blur.
    However DoF would be great, like, in a paid version of the plugin or smth.
marcin
1 month ago
thank you
marcin
1 month ago
after efects cc2014
marcin
1 month ago
does not work for me a message is displayed; after efects error invalid filter
    1 month ago
    It is likely a GPU issue. Try updating your graphics card driver. We are working on a troubleshooting guide!
jorge
1 month ago
Hi, My Parallel light don't work.... draft 3d (in off)... I can't see the shadow effect in neither object (in regular comp)
Asterisk
1 month ago
Thank you so much for thinking about the CS6 users and making this possible for CS6.
Mischel
1 month ago
vc orb has encountered an unrecoverable error

anyone else with this issue?
Kays
1 month ago
The wait is killing me! I know that this is coming out at 11:59pm LA time…but I almost wish Andrew would have just said it's coming out first thing in the morning on the 19th!
小宏
1 month ago
Why not use the element 3D plug-in to make it?
    Kays
    1 month ago
    I think there are things like atmospheric effects that E3D can't quite do.
1 month ago
Yay!! I can't wait!!!! lol
Thank you, Andrew and Videocopilot for the great work and generosity to the community you guys rock!!
1 month ago
People are losing their flipping minds!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
VJ Morph
1 month ago
Waiting sux, especially since I'm in Aust so the 18th was yesterday!
German Lopez
1 month ago
I don't care if they don't release the plugin today, I'm very grateful with all Video Copilot tutorials and excellents free plugins like "saber" and my time saver "Console FX", so, I know this will be great, I can wait another week o month. Stop saying things like "it's 09/19 and no plugin here"!
Allen Achterberg
1 month ago
I'm refreshing. I'll walk the dog and check back
1 month ago
I've never been so impatient in my life :)
steven
1 month ago
im like Dany, "REFRESH!" lol
Dany Lefebvre
1 month ago
I don't remember the last time I was hitting refresh so many times... :)
    Rakesh Phillips
    1 month ago
    Seriously soooo siked!!! :D
r3dmyst
1 month ago
He's exporting now, so it won't be too long before it's here :D
Tejas
1 month ago
Kramer back at it again with another lit plugin! Can't wait! I'm refreshing this page every 10 minutes!
Leon
1 month ago
Thank you for this. I can't wait to see it in action.
Olivier Crespo
1 month ago
I really don´t understand you, Andrew. Who the hell you think you are? You come here, with your free plugins, with your tutorials... You are fucking us!!! It is 1:15am here in Spain, I must wake up at 5am to go to work, and here I am refreshing videocopilot.net every 30 seconds... I need to sleeeeeeep!!!!

Andrew, you are my inspiration... Almost my God!!! I love you, man!!!

P.D. I love your "Hey!, What´s up!, Here is Andrew Kramer..."
Christopher
1 month ago
Release date says 9-18-2018... well, the 18th is almost over... :/
1 month ago
Okay, it's past midnight here in Germany. I guess, I'll make my big space opera tomorrow.

Love your work guys, you are the best. Good night!
TD
1 month ago
Whenever Andrew launches it is good enough for me...
Thankful of all the cool toys..er.. I mean tools you make for us Andrew!
1 month ago
Still waiting... Why is it taking so long?
John
1 month ago
BRUH?!
Roockaboo
1 month ago
Oh GOD, can't wait anymore ;)
Javier
1 month ago
On planet Earth is the day 9.18. Where is the plugin?
Nader Mozaffari
1 month ago
I can not wait
Amal Mp
1 month ago
It's 2:20AM in India.
Waiting for that magical stuff!!
Amal Mp
1 month ago
It's 2:17AM, in India!!!
Witing for the magical stuff!!!!
chad bennett
1 month ago
Hi everyone, to those clock watching and freaking out leaving crappy comment about "why isn't it here" or "woe is me, my free plugin isn't here" or "i'm disappointed in VCP" crap... don't, just don't please. Have a little gratitude. If it arrives today great, if it doesn't the world will keep spinning. It's only 1:10pm in California, so relax already.
imike2
1 month ago
Patience is a virtue
damian
1 month ago
Across the globe its 2 hours till midnight.
    Alexander
    1 month ago
    I guess will be able to enjoy that plug-in in 19.09.2018 :)
    Jonathan Lovelace
    1 month ago
    Wow that's so weird
    David
    1 month ago
    I cannot wait another second for this amazing plug-in (but I will)! Andrew, you are honestly the best, these plug-ins are amazing! Paid or not, I'm pretty sure we all appreciate it immensely. ????
John
1 month ago
Yo, Andrew. Just wanted to say thank you for giving us this and all the hard work. Can't wait to try it
felix
1 month ago
two weeks.lol
Dr.Pepper
1 month ago
Amazing. We still have people complaining about the Orb plug-in being released today. It comes when it comes out. Geez.
1 month ago
You guys shouldn't be complaining. They're about to relate a great plugin for free that will simplify our lives as creatives. If you've ever had to create a planetary system (or even just a planet with atmosphere) in AE or Photoshop, you know this will be a massive time-saver.

Deep breaths.
jodasf
1 month ago
Man I've been refreshing this page every 30 minutes!!! Cant wait!
nepkak
1 month ago
10:55 AM
Tuesday, Muharram 8, 1440 AH (PDT)
Time in Los Angeles, CA, USA
1 month ago
SO HYPEEEEDDDDD
John cock
1 month ago
not going to bed before i can enjoy Mr. Kramer's new plugin ;-)
Steffen
1 month ago
Today is the 19.09.2018
no Tutorial
no Download a pity
    Vance
    1 month ago
    Its stll 18.09.2018 for Andrew Kramer and the folks at Video Copilot. Patience.
    Bluecatz
    1 month ago
    As Video Copilot is based in Los Angeles, CA, it's still morning on the 18th. Have patience. It'll be available soon.
    Cudak
    1 month ago
    Bluecatz - do you really believe in it? :D I mean - seriously?
1 month ago
Patience everyone, looking over Andrew's history, the plugin is already better than the preview trailer AND he's been working all night on a tutorial.

AND probably working on "Greedo - A Star Wars Story".
    a guy
    1 month ago
    how do u know?
    1 month ago
    Because it's his M.O. to deliver great stuff...
    and you don't rush great stuff.
    As for "Greedo", the cat is out of the smuggler's bag.
    1 month ago
    Im with you LWA! It aint like dude dosent have a history of give out dopeness for free like its his civic duty or something. Let the man live, I'm sure he'll give you his blood and sweat here soon.
    Kevin Anderson
    4 weeks ago
    Greedo: A Star Wars Story! That could totally work. I'm seeing a film noir re: a 2 bit gangster who's always trying but never catches a break. A real late 40s crime drama. After years of trying, Greedo's finally makin' it. He's got some money coming in. He got his girl back and, baby, after this one job, we're getting off this dusty rock and we're gonna be big.
    Last shot is him walking into the cantina.
kambiz
1 month ago
thank you so much. we are waiting for it
andrew ;)
Claudiu
1 month ago
This will be the best day of my life..can't wait! Thank you Andrew!
grand pooba
1 month ago
and how many people are sitting on this site hitting refresh? raise your hands!!!
1 month ago
At what time is it releasing...Man, I'm too excited....!!
Ben Mckinny
1 month ago
*Patiently waiting*
1 month ago
LET'S DO THIS!! lol
Downloadbot7472924
1 month ago
Waiting.....
brt
1 month ago
Has Santa come yet?
nepkak
1 month ago
OK waiting
nepkak
1 month ago
VC AE Element 3D Cinema 4D world best
    1 month ago
    Hurry Andrew!
    They're so excited that they're typing in stutters!
Korre Kater
1 month ago
R20 and a new VC plugin! Xmas is early this year.
kipster
1 month ago
congratz on this idea/plugin the screenies look superb
love the details
felix
1 month ago
Two and a half Weeks.
prathamesh barde
1 month ago
when it will be Release ?it already 9/18 .... tooo much excited cant wait ..thanks AK sir and VC team
felix
1 month ago
Two Weeks.
1 month ago
Been working on 3D spaces scenes for the past few months. I am absolutely ecstatic for ORB, looks amazing, thank you very much Andrew and your team.
Keep up the good work
p.s. please put a donate link so we can actually pay you for you’re awesome work
Sajjad Ali
1 month ago
Where is Intercept.?? need Answer please
    Josh
    1 month ago
    Don't we all. . . . I have faith it will be soon. Gonna be awesome!
nicedevill
1 month ago
It's 9.18. Still waiting. Not that I'm impatient, no. It's just that I can't wait!!!
Emmanuel Clottey
1 month ago
Sweet. Can't wait to take this for a spin
    Nick
    1 month ago
    HA! "Spin"... because... orbs... I see what you did there. XD
Alexander
1 month ago
I cant wait, it looks soo cool! :)
mike
1 month ago
I don't know what I would use this for right now! But I will think of something!!!!! Yeah Baby.
G. K .G
1 month ago
This looks amazing. Question though. Would it be able to make planets like the ones you made for the end credit sequence of the first star trek film with J.J. Abrams. Thanks
1 month ago
I am looking forward to see what I can create with your new plug-in ORB!!!
Hi
Time gets slow when u wait for some things .
please hurry up .
Michael S. Ruscheinsky
1 month ago
This is looking really wonderful. I had no idea what was going to happen in my future, but now I know!
Probably many a new planet, glowing, shiny, and yet unimaginable orbs. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Really looking forward how to combine it with E3D setups. And wonderful how patiently you are dealing with all the ORB-obsessed people out here.
On a different note: It's Semptember 19th already. ... ;) Thank you for you great community work and amazing freebies!
Romain from France
1 month ago
Hello andrew, can we create universes (galaxies, stars ...) with the ORB plugin?
Thank you
Nate
1 month ago
press "x" for doubt ;)
1 month ago
Super! Thank you for all.
Lee
1 month ago
Oh WOW! I think today might be a very productive day (for me) not much for the actual work I need to do.
Looking forward to this thank you Andrew for building what looks like an amazing plugin.
Chad M
1 month ago
All week, I've been telling my wife about this plugin. She said I am driving her nuts and tonight she finally told me I'm sleeping with the dog. So, here I am. With the dog on the couch and one of us stinks.
1 month ago
cant we combine this whit element 3d
Suranga silva
1 month ago
your are genius my man andrw thanks lot we are waiting
ED
1 month ago
Awesome! I'm workin' on space related stuff right now... had been mulling over in the back of my head how I was going to put the backgrounds together. And here you are! Thanks, Andrew.
    Korre Kater
    1 month ago
    Aren't we all always working on space related stuff?
Sanidhya
1 month ago
As Ryan Connolly has said ,You are truly The GODFATHER OF AFTER EFFECTS.Hats Off To You.
Art
1 month ago
Looks like we're gonna be seeing a lot of Space animation on Youtube lol
Tim
1 month ago
Great things come to those who wait!!!! Super pumped about this plug-in.
    Jobz
    1 month ago
    "...but only those that are left behind by those who hustle"
1 month ago
YES YES YES YESSSSSS! I CANT WAIT!!!!
Joe
1 month ago
I am glad it's a plugin. I am still reeling over the complexity of the Decay and Titling tutorials from scratch! Just because you have the wizards crystal ball doesn't mean you will see all. You have to know the crystal ball by using it every single day!
Nader Mozaffari
1 month ago
Thank you for the products
Also for the element 3D
I'm impatiently waiting for the ORB

I hope to run fast on my computer
William
1 month ago
Thank you ANDREW KRAMER
Jeremias
1 month ago
Nice! Already got new wallpapers for lock and home screen! :P
Awesome creative tools incoming...
1 month ago
I spent last week grabbing high res NASA images and making some combo flares and light leaks in order to do what I bet this plugin will mostly do in minutes.

So fantastic. Perhaps this will let me flex my creativity a bit more without having all the masks and junk I set up to get these frames to look just right. Can't wait!

I'm assuming 9/18 Midnight Pacific, right? ;-)
Rodny Cocks
1 month ago
This looks fantastic Mr Kramer!! Soo happy you are back!!!
spencer tweed
1 month ago
Nevermind the sphere plug-in, show us how you did that end logo warp tunnel effect!
Joey bivo
1 month ago
🔥🔥🔥 can't Effin wait!
SPARTACUS
1 month ago
Take your time. This looks the biz :-)
1 month ago
Thank you so much for this great gift of SPACE!
1 month ago
impressive
1 month ago
Hey, at least the Futuristic pack will be on time! - Love u dude
Eric
1 month ago
Have been waiting a long time for something like this! I've been a student of Andrew and VC since 2007 and between all the free tutorials and plugins, I will dare say my career is far better for it! A million thank yous.
Blast Master Mike
1 month ago
Comment #3. Best ranking since I've been on this site back in the interlace tutorial days. Dream come true.
Gary
1 month ago
Brilliant! So looking forward to this one!
1 month ago
Thank you (again) in advance for this Andrew, I was about to say that you are God, but I'm an atheïst :)

Will this be compatible with E3D in any way?
    Matt
    1 month ago
    Andrew Kramer 7 days ago-
    It is a stand-alone plug-in but with Element you can add space ships and other space stuff!
1 month ago
Whenever it's ready will be fine.
Otherwise, we'll have to read all the "It's Tomorrow O'Clock, Where's Andrew???" posts.

:)
    Kuntreeboi
    1 month ago
    Wooooo,this is a game changer....????????????????????