BLOGS: My COW Blog Adobe Blog Editing Technology After Effects Final Cut Entertainment

Makin’ Planets - VideoCopilot Orb tutorials

COW Blogs : Graham Quince's Blog : Makin’ Planets - VideoCopilot Orb tutorials
I’ve launched a new tutorial series, Makin’ Planets, for After Effects. Each week I’m looking at different techniques to recreate one of our solar system’s planets using Video Copilot Orb.

Each tutorial launches with a Teaser / Preview on Mondays, with the actual tutorial going live on Fridays at 5pm. I figure most people will not get a chance to work through tutorials until the weekends, so this way they might get a chance to plan in some time.

It’s my voice you’ll see in the videos, but I’m using a cartoon character – I’ve done this mainly for time – I think tutorials are better with a face, but that would have meant setting up cameras, lights etc…

I’ve scripted each tutorial, then recorded my voice, then the screen and finally edited everything together in After Effects.

All the tutorials come with project files – I know sometimes you just need the answers quick. I’ve tried to keep them to be as short as possible, with a few jokes (bad ones), but not lots of waffle.

This tutorial uses Video Copilot's free Orb plugin, which can be downloaded here:

Makin' Mercury using CC Sphere:

Project file here:

Normal Map Online:

Posted by: Graham Quince on Jul 1, 2019 at 8:15:48 pm Tutorial

Here you'll find a bunch of tutorials for using After Effects (mainly). I have a YouTube channel, called ShiveringCactus (long story - not funny anymore) where I post the videos.


May 2020 (2)
April 2020 (1)
March 2020 (2)
February 2020 (1)
January 2020 (2)
December 2019 (1)
November 2019 (3)
October 2019 (1)
August 2019 (4)
July 2019 (5)
May 2018 (1)


after effects (10)
expressions (10)
Video copilot (7)
Orb (6)
space (5)
cc particle world (4)
planet (3)
particles (2)
rings (2)
stars (2)
rolling (2)
show more
© 2020 All Rights Reserved