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Makin’ Earth - storms, labels and auroras

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Here are three separate tutorials for adding extras to a 3D Earth using Video Copilot’s Orb. There’s no point in a tutorial in recreating Earth, as Andrew Kramer has already made an excellent tutorial covering that (which is also included below), so instead, I’ve focused on adding some extras:

Adding a hurricane:

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s08ipraj1jt31xl/Earth%20%20-%20Storm.zip?dl=1

Adding 3D labels based on geographic coordinates:

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/65grll005utomwd/Earth%20-%20Labels.zip?dl=1

Adding an Aurora using CC Particle World:

Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kiuux7idtt0oew/Earth%20-%20Aurora.zip?dl=1
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Expressions:
L=thisComp.layer("Position NULL");
L.toWorld(L.anchorPoint);

CC Particle World Producers:
x=thisComp.layer("Particles NULL").transform.position[0]-thisComp.width/2;
x/thisComp.width;

y=thisComp.layer("Particles NULL").transform.position[1]-thisComp.height/2;
y/thisComp.width;

z=thisComp.layer("Particles NULL").transform.position[2];
z/thisComp.width;


Here are some additional helpful links:

Andrew Kramer's Ultra 3D Earth tutorial


Video Copilot's Orb plugin: https://www.videocopilot.net/orb/


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Posted by: Graham Quince on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:34:44 pm Video copilot, Orb, Earth



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