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# CC Sphere

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 Re: CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby Nikolya Gousteau on May 27, 2012 at 8:47:44 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumThat's OK, at least now I understand better how CC Sphere works. I've also experimented with camera, and came to conclusion that CC Sphere doesn't treat the perspective the same way as After Effects. I tried 15 mm camera and 200 mm camera, and CC
 File: An experiment with CC Sphere and cameraby Nikolya Gousteau on May 27, 2012 at 8:44:02 am in the COW - Files Forum
 Re: CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby John Cuevas on May 27, 2012 at 2:16:05 am in the Adobe After Effects Forumtemp = thisComp.layer("CC Sphere Layer").effect("CC Sphere")("Offset"); [temp[0], temp[1], temp[1]] The problem was in pick-whipping the null position to the offset. It escaped me that the z position is being fed the y-position value from the CC
 Re: CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby Nikolya Gousteau on May 26, 2012 at 4:10:20 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumIt appears that I've just solved the problem 2) In the expression for Null position I wrote temp = thisComp.layer("CC Sphere Layer").effect("CC Sphere")("Offset"); [temp[0], temp[1], 0] instead of temp = thisComp.layer("CC Sphere Layer").effec
 Re: Pin 3D layer to a specific point on CC Sphereby Nikolya Gousteau on May 26, 2012 at 4:08:19 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumIt appears that I've just solved the problem 2) In the expression for Null position I wrote temp = thisComp.layer("CC Sphere Layer").effect("CC Sphere")("Offset"); [temp[0], temp[1], 0] instead of temp = thisComp.layer("CC Sphere Layer").effec
 Re: CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby Nikolya Gousteau on May 26, 2012 at 3:56:21 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumHi John! Thank you a lot for suggesting this solution. However, several things remain unclear for me: 1) When we pick-whip the Null position to CC Sphere offset, we want the Null to be "pinned" to the center of the Sphere, right? However when I
 File: CC sphere example: a modificationby Nikolya Gousteau on May 26, 2012 at 3:51:19 pm in the COW - Files Forum
 Re: Pin 3D layer to a specific point on CC Sphereby Stef Prein on May 25, 2012 at 2:58:50 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumSolution! http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1019053#1019053 Good luck with your project!
 Re: CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby Stef Prein on May 25, 2012 at 2:58:14 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumHi John, Thanks! That's exactly what I'm looking for! And yes, I should have thought of this... I'm glad you did! Cheers,
 Re: CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby John Cuevas on May 25, 2012 at 11:59:55 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumCreate your CC sphere layer and set up the layer but leave it in the center of the comp. Add a null object to your comp and turn on it's 3d switch. Open the rotation properties of the Null, enable an expression for XYZ rotation and pick-whip it
 File: CC sphere exampleby John Cuevas on May 25, 2012 at 11:58:20 am in the COW - Files Forum
 CC Sphere: pin 3D-layer to specific point on a sphereby Stef Prein on May 25, 2012 at 9:36:53 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumHi! Is it possible to pin a 3D-layer to CC Sphere, so the layer moves and rotates with it? Couldn't find a solution yet. And I know this questions has been posted a week earlier, but no one gave an answer. Thanks in advance!
 Re: Pin 3D layer to a specific point on CC Sphereby Stef Prein on May 25, 2012 at 9:33:49 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumI'm gonna post this question as well. Maybe someone picks it up this time :)
 Re: Pin 3D layer to a specific point on CC Sphereby Nikolya Gousteau on May 24, 2012 at 7:40:50 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumUnfortunately not yet:) Initially I thought that the perspective used by CC Sphere differs from the perspective used by AE... I tried to change the settings of camera, but it didn't help. It is interesting that the rotation of the point on sph
 Re: Pin 3D layer to a specific point on CC Sphereby Stef Prein on May 24, 2012 at 1:36:21 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI have exactly the same question... Did it already work out?
 Re: Remove Shadow and Light from CC Sphere, or create non-lit 3D sphere?by John Cuevas on May 23, 2012 at 2:20:41 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumIf you open the shading slider and turn the ambient to 100 and the diffuse to 0, you will remove most of the shading and be pretty close to the default colors of you original map.
 Remove Shadow and Light from CC Sphere, or create non-lit 3D sphere?by Morgan 'Jill' B on May 23, 2012 at 7:17:13 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumHello, I am looking to make a 3D map, so was going to use it on a sphere, like a globe. However the shadow that CC Sphere adds to it is pretty severe and I didn't want a shadow at all. How best to apply a flat map to a 3D object, to enable quick
 Pin 3D layer to a specific point on CC Sphereby Nikolya Gousteau on May 19, 2012 at 7:03:56 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumHi all, I am trying to bind a 3D layer to a specific point on a sphere which is generated by CC Sphere. The layer should rotate together with the sphere as if it was pinned to it. To do this, I create auxiliary layer which is "frozen" into sphe
 Re: Particles throughout areaby Kevin Camp on May 18, 2012 at 4:56:51 pm in the Adobe After Effects Forumunfortunately, there are two kinds of 3d space in ae... ae's 3d space and a plugins 3d space, and they don't really intersect. the short of it is that a layer with a 3d plugin (like a 3d particle system) will follow layer order rather than 3d spac
 Controlling 3D orientation of CC Sphere with Motion Tracked Video databy will owen on May 16, 2012 at 5:06:11 am in the Adobe After Effects Techniques ForumHi there! :D I'm working on a problem and have exhausted my own abilities as well as my capacity to search for an answer online, so I thought I'd best ask the pros on this site. I've filmed my hand holding a ball with a few tracking dots on
 Re: Effect used in videoby John Cuevas on May 10, 2012 at 8:27:56 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumMake a large composition 2x width to height(2000 x 1000) and name it Pictures. Arrange the pictures into the composition. Create your final comp and drag Pictures into it and apply Perspective -> CC Sphere
 Re: how to make particular's emitter fit the shape of a roto?by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:40:44 pm in the Adobe After Effects Forumyou could also use CC Sphere to explode/implode the roto-ed shape into particles and mix with Particular. For using Form, look for a tutorial that uses the plugin to replicate the look from a Radiohead music video.
 Re: CC Sphere problem as particle shapeby Pedro Amaral on Apr 13, 2012 at 6:10:48 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumThank you for your quick replies! Well yeah I totally forgot do Pre-comp it! Worked like charm! Thank you so much for your help guys!
 Re: CC Sphere problem as particle shapeby Jeff Hinkle on Apr 13, 2012 at 5:43:37 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumIs your "drop" layer in the same comp as your particle emitter? If so, you'll need to either precomp your "drop" layer or render it out and import the resulting file to use as your particle. After Effects won't see the effects you have applied to tha
 Re: CC Sphere problem as particle shapeby Erik Waluska on Apr 13, 2012 at 5:39:10 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumIt sounds like you just need to pre-comp the drop layer and select "move all attributes" and use the pre-comp for the particle texture instead of the layer with the effects applied.
 CC Sphere problem as particle shapeby Pedro Amaral on Apr 13, 2012 at 5:09:01 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumHi there, I'm trying to simulate a liquid sphere explosion into a few drops. So my idea was to create the drop in a layer, and then for the shatter/explosion, by using Particle Playground, CC Particle World, Trapcode Particular or even Trapcode F
 Re: CC Sphere Effect - Application of the Rotation value without the object becoming a sphere shape.by Frederick Guthrie on Apr 11, 2012 at 8:04:39 pm in the Adobe After Effects Techniques ForumDave, I downloaded 3d Bender last night. This program looks complex. Any suggestions for a beginner?
 Re: CC Sphere Effect - Application of the Rotation value without the object becoming a sphere shape.by Dave LaRonde on Apr 10, 2012 at 5:58:12 pm in the Adobe After Effects Techniques ForumYou might want to check out my reply to your query on Adobe's AE forum.
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Benjamin Ausmith on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:54:37 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI would think that having the spaceship auto-orient towards the camera could probably produce an effect that is desirable without the headache of learning Blender. It'd still be a flat plane, but if it's not rotating about the Y axis, it'll be a flat
 Re: CC Sphere Effect - Application of the Rotation value without the object becoming a sphere shape.by Frederick Guthrie on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:14:48 am in the Adobe After Effects Techniques ForumDave, Once the rotation was applied to the craft, in this way, how would I turn off the sphere layer's visibility? If I understand correctly, you're saying, its possible for the cc sphere effect to be applied, but its sphere property to be set as
 Re: CC Sphere Effect - Application of the Rotation value without the object becoming a sphere shape.by Dave LaRonde on Apr 9, 2012 at 3:28:12 pm in the Adobe After Effects Techniques ForumCC Sphere will ALWAYS create a sphere shape. Moreover, CC Sphere does NOT make a true 3D layer when it is applied. To do what you want to accomplish, you could apply it to a solid, animate the rotation, and use expressions to link the rotation of
 CC Sphere Effect - Application of the Rotation value without the object becoming a sphere shape.by Frederick Guthrie on Apr 9, 2012 at 2:48:04 am in the Adobe After Effects Techniques ForumIn relation to the cc sphere effect, I am seeking a way to apply "only" this effect's rotation value to a 2D object, that I do not wish to view as a sphere. Is there any way to parent the rotation value to a 2D object? Is there any other solution?
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Isaac Borjas on Apr 9, 2012 at 1:43:51 am in the Adobe After Effects Forumi'm not sure what form the Spaceship have but you can Recreate one using the Shatter Effect and give the Spaceship a more 3D look (just need to tweak a little bit the setting to not make it shatter will keyframes are in place and inside the Shatter e
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Frederick Guthrie on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:27:04 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI'll try that. Thanks alot, Erik. I really appreciate the input.
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Erik Waluska on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:10:52 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI think I finally understand what you want but there is nothing that will take a flat 2D image like that and make it into a 3D object with depth in AE -- or at least nothing I'm aware of. Photoshop extended might sort of work but you have to have a 3
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Frederick Guthrie on Apr 8, 2012 at 7:40:31 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI'm just seeking for the craft to rotate, in the same way as the planet rotates, when a rotation value is added via key frames, via the cc sphere effect. It seems, the cc sphere effect has a 'special' rotation that can only be accomplished when conve
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Erik Waluska on Apr 8, 2012 at 7:03:18 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumSo are you trying to have the spaceship rotate around the planet like it's in orbit or is it just rotating in place near the planet? I'm assuming the ship is just a flat image, right? If so, it could only rotate on the Z axis without giving away the
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Frederick Guthrie on Apr 8, 2012 at 6:25:35 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumHonestly, I wasn't certain. Here is a brief synopsis of what I'm wanting to accomplish. My layers: 1. A Planet and 2. An Alien space craft. I constructed the planet from nothing but a background solid layer, with the applied cc sphere effect, which i
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Erik Waluska on Apr 8, 2012 at 3:40:03 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumYes, correct. Read my previous post more carefully and do some research about expressions. When you alt-click a property stopwatch icon it opens an expression field and a pickwhip icon appears. I don't know what you mean by "I didn't see any pickwhip
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Frederick Guthrie on Apr 8, 2012 at 4:42:28 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumJust got the post. I'll try not say this too complicated, but are you saying once I create this rotation expression, a Pickwick will then appear and then to parent with the other layer? I opened the file but didn't see any pickwicked layers?
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Erik Waluska on Apr 8, 2012 at 12:22:37 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumSorry, I should have explained that better. When I said "pickwhip" I meant by alt+clicking the property to add an expression and then dragging that pickwhip directly to the same property on the other layer. I think you might have tried dragging the p
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Frederick Guthrie on Apr 7, 2012 at 10:06:07 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI just tried. I attempted to pickwhip from the layer I'm wanting the effect to possess the rotation property, to the layer that has the property, but the pickwhip wouldn't permit the parent-child relationship. I wonder if there is a specific effe
 Re: After Effects and cc sphereby Erik Waluska on Apr 7, 2012 at 9:36:22 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumJust pickwhip the rotation of the 3D layer's x,y,z values to the corresponding values on the sphere effect's rotation properties.
 After Effects and cc sphereby Frederick Guthrie on Apr 7, 2012 at 4:21:32 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumIn relation to the cc sphere effect, I am seeking a way to apply this effect's rotation value to a 3D object, that I do not wish to view as a sphere. Is there any way to parent the rotation value to a 3D object? Is there any other solution?
 Re: Animate cc sphere effect?by Steven J Casey on Apr 5, 2012 at 9:46:25 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumWasn't aware of that one. I'll check it out. Thx!
 Re: Animate cc sphere effect?by Dave LaRonde on Apr 5, 2012 at 9:30:02 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumNope, you're right: you can't go from flat map to globe using CC Sphere. You'd need a different, third-party plugin. Boris Sphere comes to mind, but I'm sure there are others.
 Animate cc sphere effect?by Steven J Casey on Apr 5, 2012 at 7:57:06 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI'd like to take a flat map and animate it into a globe using cc sphere. It appears it's not possible, can't see how to keyframe it, but am I missing something? Maybe a different effect that would do this? thx
 Trying to make some even ultimater CCSphere expressionsby Matthew Woods on Mar 22, 2012 at 6:45:16 pm in the Adobe After Effects Expressions ForumHi cows, I am working with some ultimate CCSphere expressions found here: http://www.motion-graphics-exchange.com/after-effects/Ultimate-CC-Sphere-Light-Comp-Camera-linker/4b539a347c787 These expressions are great, but I would also like to s
 Re: How to get rid of the shading on cc sphereby Roland R. Kahlenberg on Feb 23, 2012 at 3:14:03 am in the Adobe After Effects ForumWithin the Shading section, set Diffuse to 0 and crank up Ambient to about 110. Cheers RoRK
 How to get rid of the shading on cc sphereby kate koyama on Feb 22, 2012 at 11:06:42 pm in the Adobe After Effects ForumI'm trying to do this word map in a globe, but It'd like to keep the colors flat so no shading. I know it can be done and I've done it before, but I cannot remember at all! Any help?
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