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Joel Evans
CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 26, 2015 at 8:51:20 pm

Have a .png image. Apply cc Sphere effect.

Looks pretty good until...

Try to rotate on the Y axis get to about 115-120 degrees and
the back side of the image is cupped.

What did I miss?

Thanks in advance.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 26, 2015 at 9:41:53 pm

The footage must be twice as long as it is tall. Square pixels. So things like 1440x720, 2000x1000, 1080x540... you get the idea.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Joel Evans
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 26, 2015 at 10:55:26 pm

Thank you for the response!


Thank you for taking the time to post.





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Joel Evans
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 27, 2015 at 5:19:57 am

Ok started my little project over.

Set up the Comp
1000x500 Square Pixels.

Original .png image....pulled into photo shop and extracted from background
Saved as .png.

After reading your response took the image into Illustrator set up project as pixels....

Took the AI file imported to AE..........Same results.....
Your thoughts.?


Thank you for taking the time to post.





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Kalle Kannisto
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 27, 2015 at 10:44:11 am

My guess is that you are seeing the seam of the two edges of your image wrapped around the sphere.


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Joel Evans
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 27, 2015 at 8:11:22 pm

It is more of a large gap rather than seam.


Thank you for taking the time to post.





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Kalle Kannisto
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 28, 2015 at 7:13:53 am

Sounds like you have extra (transparent) pixels in the layer beyond the visible image area. If so, trim the extra transparency in Photoshop before importing to AE. Or, if you have precomped the layer in AE, make sure the image fills the precomp with no extra empty space at the edges.


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Joel Evans
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 28, 2015 at 9:05:39 pm

Thanks for the response.

Took the original image into photo shop.
Duplicated image....Rasterized it.

Pulled image out of the pic....placed on a transparent background.
Import to AE......not good.

Watched a Andrew Kramer Tutorial....
He had an earth map......flat layer..
His was jpeg...

I took my image and tried to convert to jpeg....
Also took my image into photoshop and stretch it like Kramers earth image....

Still no luck...


Thank you for taking the time to post.





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Kalle Kannisto
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:30:24 pm

Can you upload three screen shots of the problem comp: One that shows the image before cc sphere applied, one that shows it after adding cc sphere effect and third rotated to where the problem shows up? Effect settings visible.


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Joel Evans
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 31, 2015 at 10:47:45 pm








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Kalle Kannisto
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Jan 2, 2016 at 9:25:50 am

Well, that certainly clarifies the problem.

CC sphere takes a equirectangular image map and turns it into a sphere. Your image is already circular and covers only a small part of the rectangular area of the image.

You need an image like this:

moon texture map

(Google for "moon texture map").


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Joel Evans
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Jan 2, 2016 at 10:48:27 pm

Thank you for your time and patience.

In another forum some one mentioned equirectangular image.
Quite frankly had never heard the term.

Was able to find one image will work on my comp tomorrow.

Thanks again


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Dave LaRonde
Re: CC Sphere cs6
on Dec 28, 2015 at 4:30:43 pm

The comp itself can be in any dimensions you need. The FOOTAGE used with CC Sphere must be in a 2:1 horizontal:vertical dimension.

And of course, the pixels on the right and left sides must match up to be seamless.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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