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Filip Vandueren
my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 4:48:48 pm

Hey all,

I figured, why not have a go at this 8-)
it's an earth with clouds, and withlights that go on when it's night-time

here's a kinda complete earth model in After Effects.
It doesn't render very fast, but I think it's worth it:


Project file:
http://www.vandueren.be/forumstuff/earth/earth.zip

The textures are pretty low-res, but you can find better quality textures quite easily at Nasa.

For Whom it may concern, the recipe, bottom to top:


  • some stars
  • the night-texture with CC-Sphere,
    • Ambient Shading 100%, Diffuse shading 0%

  • the daytime-texture with CC Sphere,
    • Ambient Shading 100%, Diffuse shading 0%

    luma matte enabled
  • as luma matte; a white solid with CC sphere,
    • light cranked up to 500% so it has more contrast
    • Ambient 0%; Diffuse shading: 100%

  • the clouds are greyscale
    • Shift Channels effect, "take Alpha from 'red'" to make them transparant,
    • Tint effect to give it a slight blueish hue.
    • CC Sphere,
      • Ambient Shading 10%, Diffuse shading 90%

    • a 2d dropshadow to give it some relief
    • Some curves to enhance the alpha, brightness, and make it a little more blueish

  • An adjustment layer to make the whole thing glow a bit. set to "Add"
    • Channel Combiner Max RGB -> Lightness
    • Brighntess Contrast: contrast +50
    • Hue/Saturation: Saturation-50
    • Fast Blur at 100 px

    Then all the CC Spheres are linked together with parenting & their effects-parameters with expressions so only one sphere needs to be altered.
    The layer is also rotated 23.5


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lasvideo
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 6:20:55 pm

Nice work Filip!! I especially liked the Day-Night touch.


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Kathlyn Lindeboom
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 6:40:20 pm

Very nice, Filip. Mind if I grab it for the Library?

Kathlyn Lindeboom
The Mistress of Mmmooooo!


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Filip Vandueren
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 10:22:39 pm

Hi Kathlyn,
I'd be honoured, but let me flesh it out some more, maybe add the moon ;-)
definately some more screenshits.
I'll email the files over, probably after the weekend.


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Kathlyn Lindeboom
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 10:59:22 pm

That would be great.

Thanks.

Kathlyn Lindeboom
The Mistress of Mmmooooo!


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lasvideo
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 10:59:25 pm

"definately some more screenshits"
I hate it when that happens (a little cross-language humour)


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Filip Vandueren
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 31, 2005 at 11:44:42 pm

Woops,

now I have to wash my keyboard with soap ;-)


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Amithraj Arehalli
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 12, 2010 at 11:03:22 pm

THe link u provided is not working

thanks in advance


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Filip Vandueren
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
on May 13, 2010 at 1:42:20 am
Last Edited By Filip Vandueren on May 20, 2019 at 12:02:59 pm

Dude,

that link is five years old...
That's a century in internet years ;-)

and yet: it's still there though my provider accidentally changed one letter in the url to uppercase:

http://users.telenet.be/Vandueren/forumstuff/earth/


UPDATE 2019:
a link to nearly all of my old dead links :
13354_vanduerenforumstuff.zip


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