Video Copilot announced “Orb”, a planet-generating plug-in for After Effects. Their little side project turned into a much bigger one and this After Effects plugin will help your projects to the next level.
This plug-in has some amazing features that are going to help you generate your own planets. Here’s what we know about it so far:
- Physically Based Shader — This means that the light will react as it would with actual physics. The light, shade, and shadow are based on reflections, rather than ray-tracing
- Atmosphere Design — You can manipulate the atmosphere and add clouds, storms, etc.
- Advanced Bump Maps — Gives you the ability to add texture to your sphere
- GPU Accelerated — The plug-in uses the Graphics Processing Unit to render its effects, which can be very useful if you have a powerful graphics card
- 100% FREE!
3D Earth Tutorial Using ORB
Orb is compatible with After Effects CS6+ running on Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.8.5+.