Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a flat-look globe animation, part of After Effects Breakdowns: Social Tech Infographics.
- [Voiceover] I'm guessing that at some point,…you'll need to create a spinning globe…like the one that you are seeing over here.…If this is the case, let me show you how easy it is.…There is a special effect just for that inside After Effects…and it's called CC Sphere.…This effect can work any texture around the sphere…and it will also let you define a look and feel for it,…so we can make a shaded sphere or a flat one…like we are seeing in this example.…Although it is a very straightforward effect,…there are few gotchas that you need to be aware of.…
Here, let me show you what I mean.…First step is that you'll need a world map texture.…Now the Internet is filled with those maps,…so you can search and download a high-res copy…from the NASA website, or even a vector map,…which you can change inside Illustrator.…So, in order to show you what I mean,…I'm just going to double click on this World Spinning Comp…and here we are seeing that we have this spinning Earth.…Now, I'm just going to go to the Effect Controls,…
Eran shows how to decode a client brief, perform storyboarding in Illustrator, and then transition the design to After Effects for animation. Along the way, he weaves in tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will amaze both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists.
- Analyzing a client brief
- Designing a storyboard with Illustrator
- Automating animations with Animation Composer
- Creating custom particles with Particular
- Crashing simulations using Newton