"Final Render"
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Example.11: Basic 3D Sphere
(AE5.5 PRO & Knoll LightFactory)

AE-TIPS 11 : Adobe After Effects CS5 (
Resolution: 640x480
Third-Party AE Plugins:

- Knoll Light Factory
Third-Party Footages:
- No Use

Creating the still picture Material

Create The Material for rotation using Photoshop etc.
(Create by 640x640 Pixel)
Apply "Polar Coordinates filter" to the straight line.

Import to AfterEffects,
Put into a New Composition and Apply Rotation.
Prepare Four parts from which a rotational kind is different.

View Large Picture

"Basic 3D"
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Basic 3D

Put The Material of STEP1 into a New Composition.
Apply Effect > Perspective > Basic 3D.
Adjust parameter to look like a sphere.

* When you are using AfterEffects 5.0J or later,
You may use "3D Layer Function."

View Effect Controls Window
"Basic 3D"

Glow Effect

Put The Material of STEP2 into a New Composition.
Apply Effect > Stylize > Glow.

View Effect Controls Window

Creation of the Lens Flare

Apply The Lens Flare.
Although apply "Knoll Light Factory".
You may apply the standard Lens Flare.

View Effect Controls Window
"Light Factory" etc.

"Final Render"
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It will complete if you composite the Material of STEP 3-4.
Adjust "Rotational" and "Speed" etc.
Apply a trial-and-error.

More information about "Knoll Light Factory"