You know the drill at this point. Watch and Enjoy!
The first one is a planetary zoom out. Pretty standard and i didnt deviate too much with that tutorial.
The second is creating a 3D planet in After Effects. I altered it the project to add a sunny flare from behind. I also added a transition so you see city lights come on as it transitions to the night side of the earth. Im mostly happy with it, though on second watch, a little flicker in the flare and maybe a hint of movement would have been good to add. "Give it more life", as they say.
Maybe i will do that and re-upload it in a few posts.
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