CC Sphere Effect allows for the creation of an interactive 3D globe, giving viewers a unique perspective on how locations are viewed in relation to one another.
After Effects has a few options for creating 3D elements, you no longer need any third-party tools. Thanks to Cinema 4D Lite there are also “pseudo” 3d effects that can be helpful in some instances too! One such effect is called CC Sphere which creates an accurate globe of earth when used with After Effects or other video editing software like Premiere Pro CS5+.
Simpu shows how to create a 3D Globe in After Effects that starts with illustrator vector artwork. If you’re just starting out, this is an excellent way to get your feet wet and learn about the primary motion graphics workflow!