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  • How do you make the 2011 BBC North West Tonight 3D Glossy Globe

  • Dylan Loughran

    February 27, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Hey Everyone hope you’re doing well wherever you are in the world. Does anybody how to make this Endboard for the 2011 BBC North West Tonight Globe and rings?. it’s a 3D Glossy Globe and I always wanted to make myself. if i need more than one software that’s not a issue.

    if you don’t know that’s okay it does look quite difficult. I just really wanted to ask this

    Thank you so so so much

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    February 27, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Dylan,

    What a great idea, but question is how they did it – might be worth emailing BBC News graphics and ask them directly.

    However, Ravensbourne University has got an archive of all BBC idents (or most of them).

    The one you are looking for, is here:
    (You can download the video)

    “Concept and creative process

    Title graphics from the flagship morning programme from BBC News which presents a daily mix of news and studio interviews. Breakfast production relaunched from Salford in 2012. The titles were an evolution of the previous set of titles which incorporated some of the key branding elements from BBC news (the globe, radio waves and cats cradle). This was combined with a light bright colour palette and light rays evocative of the rising sun.

    Production: After Effects, Cinema 4D.”

    Without the above info I would have suggested:
    Knock up graphics plates in PhotoShop.
    Map/wrap them onto a sphere in After Effects.
    Rotate at a suitable speed.
    Extrude and do other fun stuff to give it depth.

    Looking forward to seeing what you can create!
    (Don’t forget to give credit to BBC where due, and do not use their logo)

    Have fun.


  • Dylan Loughran

    February 27, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you. Mads

  • Michael Szalapski

    February 28, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    Remember, you have the Lite version of Cinema 4D included with your After Effects subscription. You could get pretty close to this with just the Lite features, I think.

  • Dylan Loughran

    March 3, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Thank You Michael

    So the plan is to recreate the title form up for now… then i might make a full title sequence. The idea is to see what the 3D glossy globe would like with another region like BBC Look East or BBC South East Today etc.

    I haven’t got connect layers installing them is a pain in the bum. but i should be able to do the rest.

    2D or 3D. i look forward what to see what it looks like

  • Dylan Loughran

    March 10, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    ok i’m super duper stuck can somebody make a tutorial please?

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