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  • Please Help Me make a BBC News globe

    Posted by Dylan Loughran on May 7, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Good morning everyone from Belfast.

    I’m really struggling with making the rings to make BBC News Titles, there’s a tutorial on how to make it on YouTube but I really really need help it’s been making me sad

    There’s not enough help on YouTube and people on another forum were talking complicated bullcrap

    I can’t afford Connect Layers, and I’ve had issues installing them. is there a 3rd opinion

    And I need help moving place names, because the last advice was too complicated

    I’ll appreciate your help


    Dylan Loughran replied 1 year ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
  • 7 Replies
  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    May 8, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Hey Dylan,

    Sorry, not sure as to why you need to recreate the spinning BBC Logo?
    Neither do we know where you are stuck, unless you share the actual progress in your project.

    More to the point, you have started several threads on the subject, and it may be better if you kept all your posts in one thread. Then, those who have ticked for replies, will be able to help you move forward.

    This is the original thread:

    Do keep in mind that BBC has got some of the best people in the business making their idents, and some deep pockets too when it comes to launching new look for News.
    To catch up with them, you need to be an expert user in the base tools like After Effects – I’m sure that others might disagree, but with knowing your tool-set, you also get more out of it when using it.

    There are no apparent short-cuts, except for sweat, blood and persistence.


    But no one here can help you in detail, unless we can see where you are actually stuck.


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

  • Dylan Loughran

    May 8, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Everything. • moving place names, • making the rings. • installing the connect layers

    The advice I been given is too too complicated and I don’t want tutorial recommendations

  • Graham Quince

    May 14, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Let’s start simple.

    • Create a 2:1 comp.
    • Add a comp-sized solid, but then use masks to create bands in this solid.
    • Create a new comp (main comp) and add in your first comp.
    • Now apply CC Sphere
    • Set the Render setting in the effect to Outside
    • Create a second 2:1 comp, add a solid to this
    • Add this comp to the main comp and add CC Sphere, but this time, reduce the radius

    There’s an awful lot more work to do, with a lot of detail needed, but that should get you started.

  • Graham Quince

    May 14, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Forum wouldn’t let me add a file and an image in the same post:

  • Dylan Loughran

    May 17, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    I’ve got the rings mastered, but I’m struggling to move place names about, I tried rotating the null in 3D Layer but it didn’t work

  • Dylan Loughran

    May 24, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Graham I made all by myself without the AEP. your instructions were very clear. I’m gonna add more detail to it. Do you know how to move place names?. I tried to do it in 3D layer and rotate the hull but they’re not moving

  • Dylan Loughran

    June 5, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    how do you move placenames?

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