Here’s the last in my solar system tutorial series. This video uses After Effects CC and Cinema4D Lite to create both Pluto and its moon Charon, then use a Loft object and circular splines to create a shared atmosphere linking the two bodies.
In this tutorial, I'm tackling a different way to create a Gas Giant. Instead of creating a texture map and applying it to sphere, I'm going to use Cinema4D Lite to create a visible light that looks almost solid.
I will be using Video Copilot's free Orb plugin as well to create the edge atmosphere and the planet's shadow.