Adobe After Effects CC 2023: How To Use CC Sphere Effect (Spinning Globe)

This tutorial will show you how to use the CC Sphere Effect  in Adobe After Effects CC 2023 to create a spinning globe or graphic such as a Logo Pattern.

Expression Used:
time*25 (rotate to the right)
time*-25 (rotate to the left)

00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:11  Example Compositions
00:33  Composition Overview (Envato Elements)
00:51  Effects & Presets: CC Sphere
01:22  Effect Controls: CC Sphere Properties
01:47  Shading Adjustments
01:58  How To Animate Rotation Y
02:24  Time Expression: Reverse Direction
02:33  Copy CC Sphere Effect
02:46  How To Add A Background to Transparent Spheres
03:04  Precompose Layers
03:28  Fix: Spacing Issues

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

  1. How To Add CC Sphere in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

    1. Create a New Composition
    2. Add Elements such as background and Map image
    3. Select Map Image
    4. Go to ‘Effects & Presets’ Panel (Window…Effects & Presets)
    5. Search for ’Sphere’
    6. Drag ‘CC Sphere’ on Map or Graphic Layer
    7. Go to ‘Effect Controls’ to customize

    How To Remove Shading of CC Sphere:

    1. In ‘Effect Controls’ go to Shading Section
    2. Change ‘Ambient’ property to 100
    3. Change all other Shading Properties to 0 or lowest setting

    How To Animate CC Sphere in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

    1. Go to ‘Effect Controls’
    2. Hold Option (Mac) or Alt (WindowsO
    3. Click on stopwatch next to Rotation Y
    4. Go to Timeline
    5. Enter time*25 or time*-25 (experiment with values)
    6. Tap Spacebar to Preview

    How To Add A Background to Transparent Graphics:

    1. Add Transparent Logo Pattern or other graphic
    2. Add Texture of Solid Layer for Color
    3. Drag Solid or Texture below transparent graphic
    4. Select Transparent Graphic + Background element
    5. Right-click
    6. Select ‘Precompose’
    7. Move All Attributes
    8. Click OK
    9. Go to Effects & Presets
    10. Search for CC Sphere
    11. Drag CC Sphere on Pre-comp
    12. Customize in Effect Controls
    13. Animate Rotation
    14. Done!