Here is another project in After Effects. We had to bring in a layout of the earth and clouds, wrap it around a sphere effect, have the earth spin and the clouds rotate at a different speed to make it look more real. The lettering was done in Adobe Illustrator and using a series of masks, was able to have it rotate around the earth and disappear in back of it. The lens flare created a simulation of the sun. Oh, can't forget about the fog layer at the bottom or the stars created in the background. All in all, very interesting techniques.