Unfortunately I haven’t been able to work on this project as much as I hoped, after loads of difficulties with the actual project file refusing to open without crashing, I restarted from the beginning!
Thanks to these tutorials on youtube that have brought me this far;
by Tohm Judson (fantastic help)
I’m pretty happy with the outcome! but I do want to add more effects with the final animation in after effects but the basic’s are ready! I’ve started to look into more detail things like the astroid belt below is the tutorial I think I’m going to follow as it’s the most realistic I’ve found, I’ll animate it separate.
As well, looking at the animation itself I think this layout below was done with a similar idea as ours;
Now that the planets are in place and the feel of the project is coming together I’ve asked the help of friends to join me on this project, we’re starting to look into the big bang and more of the subtle effects below are some great links I’ve found that I think will push us on through to hopefully nearly towards the end of the tunnel with this project.
I think that most of the work now is creating the big bang, showing the galaxy the zooming into our solar system! The after the animation is complete, add in more effects with after effects and also titles and information which is the basis of this project!