Hi everyone, I'm doing a project for my school and I found a effect that looks kinda cool on you tube but I don't know how to create it. This is the link to that video clip:
You can see that effect about 20 seconds of the clip.
You can take a mercator projection map from NASA and use the CC sphere effect on it, you get a perfect globe which you can animate. They also have cloud maps which you can put on the globe and animate at slightly different speeds, you can see this on the Discovery Channel it is really easy to do.
As far as making text go around the earth, there are tutorials here which show how to do that, but one way is with Forge Freeform, although I have not done this exact effect with it.