I have seen it done before using AECS3, without no plugins, i'm sure it was on video co pilot somewhere. But thank you for your help. Horizon looks good, will try the demo.
Just annoying I did see it before god nows where though.
Yes, josel. There are probably several ways to accomplish this (as it usually happens with almost everything, for that matter).
But nothing will be as straightforward as Horizon.
Yepp, the technique is part of the Earth tuorial on VideoCo. It uses the lookAt() expression to tie the rotation of the sphere to the camera's movement. Depending on what you are after, it may be good enough, but I agree - Horizon is very affordable, requires no trickery at all and offers correct lens distortion based on a 3D camera. Should you happen to have the commercial version of the CC effects, called Cycore FX HD, you could also use the CC Environment effect.