Orb, a new After Effects plugin by Video Copilot
Update. Video Copilot’s Orb is now available (and free). You can find out more and download the plugin and watch a 30 minute tutorial on the dedicated page on the Video Copilot website.
Video Copilot has announced a new plugin for After Effects called Orb that started life as a simple replacement for CC Sphere but has become a complete generator for generating 3D planets including physically based shaders, the ability to design the atmosphere, custom terrain bump maps, environment reflections, automatic shadow illumination GPU acceleration and more.
Source: Oliver Nürnberger