Motion Tutorials shares a look into creating a 3D globe using CC Sphere Effect.
After Effects has a few options for creating 3D elements, you no longer need any third-party tools, thanks to Cinema 4D Lite. There are also “pseudo” 3D effects that can be helpful in some instances too. One of those effects, CC Sphere, is a great way to create a 3D Globe in After Effects.
Check out this new tutorial by Simpu from motion tutorials, which shows the process for creating a 3D Globe in After Effects that starts with illustrator vector artwork. If you are starting with After Effects, this is a great way to get your feet wet with the primary motion graphics workflow.