In this tutorial, I show you how to make a Radio Wave animation that animates around a sphere. First, I will show you how we can do this in After Effects. Then, I show you how to animate this scene in Cinema 4D. Of course there are many ways to do this type of animation. Do you have a formula you use?
See the full blog post Here: greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2009/11/how-to-make-a-globe-radio-wave-animation-in-after-effects-and-cinema-4d/