Nebula Generator

by Mark Kingsnorth in Materials, Shaders, Textures

Note: Best used with Blender 2.79 at the moment. Some performance degradation may occur with Blender 2.8 Beta.

Overview

A ready made set up so that you can quickly configure a wide range of panoramic background space nebula effects in cycles.

Features:

  • Fast render times even at high resolutions.
  • A range of configuration options allow you to change the colour and shape of the nebula.
  • Optional star effects that can be swapped out for your own.
  • By animating the parameters, the clouds can be made to appear as if they are moving.
  • Great for game backgrounds, animations, or concept art backdrops.
  • By default the effect is projected onto the background of the blender scene but can also be used as a texture on other objects.


Earlier versions of the node setup used here (version 1.2.0) will remain free on my website, however by purchasing this version here you will:

  • Have a priority on new feature requests.
  • Be able to take advantage of new updates.
  • Allow me to invest the time in developing the effects further.

Once purchased, you will have ongoing access to a set of .blend files with different setups so that you can start customising and making your own quickly.

Future roadmap:

  • Potential migration to python code if efficiencies in usability and performance can be seen.
  • Increasing ease of use of the different parameters on offer.
  • Experimentation with more 3D like effects.