View Full Version : realistic space nebula - another fine community freebie

09-06-2011, 04:59 AM
hey guys

I’m back with another fine freebie for you to play with.
I know, there are not all of you Science Fiction fans, but
maybe some of you like it anyway and perhaps get reborn Sci-Fi... :)

This inter-stellar nebula is made up by spraying points in Modeler.
Then in Layout the HyperVoxels are set to Sprite.
If you need the nebula cover a larger area of your scene, just scale
the point cloud up and also scale the particle size in the HV settings.

Other notes:

To animate the nebula so that it looks like as it dissolves into “thin space”
just scale the point cloud and keep the particle size as is.
I also recommend to put a volumetric point light in the center of the
point cloud and apply to the point light a nice bright lens flare perhaps.
This way it can look pretty realistic to a super nova.
Also try and animate the gradient colors.....looks awesome.

I hope you find this nebula useful.

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for LightWave 7.5c and up

ZIP file includes:
LightWave Object point cloud
LightWave Scene file
LightWave VyperVoxel 3.0 settings for re-use

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09-06-2011, 06:58 AM
you can watch the animated cloud here



09-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Looks cool :)

09-06-2011, 09:25 AM
Very generous of you.


09-06-2011, 12:31 PM
the final animation clip

1 - nebula initial setup
2 - with space environment
3 - and with a super nova


Till next time
Thanks for watching


09-07-2011, 01:26 AM
Thanks you, this could be very useful:)

Kev xx

09-07-2011, 02:47 AM
Nice, and thanks for the explaination! Danke schon!