Nothing special, but my very first renders in Blender. I basically followed a tutorial on YouTube and the end result was this:
So I kept watching and practiced until I could do it without the tutorial, even adding my own touches, and I created this:
Next step I think I’m going to add an atmosphere and try and create some more detailed star/particle systems in the background. For an exploding planet it seems to lack the inferno of fire and heat, something the composite couldn’t provide, so I think adding an atmosphere might help blend all the pieces together.