New user confused with star making! ;-)

Hi :slight_smile:

I am relatively new to Blender and recently acquired “The Official Blender 2.0 Guide” and have been working through the book with the version of Blender included on the CD-ROM. As a university student doing Astrophysics I wish to be able to render planets, stars and other spatial phenomena but even after trying to follow the guide I’m having no luck! :frowning:

Could someone please lead me to some tutorials or offer any hints & tips that might be helpful – I would really appreciate it!

Thank you,

Shehraz Ditta :smiley:

If you’d like to see it, here’s my file of a planet.

If you have any questions about it, email me my email is in my profile.

Welcome to Elysiun! And happy blending!

Good planet tutorial.

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your help thus far :slight_smile: Following through some tutorials I have managed to render a star; the result of which is shown below. Unfortunately in order to get a more realistic star I wish to create flames across the stars surface coloured orange. I have managed to construct a particle that gives a great result but doesn’t seem to show up when I place it in front of the sun :frowning:

Please help! :wink:


Not Bad!

Keep up the good work!