Stars removed in the last blender release, help!

So I just updated to the newest Blender yesterday, I had made a scene using the stars option the day before in the world tab (under mist).

I was first pleasantly surprised by the UI changes, then I noticed the stars weren’t rendering.

I looked through the git logs quickly and found that they were being removed:

SO… anyone have any tips on how to make a cheesy star field (blender render engine)?


I’d do a big particle system. Make a large cube and set it as a volume particle emitter.

Grab a star image texture, throw it on a plane in the background

Get three plane images and set them at different distances and angles to the camera

Thanks everyone, I’ll give the idea’s a shot