Procedural Nebula

  • September 02, 2016
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: BlenderAdept
  • License: CC-BY
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I present to your attention Procedural generate nebula in ''World'' nodes in Cycles. Nebula is generated integrated textures, and also includes a texture stars.

In properties/scene/color management You can customize the beautiful view (Raw, Film, Exposure, Gamma, Look).

Mini review


  • jlnh profile picture

    Amazing Work

    Edited September 03, 2016
  • BlenderAdept profile picture

    Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!!!

    Edited September 03, 2016
  • Tozan profile picture

    I'm doing a sci-fi game and need something like this.

    Does this have a Random Seed Generator, to do different shapes and pattern nebulas as well?

    Written September 10, 2016
  • BlenderAdept profile picture

    This shader can generate different forms of nebulae. Use the sliders ''Scale, Offset, Rotate'' to change the shape and location of the nebula. The slider ''Density'' is responsible for the scale of the pattern in the form of clouds of the nebula. and the slider ''Distortion'' bends pattern clouds.

    Written September 10, 2016
  • Tozan profile picture

    Still this is useful for doing Skyboxes or hud screens.. As I have alot of systems.

    Would be good if this nebula also was a 3d procedural mesh as well. so your ship can fly through the nebula clouds....

    Written September 10, 2016
  • BlenderAdept profile picture

    Yes, you're right, it is only for the background. And to the ship flew through the nebula, I think there is need volumetric shaders or particle system.

    Written September 10, 2016
  • iiphantomii profile picture


    tried something like that on my own, but i never had a result close to yours. THANK YOU

    Written September 19, 2016
  • BlenderAdept profile picture

    Thank you!

    Written September 19, 2016
  • JANEXSK profile picture

    a nice piece of handiwork

    Written October 16, 2016
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    Written October 16, 2016
  • juang profile picture

    This is great work and very useful! Thank you for sharing it.

    Written November 14, 2016
  • ToonGaming profile picture

    Hey great work! We may use this for our New Youtube Video Intro if that's ok? Credit in description for every video we put out.

    Written December 02, 2016
  • farcodev profile picture

    Thanks for this cool tool!

    Written September 24, 2017
  • AModerator profile picture

    It looks amazing! I have a question from a animation standpoint. Would it possible to have the nebula scale/move with a camera's motion? Like when you have the camera move back, the nebula would automatically shrink into the distance with it?

    Written October 14, 2017
  • BlenderAdept profile picture

    Hello! Thanks for the comment. My thoughts on the nebula animation. Try to tie the camera's location settings with the nebula location settings using the drivers.

    Written October 20, 2017
  • Loretta profile picture

    Great! May I ask if all nebula created by you? DId you use any other material, such as NASA? I can just attribute you. Right?

    Written December 15, 2017
  • jitufire profile picture

    This is awesome ..thank you and congrats

    Written November 25, 2019
  • Criptonite profile picture

    This is brilliant and works in Eevee, too. Many thanks :-)

    Written May 10, 2021
  • sabritin profile picture

    This picture looks amazing, it's a masterpiece. I like kick the buddy

    Written August 14, 2023
  • ClaireFeez profile picture

    These pictures fascinate me

    Written January 04, 2024
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  • bekean23 profile picture

    This is a fascinating and creative drift hunters unblocked approach, and procedural generation allows for a lot of flexibility and control over the appearance of textures and effects.

    Written February 06, 2024