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Nebula Generator v1.3.0


markkingsnorth writes:

Nebula Generator is a ready made set up so that you can quickly configure a wide range of panoramic background space nebula effects in cycles.


  • Fast render times even at high resolutions.
  • A range of configuration options allow you to change the colour and shape of the nebula.
  • Optional star effects that can be swapped out for your own.
  • By animating the parameters, the clouds can be made to appear as if they are moving.
  • Great for game backgrounds, animations, or concept art backdrops.
  • By default the effect is projected onto the background of the blender scene but can also be used as a texture on other objects.

Earlier versions of the node setup used here (version 1.2.0) will remain free on my website, however by purchasing this version here you will:

  • Have a priority on new feature requests.
  • Be able to take advantage of new updates.
  • Allow me to invest the time in developing the effects further.

Future roadmap:

  • Potential migration to python code if efficiencies in usability and performance can be seen.
  • Increasing ease of use of the different parameters on offer.
  • Experimentation with more 3D like effects.

If you have any questions, please let me know via Blender Market, my website at, or via Twitter @markkingsnorth.

About the Author

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Mark has over 20 years experience as a software developer and technical lead, having worked in the financial sector, cyber security and for central government. A chartered engineer, he has experience in a range of software from large scale databases running big data analysis to web applications and services. He has led teams of software developers and still enjoys building applications himself. In recent years he has gained popularity from developing creative tools to support professionals, educators and hobbyists alike.


  1. Wow that looks really impressive. I tried to do a Node-Group like this some time ago, but it didn't look nearly as good as this one!

  2. I followed your earlier nodes-tutorial on this and have enjoyed the results. May have to pick this up in the near future. I have the plating-generator, though I don't use it much even though very good, and the window-generator. I love the window-generator a lot! Saves a ton of time. Keep up the great work, Mark!

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