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Space Orb video tutorial with Geometry Nodes Vertex Normals


tnsor writes:

The development of Geometry Nodes inside of Blender does not slow down. Recently they added support for vertex normals on input meshes. Manu guides you through the stages required to build this space orb effect that relies on vertex normals. You'll learn some procedural animation along the way, too.


  1. Hi,

    Fantastically weird result and a great tutorial!
    I'm running 2.92.0 and it seems that the nodes had an update...
    (Ill try to follow along in a fresh 2.91 install....)



  2. OK. I finished it!
    Looking great!
    How does the final animation in the example look so much smoother than my result? I subdevided the icosphere, but that didn't help. Looks like thee displacement is a bit low res...

    • Hi Erik, the displacement is procedural. The only limiting factor should be the resolution of your sphere mesh. Thanx, Manuel

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