Just another fractal nebula which I created to satisfy my need to draw shining stars. The title came with the melody I was listening to - "Remembering the Light" - [link] It really takes you to an other space and time.
like kire said about the planet integration, there's a white pixelated line outlining the planet and it's moon in the back. While you have light casted on the planets from the main light source keep in mind that you have mutiple stars in the Nebula and that shadows aren't going to be very prevalent.
Нямам претенции картините ми да са перфектни, но със сигурност има много по-аматьорски, които необяснимо защо, ги превъзнасят до небето. Тази ми харесва така, както съм я направила. Все пак благодаря за мнението. PS. Очаквах да видя планети в твоя профил.
tva, che neshto e populyarno i prevuznasyano, ne oznachava, che to e dobro, ne ti preporuchvam da se vodish po toya kriterii. planeti v moya profil nyama, shtoto tvurde ryadko mi se risuvat planeti. dadoh ti suvet s ideyata da pomogna da stanesh po-dobra, nishto poveche. zvezdite, galaktikite i muglyavinite sa mnogo po-trudni ot planetite, ta mi se vidya stranno, che si ostavila tiya munchki parcheta skali nerazraboteni.
Thank you! Unfortunately I don't have a tutorial but I tried to explain above how I make the fractals. I've read 2 or 3 tutorials about fractal nebulas, but none of them explained how to manipulate the transformations in order to get a nice shape. I've found my own way and I think it works.
I play a lot with the transformations in Apophysis. I duplicate, rotate, scale and move the triangles until I get similar shapes beside the original one. This nebula is a single fractal and I think it's easier to make it in this way, instead of combining several fractals. Also the gradient is very important - it gives the depth and the real look of a nebula. I always choose a gradient with colours from one tonality (only blue or only red and etc.) and they must have very dark and very light variations. Using gradients with quite different colours in it for a nebula is not a good idea, I think. I hope this information was useful to you.