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Inside the Nebulae – tutorial and AE project

An imagination of flying in the gas clouds of space. Actual images of nebulas taken with the Hubble space telescope were combined in After Effects with CG gas clouds and stars made using Trapcode Form and Starglow.


Download AE CS5 project file

Reader Comments (12)

how can i download tutorial. my broadband doesn't give enough speed. its harder to buffer evertime. pls help

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersam

You can download the tutorial from the Vimeo page - follow the Vimeo link on the lower right.

January 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterPeder Norrby

Nice tut.
Here is my video : http://youtu.be/UWDh8VVrX2s?hd=1

Thanks for the tutorial

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjon

Hello 10 elements (psd, jpeg...) are not in the folder.
Is it normal ?
Thank you very much :)

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr.G

Hi Mr.G

The image files are there, but somehow became unlinked. If you manually point one of images to its file, the rest will link up automatically. Or you can re-download the updated AEP.

January 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterPeder Norrby

Thank you very much :)

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr.G

You rock Peder. Thanks so much for making this tutorial and providing the files. This is going to be very helpful for my upcoming project...

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShalom Ormsby

Hi THX for ur great tutorial but i've 2 problems lol
1/ when i click on STARGLOW, nothing happened
2/ When i click on :
Particle type : custom colorize
Layer : 1swirly_1

I've this message :
Warning ! ur custom particle layer size is big (700*958)
It's recommanded to keep size roughly between 20 & 100 px in both dimensions unless particles must pass close to the camera.LOL

Can u help me pls THX by advance ;)

Best regards

March 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterFOREFFECTS

Well, I think the warning explains itself pretty well. In this case the camera passes really close to the particles so we need to make them pretty big. Just ignore the warning in this case.


April 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterPeder Norrby

This is great thanks. How do you just change the speed of the clouds?

November 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterJeff Corvetti

It is the camera that is moving here - through the clouds. So change the keyframes on the camera to change the speed.

November 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterPeder Norrby

Great, thanks for all the help.

November 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterJeff Corvetti

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