The first part covers how to create the geometry:
The second part is on setting up the shading:
To download, click the Vimeo logo in the clip and select download from the Vimeo page.
Here is a tutorial from Dino Muhic on how to get some Depth of Field:
Here is a tutorial from Aharon Rabinowiz on seamless bending:
Here is another from Aharon on using the Fractal Amplitude Layer:
Also check out MIR landscapes.
An amazing tutorial by John Einselen where he shows how to create realistic dust hits using Trapcode Particular. It also covers an advanced depth-compositing techniqe utilizing Particular's Z-Buffer input.
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