How to Create a Gas Planet Nebula | After Effects | FLUX

How to Create a Gas Planet Nebula | After Effects | FLUX

Learn how to create a gas planet Nebula in After Effects using Mettle FLUX and CC Sphere. Charles Yeager ( walks us through the process, and provides a free project file, which can be downloaded from the link below. He creates an equirectangular comp, 2:1 ratio, which can be animated and wrapped seamlessly on a sphere.
FLUX is a 3D Volumetric Fractal Flames plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro. It’s great for creating Nebulas, Volumetric haze and Fog, fantastic skies, and much more.
Supported formats are 360° Monoscopic, Stereoscopic and Flat (Traditional).
Download a demo and follow along:

How to Create a Gas Planet Nebula in After Effects with FLUX.

Create 2:1 Nebula Texture Comp

Apply FLUX to a Solid.

Animate the Evolution of FLUX.

Duplicate FLUX to cover 360 texture.

Create 1:1 Square Nebula Comp.

Add in Nebula Texture and Apply CC Sphere.

Animate CC Sphere then Split it.

Create a Center FLUX Volume.

Create a Main Scene Comp.

Add in Nebula Sphere Comp.

Duplicate the Nebula and use CC Radial Fast Blur.

Color Correct as Needed.

Charles Yeager is a Filmmaker & Motion Graphics Artist currently residing in Arkansas. His projects have been recognized by Canon, Video Copilot, Vimeo, Filmmaker IQ, No Film School, Film Convert, BOOM Library & Filminute. See his portfolio at

Charles is the author of numerous Mettle tutorials on video post-production in After Effects and Premier Pro. You can find them in the tutorial sections on our website.

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