Black Hole Tutorial for Blender | Space VFX Freebie

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    Have you ever wanted to create a super massive black hole? Watch this free tutorial for Blender from the Space VFX Elements then. Alternative use: create wormholes, Interstellar style !!

    Download the Black hole project files

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    Aidy Burrows and Gleb Alexandrov, two Blender geeks joined forces to create this cosmic tutorial series.

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    • Aeman Ghidan

      Yayyyy!!!!! thankx guys…..I Love Yalll Soooo Fucking Much!!!!….

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    • http://creativeshrimp.com/ Gleb Alexandrov

      Gay or not, you are welcome! :) I like your enthusiasm, Aeman!

      • Aeman Ghidan

        thanx,….BTW i’m 17 and i just got a job at a pizza place…cant wait for my first ever pay check soo i can buy your lighting and Space VFX Elements course……i’m only 1 year old in blender and i think i improved sooo frickin’ much from all your tutorials…thanx sooo much…your my #1 person that i look up to for inspiration…

        P.s I loved your talk at the #BC16

        P.s.s here’s my lates art work if you wanna check it out…
        https://www.artstation.com/artist/aeman

        Thanx sooo Damn Much!!!!!!!

        • young_voter

          If you are gay, call me. :)

          Ps. I am only half-gay.

          • Emmanuel Bouvier

            LOL!!!!

        • SomeWhiteGuy

          I’m just some random white guy, but i looked at your portfolio there. Holy hell you are skilled! Keep it up!

          • Emmanuel Bouvier

            Thanx!!!!

    • Bill Altenburg

      I just might have to buy this for my spaceship models. :)

      • http://creativeshrimp.com/ Gleb Alexandrov

        As we nerds say, spaceships + a black hole or a quasar in the background = pure unadulterated awesomeness.

    • Rombout

      I remember the other scene done in BLender on blenderartist. I believe he did something with moving texture and warping and what ever difficult stuff. This looks really cool.

      https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?355402-Interstellar-Black-Hole
      Though his images show different difficult thing

    • Caetano Veyssières

      What a surprise to have this one for free !
      The camera facing trick is a great idea, made me feel stupid not to have thought of it before. Blackrainbow’s technique for Gargantua could probably be simplified with this.
      There is one thing I would improve about your effect though : since a wormhole like the one in Interstellar is a portal (shortcut) to another part of the universe, we should see that other part (another environment) in the sphere instead of the reflection of the current environment.

      This would look really awesome and could be easily achieved with the same trick you use here at 1:37 : https://youtu.be/he2hGB4n-nw?t=97 (I guess you plugged the reflection output of a texture coordinate to the vector input of an environment texture and used it on an emission shader that you added to the glossy, or something similar).

    • Caetano Veyssières

      Very nice of you to give this one for free !
      The camera facing trick is a great idea, made me feel stupid not to have thought of it before.
      There is one thing I would improve about your effect though : since a wormhole like the one in Interstellar is a portal (shortcut) to another part of the universe, we should see that other part (another environment) inside the sphere instead of the reflection of the current environment.

      Assuming it would lead to a nebula or a galaxy with different colors, it could look really awesome and be easily achieved.

      • Rombout

        This IOR using facing thing is really cool, also nice that it works on so many inputs. Which my renderer had that, i cant reproduce this image until that part. All the rest i got covered. I just cant stretch the IOR to the borders of the mesh without such thing.

        PS if i understand the blackhole correctis what you see is actually way past the hole at the back, the ring around is actually al light behind it which is warped around the hole. Its very technical stuff, the link is posted show some other crazy ass render. I see youve posted there already

        • Caetano Veyssières

          Sorry, I did not really understand your reply. Why can’t you reproduce the effect ?
          What do you mean by “black hole correctis” ? Is it about my idea of showing the other part of the universe inside the sphere ?
          What link with other crazy ass renders are you talking about ?

    • Nittu

      Bro, superb tutorial. Just recently started learning Blender. This is my try on Black Hole tutorial. Used a reference background image from internet as HDRI. Sorry for the bad quality.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94ef3e814d7e1fe3f600f89d815f879167c9d876cc566a57fa257419d3a9c39c.png

      • http://creativeshrimp.com/ Gleb Alexandrov

        I love the silky smooth gravitational lensing in this one, and a hint of a star beyond. Well done and thanks for sharing, that’s always appreciated! :)

        • Nittu

          Thanks bro for your reply. It means a lot to me.
          I’m amazed by your talent. I’m a newbie to Blender, but your tutorials makes me to do more creative stuffs. Keep up the good work. :)

    • Lukas Hohl

      Just like the SFX in Star Wars! Wait! The stars look better! (I hate these white star wars stars!)