How to make the Earth BURN in Blender 2.8 with Cycles

In this tutorial we will use animated masks to create an animation of the Earth being destroyed by a devastating explosion.
We wont be covering creating the actual Earth as that’s been done in many other tutorials, we will however go through the process of creating a scorched earth material, putting together masks to transition between it and the original material and we’ll put together some cool shock wave effects too!

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If you need a good reference for making you’re own Earth here is a good one from BlenderGuru:

I’d also STRONGLY recommend the Space VFX course from Gleb Alexandrov and Aidy Burrows. It’s been one of my favourite courses for Blender to date:

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I founded BlenderBrit in 2015 and have been providing free tutorials, resources and tools to the Blender community since then. All delivered with typically British self-depreciating humour and sarcasm :D

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