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I created this earth using cycles can anybody tell me how to add a glow effects to it and also if anything could be done to make it better.
The Earth

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to this website. Please note that it is about questions only and that tutorial requests will not be well reviewed. I recommend that you try to achieve your goal first, and then ask about a specific part which is causing trouble. $\endgroup$ – someonewithpc Jan 21 '15 at 16:11
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot actually this is my first time on any forum $\endgroup$ – Shaiq Jan 21 '15 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ That's okay; but, what have you tried? What render engine are you using? If you haven't already, try a mix of volume scatter and emission shades, in case you are using Cycles. I can't really help you with BI, though... $\endgroup$ – someonewithpc Jan 21 '15 at 16:17
  • $\begingroup$ I used cycles !! $\endgroup$ – Shaiq Jan 21 '15 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ sorry, it wasn't it the tags, and I seem to have missed it. $\endgroup$ – someonewithpc Jan 21 '15 at 16:20
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Disclaimer: I just learned this myself, so @NoviceInDisguise can edit it if needed.

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Create a bright point of light in your scene. This would be planet earth- already created in your case. Glare can't happen without a target.

Render the image.

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At the top of your screen, change the screen layout mode to be compositing. Once done, you may need to check a little box in the node editor that says use nodes.

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Add a glare filter between the image input and the finished output. Optionally you may add a viewer node at the end of the string so you can see the image in the node editor. In order for a viewer node to be active, you need to check Backdrop. It's located near use nodes.

Set the glare mode to fog glow.

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Mess with the settings on the glare node until you have a perfectly glowing planet.

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  • $\begingroup$ And all this time I thought the earth was round! :( $\endgroup$ – user1853 Jan 21 '15 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry but i tried that with my scene Vince do you think that using a pass index will help. $\endgroup$ – Shaiq Jan 21 '15 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Shaiq did it not work? $\endgroup$ – Scalia Jan 21 '15 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ @VinceScalia i'll try it once more and then comment $\endgroup$ – Shaiq Jan 21 '15 at 16:44
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    $\begingroup$ yay it worked thanks alot i played around with the settings abit and it worked pretty much $\endgroup$ – Shaiq Jan 21 '15 at 16:51

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