How can I create a material that looks like this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Why are you voting this question down? $\endgroup$
    – WishyQ
    Apr 14, 2016 at 5:29

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3 Concentric Spheres with Emission Particles

Blur in Compositor

enter image description here Render result and 3 Concentric Spheres each with a particle system. Image above.

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Compositor with Blur and Alpha Over Nodes. Image Above.

enter image description here Particle Settings. 3 Panel of which 2 are pinned. Unpinned is the largest sphere particle system. Image above.

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The 3 Object particles and the material settings. 2 are pinned.

Please experiment to your taste and improve. Consider using a more irregular sphere in the center. You may look at the movement of particle system on many frames and choose some particular frame.

Sloppy Imitation which may serve as a starting point. Of course there are alternative and more CPU intensive ways to do this.

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    $\begingroup$ For complex effects like this, with many different settings, I would suggest uploading a blend file to blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com to save having to have many images of settings. $\endgroup$ May 15, 2016 at 14:12

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