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This is my original render: enter image description here

This is what I'm aiming for: enter image description here

How do I make the sun flare look like that? This is my setup file:

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    $\begingroup$ Much of the glow in the reference image is from illuminated atmosphere. Perhaps you need to use some volumetric shader? $\endgroup$
    – 3pointedit
    Mar 27 '17 at 10:41
  • $\begingroup$ are you sure the second image is "realistic"? see this reference from nasa.gov: nasa.gov/images/content/573237main_Catex_banner_large.jpg $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Mar 27 '17 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ I did some experimentation with fire and selecting some vertex groups and weight painting,It wasn't actually as similar as your pic but it came close.See,if you can achieve it. $\endgroup$ Mar 27 '17 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ @KnowledgeSeeker although my level of knowledge is that of an intermediate at best, I still don't know how, what you said, will help me $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Mar 27 '17 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ @m.ardito ok, well that wasn't an accurate representation, but now you know what kind of effect I'm chasing after, so how do I achieve it? XD $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Mar 27 '17 at 13:23

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