Here I am going to show you some stills of the final scene in my film which takes places in space. The environment was done mostly with Paint Effects, which although it is easy to use provides a host of new problems one must contend with like the absence of a an alpha channel.
That being said, it does render really fast and its quite easy to tweak once you understand the underlying architecture. Its nature though makes it pretty much a use-what-you-get type of thing, with very little tweaking possible in comp.
The idea here was to create a sort of a fantastic environment in space in which clouds could exist, the band of glow across the horizon was done to provide some balance and weight to the image, otherwise i felt the viewer could get disoriented really fast. I will post more on the look of the sun and the clouds later.
As you can probably see, there are still some issues I need to work out in terms of the glow and also the general look of the image, which hasn't been color corrected or worked at much.