VFX Reference Vault: Space

Explore our VFX team's favorite reference material as we open our vault of inspiration for a peek into our stash.

VFX Reference Vault: Space

Welcome back to the Beyond-FX Reference Vault

Our secret stash of VFX reference materials remains open and ready for sharing! Join us as we showcase some of our favorite materials for some of the most needed real-time VFX. Who knows, these might be just the thing your own real-time VFX reference vault needs…


It’s stunning, it’s mind-blowing, and it’s the final frontier — space! From stars to planets, supernovas to black holes, there’s something beautiful and mesmerizing when it comes to space and what a visual effects artist can do with it.

We tilted our eyes and inspiration gathering to the sky this week, so buckle up and check out our curated list of space references below:

Interstellar’s “Into the Black Hole” - Gargantua 1/2 Scene

Voyager’s “Betelgeuse Catastrophic Explosion is Finally Happening”

This video has a lot of great moments, but some of our favorites are at timestamps — 1:21, 1:32, 1:50, 2:00, 2:45, 3:21, 4:06, 4:25, 6:02, 6:33, 6:46, 6:55, 7:14, 7:50, 8:38, 8:45, 9:27, 12:09, & 15:38

HubbleWebbESA’s Crab Supernova Explosion

Don’t Look Up’s “Comet Hits the Earth” Scene

The Telegraph’s Hubble Captures Star Explosion over Four Years

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