Please have a look at these two demos and tell me what you think.
The first is a close-up shot of a sun-like star. The kind of image you might see on a Discovery channel special or something like that.
The other is an attempt at making good looking volcano smoke. (The volcano itself needs work, but this is about the smoke and fire.) The intent was to have a massive smoke belching volcano as a backdrop in a game I am working on. How does it look? (ah sorry, but for the volcano demo, you'll have to turn the character 180)
Thanks for your time!