Planet and environment was created in Blender; everything else: Hitfilm.
Thanks for the kind words, guys!
Arigatou, Sensei! :-)
Great that you like it, Triem23!
It's a great comp, but for feedback sake, I would say the lighting in the planet looks of when you consider the massive blast. Because of this to me it feels a little overlayed rather than originating from the planet.
Thank you, Andy001z! I agree with you on that one. Before the animation is done, I need to work on the lighting.
I would love to see a breakdown!
This is Most pleasing 😊 I'll point you to this model pack I made some time ago for the community, I still use it to this day and can see you would make very good use of it! https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/space/planet/hitfilm-celestial-model-pack
Just discovered your post! Good idea, I will tackle it. In the meantime, I've put a little making-of online.
Great job, my friend!