I'm a newbie - let's get that out of the way. I'm running Carrara 8.1 Pro on an iMac OSX Lion. I animated a simple 7 second scene of the camera slowly panning around earth while it rotates. It will be part of a ship flyby.
I created a blue aura that looked the way I wanted in the render preview. Doing the final render, I get a thick over saturated glow around the outer part of the planet that looks nothing like my preview. I messed with it for an hour last night but couldn't figure it out. Any ideas? Even better - is there a good tutorial for planet glow?
Also, the final render showed the planet rotating but the aura also rotated away leaving the final few seconds with no glow. :(