v1.2 Requirements

Blender 2.81+

Physical Starlight and Atmosphere v1.2 will not work with Blender 2.80

Physical Starlight and Atmosphere installation instructions

"Physical Starlight and Atmopshere" is only available for purchase on Blendermarket or Gumroad.

1. Download the "physical-starlight-atmosphere-1.2.zip" file.

To make sure you have the latest .zip, check it here: Blendermarket / Gumroad

2a. If you are installing it for the first time:

  • Open Blender.
  • Go to Edit/Preferences.
  • Choose "Add-ons" tab and press "Install..." button.
  • Locate the .zip file and press "Install Add-on".
  • You will see the newly installed add-on, enable it by checking the checkbox.
  • Wait till it registers. Voila!

2b. If you are updating to a newer add-on version (or the method above did not work):

I recommend removing previous version of the addon. For now this is the only option I can assure that addon will work properly. To do that:

  • Go to the Blender addons location:

Windows 7 / 10

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.XX\scripts\addons


From Finder in the Go dropdown holding Command key will expand and show Library where you can access the local data of Blender.

/Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.XX/scripts/addons



  • Remove "physicalStarlightAtmosphere" folder.
  • Then do the normal Blender addon installation (2a.)


  • Copy the contents of the .zip to the /scripts/addons directory
  • Open Blender and enable the add-on. (Edit/Preferences/Add-ons/ search for "atmosphere" - tick the checkbox)

Installation Troubleshooting

"Physical Starlight and Atmosphere" is not installing!

  • Please remove the old addon folder before installing a new version. (see 2b.)

  • Do not try to install it on the Blender install directory itself. example - C:\ProgramFiles\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.XX\scripts\addons - NOT HERE (see 2b.)

  • On Macs, browser (or Finder?) sometimes automatically unzips .zip files. You need to install the .zip file!

"Physical Starlight and Atmosphere" won't enable!

  • Try reopening Blender.
  • Check installation.
  • "Physical Starlight and Atmosphere" only works with Blender 2.8 and above.