This is a spectacular fully animated explosion of a planet, ready to render with fast scanline renderer and no extra plug ins.
Scene comes with animated 3d particles, shockwave, textures and materials, animated planet clouds, volume light, gaseous effects, debris and asteroids flying away from the explosion.
Look at the preview video clip to see the scene in action - this is only a short part of the 900 frame long animation.
tips for enhancements: - you can make it even look more spectacular when you add some glow in post. - there's an animated placeholder object in the scene (explosion video). if you apply an filmed explosion texture (like the explosion with alpha, that comes with max), you achieve an even better result. - of course the scene works just fine without these enhancements