Sitni Sati FumeFX Billowing Smoke and Fire

fumefx billowing smoke and fire tutorial

This beginner-level tutorial explains how to setup a realistic billowing smoke in Sitni Sati FumeFX. This is the type of billowing smoke that can be used for effects like pyroclastic clouds from volcanic eruptions. Other uses include the smoke from a space ship launch or even avalanches.

FumeFX is a powerful fluid dynamics plugin-in for Maxon Cinema 4D, Maya, and 3ds Max. There was a new feature in FumeFX 5.0.4 called the Parameter Check option. To explain, it allows users to see which parameters were changed quickly and easily.

“Conservative advection” keeps the smoke rolling so that it does not lose any mass during frames of animation. Here’s a quick video on Conservative Advection. It explains on YouTube. “With this advection in the arsenal, FumeFX can easily create fluid flows that minimize numerical losses even after 1000 frames of animation.”

Anyway, back to the tutorial at hand.

Sitni Sati FumeFX Billowing Smoke and Fire

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Also, he goes through Arnold Standard Volume shader setup. To clarify, it converts the billowing smoke into a turbulent wall of fire that rushes towards the camera.

Sitni Sati FumeFXSitni Sati FumeFX

A powerful fluid dynamics plugin designed for simulation and rendering of realistic explosions, fire, smoke, and other gaseous phenomena

FumeFX is unrivaled in its ability to capture the subtlety. Not to mention, artists covet the complexity of fluid gas behavior. In fact, visual effects artists, game developers, visualization professionals love FumeFX.

The latest incarnation of FumeFX offers the artist with a unique set of tools. These tools free the creative mind and minimize tedious tasks even further than before. As a result of the FumeFX core rewrite, a wide range of irregular objects can be used for simulation without the fear of solver instabilities.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki