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Mantaflow Fire & Smoke Simulation Guide in Blender

——   Created by Stephen Pearson

Learn everything there is to know about the Fire and Smoke Simulation in Blender!

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Mantaflow Fire & Smoke Simulation Guide! This course is for anyone wanting to learn about how to create realistic fire or smoke in Blender 2.82. With the introduction of Mantaflow it completely changed how the fluid simulation operates. That is why in the first section I will be showing you the basics and how it works. 

After that we will be going through the domain and how every single setting and value effects the simulation. The next section is all about the different types of objects you can add to the simulation such as smoke, fire, collisions and more. We will also jump into the material and learn how to create realistic fire and smoke using the node editor.

There are 5 full tutorials in which we use the smoke and fire simulation to create some interesting animations. The first one is how to render realistic fire for still renders in Cycles! In this tutorial we will cover how to set up the simulation, create an interesting material and render out it! Following this we will learn how to render realistic fire in Eevee as well! 

The second tutorial is all about creating realistic fire with sparks. Using an HDRI (high dynamic range image) to light the scene we will learn step by step on what it takes to create a simulation and how to add sparks! 

There is also a swirling smoke animation. For this scene we use the curve modifier and learn how to animate a sphere following it. And we will learn how to properly render smoke in the real time render engine Eevee.

You like explosions right? Well you are in luck because there is another tutorial on that exact topic. For this animation we animate a sphere crashing onto the ground and exploding into multiple pieces.

Finally as a fun bonus section we will be creating low poly fire using the particle system. For this section we create a fancy material that changes the particle color as it rises into the air.

If you are interested in learning all about the smoke and fire simulation and how it works in Blender, hit that enroll button and let's get started! I look forward to seeing what you create!



38 Lessons

3 mins
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14 mins
Blender Basics
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4 mins
Mantaflow Simulation Basics
free preview
2 mins
Quick Smoke Effect
9 mins
Domain Smoke Settings
7 mins
Smoke & Fire Options
3 mins
Adaptive Domain
3 mins
Adding Noise
6 mins
Guiding Domains
5 mins
Guiding Effectors
2 mins
5 mins
Baking Cache
4 mins
Field Weights
4 mins
Viewport Display
7 mins
Flow Objects P1
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So far it gives a good introduction to this topic.

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