Blender 3D - Fire and Smoke Simulation Complete Guide
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Blender 3D - Fire and Smoke Simulation Complete Guide

Learn everything there is to know about the Fire and Smoke Simulation in Blender!
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Created by Stephen Pearson
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The student will learn all the functions of the Smoke and Fire Simulation in Blender.
  • The student will learn how to effectively create realistic smoke and fire in Blender
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Requirements
  • It is recommended that you have a little bit of prior experience with Blender 3D
  • It is recommended that you have a 3 button mouse but it is not required
  • This course is a little computer intensive so a fast computer would help
Description

In this course you will learn all about the fire and smoke simulation in Blender! In the first couple sections we discuss the domain and how to change the settings to get exactly what you want. Then we move onto the flow objects (the objects and emit smoke), the smoke and fire materials, sparks and more. 

After we have gone through the settings and what each one of them do we will be creating 3 different scenes and animations using the smoke and fire simulation. The first one is a smoke animation.  In this tutorial we create a swirly smoke effect using a curve.

 The second tutorial is an explosion. Everyone likes watching explosions so we use Blender to create our own explosion effect using the fire simulation! And finally the third tutorial will be low poly fire. This one we don't use the fire simulation but a particle system and a fancy material to get a really awesome effect. If you are wanting to learn more about Blender's Smoke and Fire Simulation or if you just want to improve your skills in Blender this course is for you! 


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Who is the target audience?
  • Students aspiring to learn Blender
  • Anyone who wants to improve there skills in Blender
  • Anyone who wants to learn or advance their skills with the Smoke and Fire Simulation in Blender
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
02:19:48
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Introduction
5 Lectures 14:23

This is the intro/promo video for the Blender 3D Fire and Smoke Simulation Complete Guide!

Preview 00:58

In this video I show you the very basics of blender and the short cuts that we will be using throughout this course. If you are completely new to Blender this course might be a little hard for you but this video will help!

Preview 07:05

In this lecture I show you how to save your blender file!

Preview 00:48

In this lecture I show you the basics of what you need for a fire or smoke simulation in Blender!

Preview 03:55

In this video I show you a very easy way to set up a smoke simulation using the quick effects option in Blender!

Quick Smoke Effects
01:37
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Domain Settings
6 Lectures 23:21

In this video we start talking about the domain and how the density can effect how the smoke behaves.

Smoke Behavior
07:30

In this video I show you what the smoke flame settings do in our domain and how you can get really high flames in Blender!

Smoke Flames
05:10

The adaptive domain option can save a lot of time when baking in your scene. It is very useful and in this video I show you how to use it!

Adaptive Domain
03:22

Realistic smoke is hard to achieve sometimes but with High Resolution turned on in the domain settings this will help it look much more realistic!

Smoke High Resolution
02:31

In this video I show you what the smoke groups are and how to use them in Blender's smoke simulation!

Smoke Groups
02:04

In this video we talk about the baking cache and why it's important in Blender!

Baking Cache
02:44

In this quiz you will be asked a series of questions about the domain settings in the smoke and fire simulation!

Smoke and Fire Domain Quiz
4 questions
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Flow Types and Settings
4 Lectures 17:58

In this video we take a look at the flow object for the smoke. It is a pretty long video so make sure you are taking notes because I talk about a lot of things in Blender!

Smoke Flow Type
11:03

In this video we talk about the fire flow type in the smoke simulation. It is very similar to the smoke type with 1 different, the flame rate.

Fire Flow Type
03:40

Collision objects can be very useful and in this video I show you how to use them in Blender!

Collision Objects
02:04

Outflows are not used that much but they can help when used right. 

Outflow Type
01:11

In this quiz you will be asked about the flow types in the smoke simulation in Blender!

Flow Types
4 questions

For this assignment I want you to create your own simulation using smoke or fire. Do not worry about the material or rendering just create a simulation and play it in the viewport in Blender!
Create Your Own Simulation
1 question
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Materials and Particles
6 Lectures 31:44

This article is a link to an hdr that we use in this section!

Links to HDR
00:07

In this video we talk about the smoke material and how to change the color and the density in Blender!

Smoke Material
06:17

In this lecture we talk about the fire material and how to make it look really cool in Blender!

Fire Material
05:30

In this video I show you how to add sparks to your fire with a particle system. We go into detail on the settings of the fire for the most realistic results and then we create a new particle system and set the particles to follow the smoke!

Adding Sparks to Fire
08:32

In this video we create the material for our sparks and fire. We use a node called the Dot Product and I show you how to use it correctly in Blender!

Spark Material
07:10

In this video we render out the animation we created in the last couple videos and then sequence it out using the video sequence editor in Blender!

Rendering our Sparks
04:08
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Swirly Smoke Animation
4 Lectures 15:27
Download Links
00:11

In this video we start modeling the curve for our animation and then set a uv to follow that curve in Blender! 

Modeling and Animating
07:55

In this video we set up the simulation and for our smoke in Blender!

Smoke Simulation
03:04

In this video we set up the lighting and then render out our animation!

Lighting and Rendering
04:17
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Creating an Explosion
4 Lectures 19:45

In this video we set up the scene by adding in the explode modifier to a UV Sphere, animating it and adding in a plane to catch the particles.

Setting Up the Scene
05:56

In this video we simulate the explosion and set up the settings for our domain!

Simulating the Explosion
03:49

In this video we set up the materials and lighting. We finish it off by doing a little bit of tweaking on the render settings and then click animation! 

Materials, Lighting and Rendering
08:22

In this video we sequence out our explode animation using the video sequence editor in Blender!

Sequencing
01:38
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Low Poly Fire
3 Lectures 17:10

In this video we create the particle system for our low poly fire and then we add a texture to determine the size.

The Particle System
07:25

In this video we create the material for our particle using the particle info node and a color ramp in Blender!

Particle Material
05:58

In this video we do the lighting for our scene and then render it out in Blender!

Lighting and Rendering
03:47
About the Instructor
Stephen Pearson
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I started doing graphic design and 3D renderings about 5 years ago. About 2 years into it I started my own Youtube channel which I upload tutorials. The programs that I mostly use are Blender 3D and Photoshop. 

On the side I am doing freelance work and photography.  Recently I have been focusing on creating online courses which I have been really enjoying. Currently I have over 400 students and it is growing everyday.