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Introduction to Smoke Simulation


Andrew Price (BlenderGuru) has turned the presentation he gave at the Blender Conference into a 30-minute videotutorial.

Andrew Price wrote:

The tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about the smoke simulator from a beginners perspective.

During the 27-minute video you will learn:

  • The Old System Vs New - What's changed?
  • How the Smoke Simulator works
  • How to bake and render realistic smoke
  • A behind the scenes look at creating a smoking city


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. @Gallifrey77203, get the latest build from Graphicall.
    @pfannkuchen_gesicht, the smoke staying at the bottom of the domain might be because of the gravity turned on and the emitter too close to the bottom of domain

  2. very well done! thx Andrew!

    Nice content and very well presented; I also like the "self-cam"; provides some personalization ;)

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