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How to Simulate Great Fire or Smoke


When using Blender's smoke or fire simulator, getting everything to look exactly right can be tricky. Getting good results all depends on the four most important settings: Resolution Divisions, High Resolution Divisions, Noise Strength, and Vorticity. In this quick tip I'll show you what they do and how to balance them so that you can set each one intentionally without guessing.

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About the Author

Jonathan Lampel

I’m a 3D artist and designer for the CG Cookie crew. Outside the studio I’m a big fan of hiking, reading, and photography.


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