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Creating Fire and Smoke using Maya Fluid Effects
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Released Feb 25, 2013
Pankaj Malik

Guest Tutor

Pankaj Malik
In this Maya tutorial, we will learn how to create fire and smoke with Maya 3D Fluids - Fire and Smoke. To make our effect more powerful and realistic we will first understand the science behind these complex fluids and then separately create them in Maya. After this, we will advance to understanding the behavior of fire with smoke and then blend them in Maya.

We will be learning several different techniques to produce and control the behavior of fluids by creating fluids from geometry and particles system. We will influence fluids with different fields to create believable effects. We will learn simple techniques to tackle complex effects for easy understanding and learning. At the end of this Maya training course you will be ready to burn out anything with Maya.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:04
Exploring the concept of the burning house
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Exploring the concept of the burning house

 
04:39
Understanding the science behind fire
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Understanding the science behind fire

 
02:32
Creating fire under the porch
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Creating fire under the porch

 
09:37
Continuing with fire under the porch
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Continuing with fire under the porch

 
12:08
Creating fire around the door
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Creating fire around the door

 
14:52
Understanding the science behind smoke
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Understanding the science behind smoke

 
02:51
Creating our first bit of smoke
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Creating our first bit of smoke

 
09:06
Continuing to create smoke
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Continuing to create smoke

 
04:10
Creating the falling flames with Maya particles
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Creating the falling flames with Maya particles

 
12:37
Blending the fire and smoke
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Blending the fire and smoke

 
03:21
Creating fire with smoke
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Creating fire with smoke

 
12:35
Using fluid presets to save time
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Using fluid presets to save time

 
03:47
Creating the final composition
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Creating the final composition

 
06:12