View Full Version : How to make smoke like this?

04 April 2010, 02:30 AM

i wanna do smoke effect like that on Maya Fluids. I will only use maya, therefore, seek in maya the only solution, I tried to do with maya fluids, but in a very short period of time, fluids such as the video is difficult to simulate the kind of form. Rapid movement of fluids should be how to control.

Any help would be appreciated

please help

04 April 2010, 02:52 AM
Definitely possible with Maya fluids.
One way to do it would be to get the velocity going a bit before emission so that it has a fast shoot out like the reference video. Fields could get it started..Watch the velocity draw to see where the velocity is. You could use the simulation rate scale, but be careful with how high you bring the values. You could key it from emission to when you want it to slow down.
Playing with swirl and velocity scales could get you the swirl you are looking for.

Try a couple things out and let me know how it goes.

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