View Full Version : FXWars! FLAMETHROWER !: Alex Duque, Freeform entry, flamethrower sim

08-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Hi Everyone.. got excited last minute, i think the challenge ends on Monday.
i decided to have some fun this weekend and see what i could do :D

not looking to win or anything.. just have fun :D

what i want to achieve is just the sim in Maya using 2011 since it has some cool fluids overhaul.

sooo. anyway...
i started on Friday like at 6 pm.
worked on a couple of solutions .. but didn't work.. so went to the online help and found out you can plug nparticles to emit fluids... this seemed to be the right approach.

as of right now i can get the fire but not the smoke, or viceversa.... i dunno why you can sahde fluids based on density and fuel. but not based on fuel and temperature... :(
thinking about solutions right now..

I'll post a wip in a bit

ps.. i love all the entries... they look sweet!!!


08-08-2010, 10:54 AM

08-08-2010, 06:56 PM
after some tinkering i got a better flame as before.. but it still needs a lot of work.. here is a playblast and a test render video



im currently rendering another version. will post soon.

08-08-2010, 09:44 PM
Looks really nice!


08-09-2010, 12:43 AM
i still am working on the smoke.... hard to get the mix.

I'm still waiting for the other render.
10 min per frame

08-09-2010, 03:44 PM
i am going to try to add more to it. if not then i'll make this my final delivery.

but we'll find out tonight :P

Here is an update. maybe the final.. maybe not ... :P

And a video clip.

video clip (

08-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Nice buddy!

08-10-2010, 02:24 AM
thanks M8


08-10-2010, 10:47 AM
Nice result, alx...very realistic motion!

08-10-2010, 02:25 PM
Ok you got a decent entry...

please do post it here:
FXWars Flame Thrower: Post your FINAL entry (

08-10-2010, 10:30 PM
glad you liked it.... however i loved yours more than mine... your sim, animation and cutting is sweeeettt!

08-10-2010, 10:31 PM
hehe.. glad you liked it...
if i had more time i would have made a nicer render... but ohh well i post a final version on the gallery.

09-02-2010, 11:30 AM
Just an FYI

The next challenge will go live in ONE Week. (
I do hope you will join us.


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