FXWars! Bonfire!: Patrick Noland, Forensic, Camping Memories


This sounds like a fun challenge so I’ll throw my hat in. I have been wanting to dive into something like this since I started tinkering more with fire and smoke effects.

Did a little test work the past couple days to get started… I’m very new to this sort of work so obviously there is tons of room for improvement. :stuck_out_tongue:


I am using Cinema4D with X-Particles and TurbulenceFD for this challenge.


Update to my WIP for this project. I had a little issue with the flames looking a bit squared off in parts so I increased the simulation resolution and played with the buoyancy to increase the speed of the flames. I’m getting close to happy with the look of the flames. Next I will work on starting the fire sim from scratch with kindling to roaring flames to simulate a real fire (only a little faster…) Hopefully I’ll have time!



This update I started to work more with the fire turning into smoke. This took a little tweaking with TurbulenceFD but I think it’s coming along… Also here is a picture of my basic scene setup within Cinema4D.

video: https://vimeo.com/70644379

There are 5 various sized logs with different polygon selections set to emit the fire from TFD. The small embers that come off the fire are from my x-particle setup using the TFD flames as a modifier driving the motion of the particles. I used the x-particles volume shader to make the embers fade out as they get older.


That is really looking a lot better from the last update.

Good job!


I think this will have to be my final entry since I’ve got other projects I need to work on. This has been a fun challenge! I’m looking forward to seeing all of the other finals for sure.

Direct download: PatrickNoland_FXWARS(800x600).mov

Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/71435604

Time: 3 weeks(ish)
Software used: Cinema4d Studio R14, TurbulenceFD, After Effects CC


Ok guys, the plug goes live on Monday.
Until then I am not looking.

Please do post your final entry here:
FXWARS Challenge:38- Bonfire: Post Your FINAL ENTRY


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