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Hungry Computer


GETTING TO GRIPS WITH FIRE

I’ve been doing some tests with fire, because fire seems fun (not in real life however, I’m not endorsing playing with fire folks!). The results are pretty cool, and it was really quick. In Blender, if you hit the space bar, and start typing you can find stuff, so if you type ‘quick’, you can find all sorts of things like quick fur, and quick smoke, which is what I used for this fire. You hit space, and type quick for quick smoke, and then hit T to show the toolbar at the side (if it’s not already showing) and in the part labelled ‘operator’, select fire from the drop down. It’s quite simple really.



Hungry Computer
LIGHT THE FIRE
Hi all,
It’s been a while, but I’ve been thinking about my next animation, and have been planning a bit, and been quite busy, so I haven’t had much animating time.
My next short animation with be based on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which is a book. I’ve been constantly looking for a story to make a short about, and as soon as I read the book, I hated it, and I still do hate the book! I guess it’s just the wide variety of things you can do in the animation. I think it’ll be great to stretch my skills as far as possible. So I’ve started! I’ve been making sets in Sketchup, but I decided I would do a test for the fireplace, and I have.
I’ve modeled a simple fireplace, added a bit of bump mapping & texturing (which is a first for me!), and I took a little squished square, hit space and typed “quick smoke” that just turns the object into a smoke emitter with a few presets for you. It’s really useful when you don’t know how to work the smoke simulator (like me). I’ve posted on blenderartist.com about how to solve a shadow problem (the shadows aren’t reaching inside), but apart from that, the fireplace is looking promising!!!
Stay happy
HungryComputer

LIGHT THE FIRE

Hi all,

It’s been a while, but I’ve been thinking about my next animation, and have been planning a bit, and been quite busy, so I haven’t had much animating time.

My next short animation with be based on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which is a book. I’ve been constantly looking for a story to make a short about, and as soon as I read the book, I hated it, and I still do hate the book! I guess it’s just the wide variety of things you can do in the animation. I think it’ll be great to stretch my skills as far as possible. So I’ve started! I’ve been making sets in Sketchup, but I decided I would do a test for the fireplace, and I have.

I’ve modeled a simple fireplace, added a bit of bump mapping & texturing (which is a first for me!), and I took a little squished square, hit space and typed “quick smoke” that just turns the object into a smoke emitter with a few presets for you. It’s really useful when you don’t know how to work the smoke simulator (like me). I’ve posted on blenderartist.com about how to solve a shadow problem (the shadows aren’t reaching inside), but apart from that, the fireplace is looking promising!!!

Stay happy

HungryComputer