Create Fire and Smoke

How To : Create fire and smoke using Pyro FX in Houdini 10

The new Pyro FX in Houdini 10 are very impressive with improved workflow. The Pyro FX are great for creating 3D fire and smoke effects. And in this video tutorial series, you will learn the Pyro FX workflow in-depth and the parameters used to create fire and smoke effects. You ...more

How To : Use Pyro FX fire and smoke tools in Houdini 10

Want to know how to use the Pyro FX tools in Houdini 10? This masterclass will tell you everything you need to know about using Pyro FX fire and smoke tools in Houdini 10. The discussion covers the addition of exciting new fire and smoke tools. Topics covered include a powerfu ...more

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Create muzzle flashes on Sony Vegas Pro

Muzzle flashes are basically firing and explosive effects that come out of the pistol or barrel of a gun. These firing effects can be created on Sony Vegas using a masking technique. Watch this video to see how to have fully customizable muzzle flashes using masking tools as ...more

How To : Make a BBQ smoker out of a drum

In this video, we learn how to make a BBQ smoker out of a drum. First, turn the drum upside down. Next, paint the entire drum green and make vents in the side bottom of it, with covers that can be moved or set aside. Drill screw into the top of the drum then add in wood and ch ...more

How To : Turn Your Wok into a Food Smoker

Woks are good for more than just tossing Friday night's chow mien with beef and broccoli. In fact, you can use a wok to impart a deep and delicious flavor into foods through smoking. But how exactly do you smoke foods using a wok? Watch this video from CHOW to find out. Video: ...more

How To : Model and animate falling shell casings in 3DS MAX

When people fire weapons in movies, there is often a shot of the shell-casings leaving the gun and flying through the air. Sometimes we get to follow them all the way to the ground, leaving us with a sense of loss at the firing of the weapon. This video will show you how to mo ...more

How To : Use an ABC fire extinguisher

Bob and Jeremy of the Washington Township Fire Department demonstrate P.A.S.S., which is an acronym to help people remember how to operate a fire extinguisher - Pull/Aim/Squeeze/Sweep. Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle down, Sweep from si ...more

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

How To : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Use a gas smoker with tips from Lowe's

In this video from Lowe's we learn how to use a gas smoker. This tip comes from Lowe's. You can cook with a smoker anytime of year. He is using a gas smoker. Keep this away from siding. The fire source heats the moist wood chips, which release the smoke that flavors the food. ...more

How To : Build a barrel rocket stove

A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood ...more

How To : Wipe your hard drive completely clean

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Make fire with a bow drill

Do you consider yourself a survivalist? Well, you can't be a survival expert if you don't know how to start a fire without a match or lighter. The bow drill is an ancient tool for making fire. The bow rotates the drill, and the friction produces enough heat to start a fire. Y ...more

How To : Install a sprinkler system properly

Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder discusses all new fire sprinkler design and how to install them. Automatic fire sprinklers can be installed in a new home or your existing home. Smoke detectors are good, but fire sprinklers along with the smoke detectors are better. These sprinkler ...more

How To : Smoke a turkey in a BBQ smoker

SeriousBBQs.com teaches you how to smoke a turkey to perfection by showing much improved methods of cleaning, starting your fire, seasoning, smoking your turkey, and keeping it warm after being cooked. The first step is to choose a 12-14 pound turkey, and remove the wrappings ...more

How To : Smoke weed without a lighter using the sun

Ever forget to bring a lighter to light up your favorite smoke? Never fear, because this video shows all you weed or cigarette smokers how to light your doobie without a lighter by using the sun. The concept is easy. Just grab a magnifying glass, piece of glass, a mirror, or a ...more

How To : Create realistic animated smoke in After Effects

This video editing software tutorial shows you how to create animated smoke in After Effects. You will learn how to create authentic smoke for any special effects purpose such as fires and action sequences. See how you can use After Effects CS3 filters to create animated smoke ...more

How To : Start a fire with the hand drill

John Campbell instructs the audience on using the hand drill method of starting a friction fires. First, you can use a piece of cottonwood as your fire-board (in his opinion, cottonwood is the best). You need to carve a small round hole about a quarter of an inch away from the ...more

How To : Create fire in Photoshop

HOT!! HOT!! HOT!! This episode is smoking hot. By popular demand, Bert works his magic and shows us how to create fire. It is not quite as simple as lighting a match, but as Bert demonstrates, it is not too much more complicated than that.

How To : Make a building explode in After Effects

This video shows you how to create a building explosion (more specifically, the Statue of Liberty) in Adobe After Effects in less than ten minutes. The smoke and fire are downloaded separately, while the shattering of the statue is created in After Effects. First, duplicate th ...more

How To : Use Pyro FX in Houdini 10

Check out Houdini's new pyro effects! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use Pyro FX n Houdini 10. It's time to start looking at one of the most exciting new features of Houdini 10! Take a look at the Pyro FX workflow used to create high-quality Fire and Smoke. The Pyr ...more

How To : Make fire without matches using a tinder bundle

This video demonstrates how to build a fire without using matches. For this, you will need the following: sticks, a leaf, and a tinder bundle. You will need to prepare your tinder bundle in advance. You will also need to prepare 2 sticks. One will need to be in the form of a h ...more

News : Introduction to The Great Chicago Fire

1/3 of the city gone, the red colored buildings and homes are the ones that got destructed in the fire.. The fire spreading rapidly with wooden houses and other flammable materials.. People screaming of fear,running away from the fire.. The cause of the fire which lead to s ...more

How To : Navigate through the jungle

When in the jungle, everything can look the same. Myke demonstrates how to navigate through the jungle. Using tress, Myke shows you how to find streams, rivers and tree lines to help you keep a steady path. He also illustrates how to create big fires to make black smoke signal ...more

News : The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Their were many pedestrians in the scene as,they seen firefighters struggling with the horrifying disaster and they couldn't do much only continue to stare as bodies continued to drop.. Firefighters arrived at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company Fire minutes after the alarm was ...more

How To : Roll your own non-fsc cigarettes

This video is about how to roll your own non-fsc cigarettes. All cigarettes made is the United States are made with fire safe paper. If you don't like the taste of the fire safe paper or don't want side effects from smoking fire safe cigarettes then you will need to roll your ...more

How To : Make a fire with an empty lighter

For the technique in this how-to video, you need: smoking papers, receipt or any thin paper and a hard surface like a cd case or book and a piece of paper on top for friction. If your lighter runs out of gas you can still start a fire with these items from your pocket. Watch t ...more

News : Think You're a Tough Guy?

Try running through fire, swimming in freezing water, wading through mud tunnels, and crawling across barbed wire, all the while being distracted by fire machine-gun blanks, thunder flashes and smoke bombs. (Possible injuries you may sustain: barbed wire cuts, burns, hypother ...more

How To : Make char cloth with found materials

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a char cloth. The materials required for this process are: cloth, container and tinder. The cloth must be made of any woven, cotton material. Begin by placing the cloth into a container. The container should be a metal material ...more

News : Draw With Fire

Tobias Kipp and Timo Pitkämö have taken the art of pyrography into the streets. The two German artists practice street portraiture with an unusual twist. Swapping a pencil or paintbrush for a sparkler, they draw portraits with fire in the amount of time it takes the sparkler ...more

How To : Make a Smoke Bomb with Sugar and Potassium Nitrate

Surprisingly, making your very own smoke grenade is pretty easy—and cheap. All you need is a saucepan or skillet, piezoelectric lighter, sugar and some potassium nitrate (easily available online and in most gardening stores). Simply heat the ingredients over low heat until th ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

News : Emergency Preparedness

The first thing you need to do in case of any emergency no matter what it is, it would be make a family plan you need to be aware on what are you going to do and this is not no option. Emergency's happen all the time it could happen right know or it may occur tomorrow it does ...more

How To : Avoid dried out deer using a bbq

In this video, we learn how to avoid dried out deer using a bbq. First, heat up your smoker and add in hickory chips. First, take the deer out of the package and run them under water to clean off. After this, place into a large dish, then rub table salt onto both sides and tak ...more

How To : Get a coin out of water without getting wet

In this tutorial, we learn how to get a coin out of water without getting wet. First, place the coin inside of water on a plate. Next, use a lighter to light a piece of paper on fire, then place the paper inside the water cup and let it smoke and burn. Next, push the cup down ...more

News : Iraq War Inspires Highly Explosive Art

Photographer Sarah Pickering's explosion series are about more than just little boy fun... Via the Aperture Foundation: "Sarah Pickering identifies England's entry into the war in Iraq as the inspiration for her Explosion series. Pickering photographed the tactical use of co ...more

How To : Make an authentic Jamaican-style jerk chicken

Watch this video and find out how to make authentic Jamaican jerk chicken. The basic ingredient required to prepare this dish is Jamaican allspice or pimento berry which is powdered and pound to a paste. The chicken is rubbed with this paste and kept to marinate in the fridge ...more

How To : Perform a cool smoke trick with your finger

The commentator tells viewers they will learn how to make smoke from their fingertips. First you must tear the strip off of a matchbox. Then place the strip in an ashtray, facing upside down. Light the strip on fire and let it burn for a little while. Push the burned strip to ...more

How To : Barbeque ribs in your home oven

If you live in an apartment complex and can't barbecue, this is a great recipe for getting great-tasting ribs without the fire. This tutorial breaks down, step-by-step, the process of making this delicious meal. Ingredients: 3 pound slab of ribs Marinade: 3 Tablespoons brown ...more

How To : Cook under a tarp in rain

This is a video about shelter cooking. We are shown how people who are hammock camping in the rain are able to cook under their tarp. This is important because you have to have some way to cook under your shelter when it rains, and there's no way you can have a fire under ther ...more

How To : Make barbecued pulled pork in a smoker

Pulled pork sandwiches anyone? Watch this how to video and try this easy to do recipe for real BBQ pulled pork, all done on a simple backyard BBQ smoker. All you need for this pulled pork barbecue is 8-10lbs. of Boston butt, also known as pork shoulder, and your favorite dry r ...more

How To : Light a Cigarette with an Empty Lighter

Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your ci ...more

How To : Choose between a fireplace or fire pit

How to choose between a fireplace or a fire pit To choose between a fireplace or a fire pit you have to make a decision about what you want. If you want people to be able to sit around it you will want a fire pit. If you want to anchor a space then you will want a fireplace. T ...more

How To : Start a fire using a can and a chocolate bar

If you are stuck in the wild and run out of matches, dip into your food supply and start a fire that way. This handy tutorial will show you how to stay warm with nothing but a can and a chocolate bar. You Will Need • Aluminum can • Chocolate bar • Towel, cloth, or paper • ...more

How To : Start a fire using a hand drill

This video explains how to start a fire without matches through the use of a hand drill. To start the fire, the process consists of the use of a straight stick or weed such as goldenrod to be used as a hand drill. Hold the stick between both hands while holding it against a pi ...more

How To : Make a fire with binoculars

Colhane teaches us to prepare a pair of binoculars to make fire. If you prepare in advance it is much easier. 1. Get a pair of binoculars that has removable lenses. 2. Make a tinder ball out of grass. Make sure to grind the grass around to expose the fibers. 3. Take some jute ...more

News : What causes teen stress?

What causes stress for a teen is a lot of different things. Most of the common ones are: Parents Family Problems School Having a Job Home Not fitting in Any extra Activities/Over Scheduled Yet lot of the teens problems come from their homes but remember where you live ...more

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