Fire and Smoke Effect

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 : 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 : Create a realistic smoke effect in Houdini 10

This two-part tutorial series offers a look at the basics of smoke simulations. This first part looks at setting up a simulation, the fields involved, how to visualise them. It also looks at temperature and bouyancy as well as vortex confinement. Whether you're new to Side Eff ...more

How To : Create a smoke effect in Adobe Flash

Here’s a technique for creating smoke in Flash using the lighten blending mode and motion editor. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Create a montage red fire effect in Sony Vegas

This tutorial shows you how to create a cool red fire effect on footage in Sony Vegas. This particular footage is from Halo 3, but you could use any video game gun firing footage or whatever. Difficulty: Medium, Hard Prior Knowledge: Masking

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 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 : 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 : 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 : Make an All-Night Campfire with Just One Log

The next time you're out camping, whether it's outdoors in the wilderness or right outside in your own backyard, try this hack out for an effortless campfire all night long. While there is definitely some prep work involved, it's well worth it if you don't need a huge bonfire, ...more

How To : Heat Up Your Grilling with Wood Planks

At its core, grilling is the simplest form of cooking. You create extreme heat, you put a piece of food on top of the heat, and then you sit back and watch the magic happen. Yet despite the inherent simplicity in grilling, there are a million ways to make it more complex, more ...more

How To : Make a Fire Wire (Easy Steel Wool Fireworks)

Once you've reached an age where sparklers are no longer fun, it's time to upgrade to science and steel wool. It may be basic chemistry, but as you'll see in the video, simplicity can amaze more than complexity, as well as create some really impressive fireworks that are perfe ...more

How To : Create a flaming face of fire in After Effects

In order to be taken seriously in the world of motion graphics tutorials, one needs to teach something that everyone will remember… some kind of face distortion technique. Jerzy Drozda Jr has his "Form Face" and Andrew Kramer has his "Demon Face Warp," so the only thing that c ...more

How To : Create smoke in Photoshop

If you've ever wanted to make smoke using Photoshop you'll be able to watch this software tutorial and find out how. This smoke effect won't help your movie career but it will help you create cool photos.

How To : Carve a pumpkin that smokes

Learn how to rig your Jack O'Lantern so smoke pours from its mouth! This is a simple and inexpensive Halloween pumpkin project. You need putty and incense to create the smoke special effect for your Jack'o'Lantern. Then light the incense inside the carved out pumpkin and it wi ...more

How To : Create realistic smoke and dust particles in Maya

The key to being able to animate realistic smoke or dust is being able to master the particle texture rate technique in Maya. Once you have gotten this down, you can create any sort of particle effect, such as sand or bubbles in addition to smoke and dust. This three part tuto ...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 : Render millions of particles in Houdini 10

This two-part tutorial looks at the techniques for rendering millions of particles in Houdini 10. The first part looks at using the popsolver to manipulate particles using both the standard pop nodes and dynamics forces. We use the interact pop, and random grouping of particle ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Create a 1920's Old Hollywood chestnut bun

First things first: The chestnut bun does indeed resemble those round brown nuts you roast by the fire around Christmastime. Composed of a high ponytail that is wrapped inward on itself and pinned up for a fanned out A-line effect, the chestnut bun has been a popular celebrit ...more

How To : Make fire in After Effects

What is a cooler effect than fire? Not much! Check out this tutorial and learn how to make very cool flames and explosions in Adobe After Effects..from scratch! This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of making very cool fire effects. Learn this technique ...more

How To : Create a fireball in After Effects

Devin shows you how to create a fireball or energy ball effect in this After Effects tutorial. There are many ways to create a fire ball effect and this is just one of them. So watch the After Effects tutorial to get the idea then get creative with your own energy fire balls. ...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

News : Sun, Moon and Star School Spells

Hey wizards! I've compiled a list of all the Sun, Moon and Star spells you can learn, who to learn it from and what level is required to use it. Sorry, no pics. Scroll down to the bottom for links.Solar Spell List Enchantments Cloak - 0 pips Effect: Cloak a Ward or Charm Locat ...more

How To : Create animated flames in Photoshop

In this tutorial, learn how to make an animated fire flame effect in Photoshop. Step by step instructions are gone over on how to create this perfect addition to any animation or presentation. Create fire flames in Photoshop with help from this tutorial. Create animated flames ...more

News : Sun Picture from My New Solar Telescope

There is going to be an annular solar eclipse on May 20th that will be visible in a narrow pathway that covers part of Eastern Asia and the Western United States. The eclipse will be seen as a partial eclipse over a much greater region of the World. I live in Redding, Californ ...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

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Create an outward explosion in After Effects

This After Effects tutorial shows you how to create an outward explosion, useful if you want to blow out windows or doors. Also create cool glowing flame effects for added realism. Make sure you have or get some fire/explosion footage to use for your effect. Create an outward ...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

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 : Create a burning bevel effect in Photoshop

For all you artists who can't get enough fire in your layout designs, this tutorial will teach you how to create a burning bevel effect in Adobe Photoshop. Create a burning bevel effect in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on artcone.com

How To : Create smoke text using particleIllusion

Learn some of the basics of Wondertouch's particleIllusion 3.0 software and how to create a smoking text effect using it. Create smoke text using particleIllusion. Click through to watch this video on filmmakingcentral.com

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 : 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

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

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