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Learn Blender Simulations the Right Way

By Stephen Pearson
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    Chapter 1: An Introduction to Mantaflow
About this book
Blender is a free, open source 3D software that allows you to create stunning visual graphics, animation, VFX, and much more! This book is an in-depth guide to creating realistic and eye-catching simulations, understanding the various settings and options around their creation, and learning how to troubleshoot solutions to your own Blender problems. In addition, this book can also be used to simulate the behavior of certain physics effects, such as fire, fluid, soft bodies, and rigid bodies. You’ll learn how to use Mantaflow, an open source framework within Blender software, to create fire, smoke, and fluid simulations. As you progress, you’ll understand how to easily produce satisfying rigid and soft body simulations, along with cloth simulations. Finally, you’ll use Dynamic Paint, Blender’s modifier, and the physics system to create eye-catching animations. By the end of this Blender book, you’ll have created a number of animations on your own, such as a campfire, waterfalls, and explosions. You’ll also have gained a deeper understanding of all the simulation options in Blender, which you can use to create portfolio-ready animations.
Publication date:
November 2022
Publisher
Packt
Pages
368
ISBN
9781803234151

 

Part 1: Using Mantaflow for Fire, Smoke, and Fluids

To start our journey of learning about Blender simulations, we will be taking a look at Mantaflow! Step by step, we will learn the basics and what it takes to create fire, smoke, and fluid simulations! From campfires to explosions to waterfalls, we will learn all there is to know about Mantaflow and how to use it in Blender!

In this part, we will cover the following topics:

  • Chapter 1, An Introduction to Mantaflow
  • Chapter 2, Understanding Domains, Flows, and Effectors
  • Chapter 3, Creating a Realistic Campfire Simulation
  • Chapter 4, Creating a Waterfall Using Mantaflow
  • Chapter 5, Creating a Realistic Explosion
About the Author
  • Stephen Pearson

    Stephen Pearson is a 3D artist, graphic designer, video producer, and the founder of BlenderMadeEasy. He has worked in the 3D industry for over 8 years and has produced several best-selling courses on architectural visualization, Visual Effects (VFX) simulations, and animation. He started using Blender in 2014 as a fun hobby, but now he uses it to teach other 3D artists around the world. In his spare time, he enjoys riding motorcycles and creating artwork.

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