How to simulate explosions in Maya

Explosions are a huge part of our entertainment, from video games to action films. However, most of the explosions you see on screens aren’t real.  

There are a lot of things that go into simulating an explosion. You have to think about the units you’ll be using, and consider the fuel that’s supposedly igniting it. You also have to think about how high the impact will go, the colours that’ll show up and the directions it’ll travel in. All these things and many more combine to give you the perfect explosion that looks stunning on the screen.

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A motion graphics and VFX artist from Pakistan with nine years' experience, Syawish loves motion graphics and making video tutorials.