I started working on this personal FX Shot 2 weeks ago in my free time, I want to do something cooler than a typical volcano eruption, I was going more for the Kronos Sequence style shot from Wrath of The Titans (MPC) and have full destruction of a Mountain as Lava/Pyroclastic smoke bursts out. Right now I don't have time to go onto the Lava and Pyroclastic Sims, but I plan to in the next few weeks, so I decided to show my progress so far.
The Mountain/Volcano destruction is done in ThinkingParicles, Not just Volume breaker, but pre fraged and then multi level VB Breaks based on thresholds. The Debris are done in TP and PFlow and are baked to Alembic.
I did some work for the Bushes on the Volcano/Mountains base that get wiped out from the shockwave (Not there yet!) I went to Maya nCloth and setup a system for these aswell as PFlow for the non hero bush destruction. Again all via Alembic. The Lava is a WIP from RealFlow, the Lava sims will be another big part of the shot. Lots of heavy FumeFX work for this coming up also.
Thanks for watching- N