*NOTE WHILE SOME OF THESE TECHNIQUES STILL APPLY THE WORKFLOW IS QUITE DIFFERENT IN HOUDINI 12 AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE VIDEO EXACTLY - SEE THE SMOKE IN H12 VIDEOS*
A look at the basics of smoke simulations. It is worth looking at the video series on volumes before doing the smoke tutorials.
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.
Some of the example files are at sites.google.com/site/pqhoudinitutorial/
NOTE: With Houdini 11 the method of sourcing smoke has changed, using the smoke from volume shelf tool produces the same result as the old shelf tool. See the Sourcing in H11 Video vimeo.com/18853332