Hey Guys, I'm taking a break from my Helloluxx Turbulence FD and particle training to create an intro to explosions using TFD and X-Particles Tutorial. Yes, I'm taking a break from TFD for more TFD haha :). So this a 'quick' intro to explosions tutorial that goes on for about an hour. These techniques can be translated to the standard built-in particles or Thinking Particles too. I just prefer to work with X-Particles for most of my projects that call for particle work now days.
Here's a quick comparison of the newest build of Turbulence FD. I'm testing out the new feature Sub-Grid Detail. It lets you add noise to your simulation at render time. Very powerful feature. Here's an explosion I made pretty quickly to show the new feature in action.
General settings info:
Sim time: 12 minutes
Render with Sub-Grid: 52 minutes
Render without Sub-Grid: 18 minutes
Resolution up to 160x153x96
step size: 25%
Sub-Grid Detail Settings: Noise .4ft, smallest scale .2ft, largest scale .8ft, small power .56.
Rendered on a 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Mac Pro. 10 GB Ram