Ever wanted to learn how to create awesome explosions in Maya? Then this tutorial by Dimitar Katerov might be exactly what your looking for.
Check out the above preview and head over to Cgtuts+ to try it out for yourself, be sure to post your final result here for all to see!
About this tut:
Maya fluids gives you the tools to simulate any kind of smoke, fire, water, explosions, wind effects etc. and is a very powerful tool for every FX artist. The fluid simulations and shading can be as different as night and day, but they rely on the same attributes which you’ll better understand after completing this tutorial.
You’ll learn to animate and shade fluids, understand all of the major attributes, learn how adding fields will allow you to gain better control over your simulation, and how to light and render the final animation.