Fire and Smoke VFX for a Commercial & R&D

I created all of the VFX for this spot on a pretty quick timeline. I also Supervised the shoot and created some basic previs from set measurements. We had some practical fire on set but it wasn’t enough so I added digital fire with TFD and also had the DP shoot some practical elements for me to layer in as well. 

Here is some R&D I was doing with TFD and X-Particles.


  • Gord on May 19, 2013 Reply

    Just for fun, if you ever decide to do the smokng bird effect except with a person walking 90deg to the camera and then slowed it down in twixtor or something, I’d like to see that. I haven’t been able to pull it off yet.

  • Gord on May 19, 2013 Reply

    Hey Josh. The fire and smoke looks flawless. Great job.

    • Josh on Jul 08, 2013 Reply

      Thanks so much, Gord! Sorry for the late reply. Been crazy. I plan to do a person soon. Interesting about the twixtor idea. Cheers man.

  • J on Feb 20, 2013 Reply

    Very nice work! I love TFD and am excited to learn more and put it to use.

    • Josh on Jul 08, 2013 Reply

      Hey thanks! More to come and TFD tutorials too ;).

  • megaman on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    Please make a detail long tutorial using c4d and tfd and particles……My fire never looks right

    • Josh on Mar 15, 2013 Reply

      Hi, I have tutorials in the works but it’s very slow going. Sorry, I’ve been very busy.

  • Julius Tuomisto on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    Really nice work Josh.

    • Josh on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

      Thanks so much, Julius!!

  • Sean on Dec 17, 2012 Reply

    Great work on the fire and smoke!!

    • Josh on Dec 18, 2012 Reply

      Thank you, Sean!! Thanks for taking a look too.

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