Intro to Explosions with TFD and Particles

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 an 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.

Hope you enjoy it!

Also, last month I was busy working on my friend David’s new short film “Late for Meeting“. I created some fluid and particle sims for it. TFD and XP were used.




  • Jimmy Fallon on Jun 15, 2014 Reply

    Man, love the tutorials, but you should have a download link with the project you use in the video. But epic tutorials, keep it up. Love TFD and your tuts. Thanks!

    • Josh on Jul 02, 2014 Reply

      Thanks, Jimmy! Good idea. I just really encourage people to try and build the project themselves but I will share it next time if you think it would be helpful.

  • Geoff Swartz on Jan 18, 2014 Reply

    Any ideas on when your other turbulence fd will be ready? Thanks!

    • Geoff Swartz on Jan 18, 2014 Reply

      I meant to say other turbulence fd TUTORIAL:) Then one for helloluxx. Sorry.

      • Josh on Jan 18, 2014 Reply

        Hey Geoff, I don’t have an exact date but hopefully soon. Have made good progress. In the next month or so.

  • anthony abbott on Nov 23, 2013 Reply

    Thanks so much! I feel it pretty hard to get solid tut’s on TFD. This helped a lot on your thought process and overall approach.

    • Josh on Nov 24, 2013 Reply

      You are welcome! Thanks for watching. I’ve been using TFD for quite some time now on real word projects and of course test ones too. I have more training coming. ;)

  • pu on Nov 22, 2013 Reply

    thanks a lot for your feedback josh! My bad! I downloaded the last version of turbulence, and when I started the simulation, fd told me that I need version 2.1 of x-particles, to make the tag working ;)
    I am just wondering if the method that I am using, works the same like yours.

    • Josh on Nov 24, 2013 Reply

      You are quite welcome! No problem at all :). Glad you got it sorted.

  • pu on Nov 20, 2013 Reply

    Hey Josh thanks a lot for this tutorial!! I am just at the half of it and I had to stop to figure out how to generate fd from x-particles. I added a fd tag to the paricle emitter like you but it doesn’t work. anyway by adding TP and assigning a group to x-particles, I made it work. I don’t understand why it doesn’t work like you!
    btw thanks a lot for this suuuper nice tutorial Josh!!!

    • Josh on Nov 21, 2013 Reply

      Hi! You are quite welcome. Strange why it isn’t working. My guess is you either have an older version of X-Particles or TFD installed. Feel free to send me the file if you want.


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