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Cinema 4D Video Tutorial: Creating Realistic Smoke

Caleb Ward

Create organic looking smoke effects inside Cinema 4D – no third party plugins required!

Creating realistic smoke in post can be a significant challenge. Mimicking the billowing movement, modeling realistic particles, tweaking the opacity – there’s a lot to consider. Many VFX pros use JawSet’s TurbulenceFD plug-in to create realistic smoke and fire effects in Cinema4D or After Effects. TurbulenceFD is a powerhouse, but it will set you back several hundred dollars. So how do you create smoke with the native tools inside C4D ?

The following video tutorial demonstrates how to create realistic smoke in Cinema 4D with only a few clicks of the mouse. It’s a lot easier than you might imagine and can be done with native Cinema 4D tools:

What’s smoke without an explosion to precede it? Check out our ‘Creating Explosions in Cinema 4D‘ post to figure out how to explode objects using Cinema 4D.

Have any tips for making better smoke in Cinema 4D?
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