VFX Tutorials and Training
Freebies! Clouds, Smoke, Fire and Explosions!

Hey all,

Been a bit slow on the tutorials lately, so I have posted some freebies here for you to download:

http://community.hitfilm.com/index.php?/topic/2456-freebies-clouds-smoke-fire-and-explosions/

Contents:

Cloud and Smoke Textures

While researching volumetric cloud creation techniques, I rendered out a bunch of cloud and smoke images. They have varying pattern types, densities and shapes. These can be used in Hitfilm, After Effects and Nuke for particle textures and also in any of your favourite 3d Applications as sprites. Rendered at 1K Square then cropped down to the edges, the resolutions vary but are all decent quality. 24 individual cloud and smoke textures in .PNG format with embedded alpha.

As a bonus, I have also created a Photoshop brush collection from these images. Perfect for painting clouds and smoke!


Fire Stock Footage

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This clip is 25 seconds long, so would work great for long shots. Works best on a dark background, but play around with blending modes and color correction to achieve the desired result. 25 seconds at 24FPS .MOV file with PNG compression and embedded alpha channel. Rendered at 1920x1080 and cropped to the needed area.

Explosion Stock Footage

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This clip is 4 seconds long and is a very simple burst explosion with smoke. Works best on a dark background, but play around with the blending modes and color correction to achieve the desired result. 4 seconds at 24FPS .MOV file with PNG compression and embedded alpha channel. Rendered at 1920x1080 and cropped to the needed area.


Preview video containing the fire and explosion clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWR0FAT7vRk

So what are the rules for using these freebies?:


  • Can be used for personal and commercial projects
  • If you do use these elements, let me know so I can check it out
  • If you use these for a tutorial you make, you must credit me and send me a link to the tutorial
  • These files must not be redistributed. If you want to share them, link them to this post


There is a README and Licence text file in the download with some more information

So, hopefully you guys find these useful!

Cheers,

Daniel Dye.

Lack of Updates

I just want to apologise for the lack of tutorials being released lately.

I have just begun work on some key shots for a short film currently in post production. But don’t worry, I will be back on track soon!