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ShakeySco

So I made a 3D animation of a smoke grenade...

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This is just a little something I played about with to try get acquainted with the smoke simulator. The model didn't take me too long to make. I messed up at the start with the smoke simulation. The smoke that was coming out of the emitters was far too thick and chunky for the smoke grenade model and looked silly. So silly me, scaled everything up massively. Obviously I got the same problem. Sorted that problem when a very helpful person gave me some pointers.

To get the effect of the smoke being forced out of the nozzle, I used a half sphere and emitters. The emitters themselves had a very short life span, around 10-20 frames I'm sure, but they also had acceptable force on the Z axis. This and a slight random direction effect gave me a pretty good looking "spray".

Render time took me about a week (I think). Each frame of smoke took around 20-25 minutes. The full animation is 500 frames. I think I still need to play around with my settings to get faster renders without compromising the quality. I edited it and added in some sound effects with music.

Hope you all enjoy! 
As always, thank you for your time! And remember, I'm still a noob at animating :P

 

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Thank you Sorrow! Honestly makes my day when people like stuff I make. It's just a hobby so I don't take myself too seriously haha

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It looks really good, however the "opening" of the grenade seems to be a bit slow. 

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Thank you Alexander :). If you are talking about the metal handle thing that springs open then yes I agree. It took a lot of playing around with to get it the way it is. I wanted it so that the "top" of the smoke grenade stayed in the shot. If I animated the spring part too fast, the physics made it fly off into the distance which didn't really look realistic. 

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Thank you Alexander :). If you are talking about the metal handle thing that springs open then yes I agree. It took a lot of playing around with to get it the way it is. I wanted it so that the "top" of the smoke grenade stayed in the shot. If I animated the spring part too fast, the physics made it fly off into the distance which didn't really look realistic. 

Allright, good to know :)

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