Thomas Gathercole shows how to create fireworks in Maya using Maya’s particle systems. Maya does have some pre-built particle fireworks that you can select and use, however as Thomas notes, creating them from scratch is a fantastic way to learn not only Maya’s particle environment but some expressions as well.

A tutorial that shows how to create fireworks from scratch using Maya’s particle systems.

Here, Thomas provides a step by step look at creating the Firework effects in Maya, starting at setting up the scene for rendering, creating the particle groups and emitters, and their attributes. This is a pretty basic tutorial, so if you are just starting out, this will be a great way to understand Maya’s workflows, and particle systems.