Working With a Bifrost Explosion Compound

John Paul Giancarlo shows how to set up an explosion, save it as VDB and more.

Bifrost comes with all kinds of presets, known as compounds to help artists get started with a range of effects. If you’ve never worked with compounds before, then have a look at this walkthrough from Autodesk’s Technical Specialist South Europe, John Paul Giancarlo. The tutorial shows how to work with a Bifrost Explosion.

Giancarlo shows how to set up Bifrost explosions using a preset compound and then shows how to save it as a VDB sequence. There is also some tip sin there to accelerate the preview process for the explosion effect in Maya.