Blender has a set of fluid simulation tools to create things like fire and smoke effects. A new experimental branch in Blender features a new way to create fluid simulations. Manaflow. The Blender Made Easy Channel (hosted by Stephen Pearson) shows us how to create a fire sim using this new simulator.
“Mantaflow is a new way to simulate smoke and water, and you can create some very realistic results pretty easily.” The tutorial covers setting up the scene and creating the fire simulation. Then has a look into material and lighting. Finally, the tutorial shows how to render out frames and sequence them in the Video Sequence Editor in Blender.
Mantaflow is an open-source fluid simulation framework developed and maintained at the Games Engineering group of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).