How to Create Fire With Birfost Aero

Reza Sarkamari covers working with the Bifrost Aero solver to create fire.

A new tutorial from Reza Sarkamari covers creating a realistic fire simulation using Maya’s Bifrost Graph and the Aero solver. Bifrost has a quick-start fire compound that you can “explode” and use to get you started quickly. Still, it’s a good idea to get to know Bifrost on a fundamental level by creating some things from scratch. Sarkamari’s tutorial is excellent for this.

Get to Know Bifrost Aero.

The tutorial covers starting with some input geometry and converting it into volume Air, adding fuel and combustion compounds to ignite the flame.

The tutorial also gets into how to use influence compounds to apply force fields and art-direct the look of simulation. Finally, caching and rendering using Arnold standard volume. “As usual, I tried to squeeze many useful tricks into the tutorial. Hopefully, by the end of the video, you should create a pyro-dynamic effect from scratch using the Bifrost Aero system,” Reza says.

About Reza Sarkamari.

Reza Sarkamari has nearly two decades in the industry under his belt and is a Maya Certified Professional, a Nuke Certified Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Specialist.