simulationsHow to Create a Flamethrower

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Tags - Smoke
Software:
  • Blender 2.57b
Discover How To:
  • How to use the smoke simulator
  • How to turn smoke into fire
  • How to make fire glow using the compositor
Software:
  • Blender 2.57b
Discover How To:
  • How to use the smoke simulator
  • How to turn smoke into fire
  • How to make fire glow using the compositor

It’s something I’ve been wanting to create for a while but never got round to it: Flamethrowers.

Whilst it would suck to come across one in real life, watching them on video is somewhat mesmerizing. It’s like a water hose that shoots fire! :D

Whenever I play Team Fortress 2 I nearly always choose the Pyro class (I like it when they run). So it makes sense that after a long TF2 session on Saturday morning that my first instinct was to boot up blender and mash away at the smoke simulator. It wasn’t long before a somewhat realistic flamethrower was achieved.

Finished Result

Further Inspiration

Not sure where to go with this tutorial? Check out these links for some firey inspiration:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Post your animations in the comments below :)

Download finished .blend

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