Tuesday, November 9th, 2021: 3D Community News 

U-Render - Getting started with U-Render in Cinema 4D

The Gnomon Workshop has released a workshop for Pyro FX in Houdini Vol 1 by Alasgar Hasanov, an introduction to Pyro FX for smoke and fire simulation in Houdini 18.5.

Some of the topics you will learn in this workshop are:

  • Houdini 18.5 Pyro Fx workflow overview.
  • Pyro smoke sourcing and solver settings part 1.
  • Pyro smoke sourcing and solver settings part 2.
  • Small-scale Pyro Fx case study: Wispy smoke & Dry Ice.
  • Large-scale Pyro Fx case study: big smoke Columns 1 and 2.
  • Pyro Combustion Fire sourcing and Sim settings.
  • Fire case Studies (Camp fire).

In case you finished Vol 1, you can proceed to Vol 2.

Some of the topics Vol 2 covers are:

  • Large Scale Fire with Smoke parts 1, 2, and 3.
  • Explosions, Sourcing Basics, and case studies parts 1, 2, and 3.
  • Pyro Fx Lighting and Rendering Part 1 and 2.

The Gnomon workshop offers a monthly subscription of $49/month or yearly $490/year to access all their workshops.

Enjoy these video tutorials Vol 1 and Vol 2 below:

Volume 1.


Volume 2.


Alasgar Hasanov has over seven years of experience in the CG/VFX industry. Originally from Toronto working as a generalist in his start, his primary focus was on Fx, and he worked in many featured movies such as Dark Phoenix (X-Men), It Chapter Two, Bad Boys for Life, Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe).

The Gnomon Workshop was founded by Alex Alvarez in 2000; it was established as a professional replacement for the award-winning Gnomon School in Hollywood, California.