Sunday, 18 December 2011

Avatar Last Airbender - Fire bending - Case Study

 ..."Firebending, one of the four elemental bending arts, is the pyrokinetic ability to create and control fire. The people of the Fire Nation, as well as the lesser known Sun Warriors, practise this type of bending..."Similar, if
not same effect is possible to achieve using particle driven fluids with Maya or with FumeFx using Max and here is test render using particles and Maya fluids

Using similar method it is possible to "bend" water as well, but in that case particles are meshed together, also possible in Maya or using Real Flow.


  1. Nice particle effects, I wonder if you could post up a guide tutorial on how to morph the fire to a desired shape? Cheers.

  2. Hi,

    Thanks! Yes, I'm planing tutorial as well. In short, it's a fluid driven by particles. Same setup works in maya and in max using fumefx.