I wanted to bring in a snowstorm and create the effect of particles and smoke colliding with the ship. In addition to the thrusters raising smoke from the ground!
I thought of progressing in the following way:
- Create the basic environment
- Create the effect, look and animation of the thrusters
- Create the effect and simulation of smoke and particles reacting to the proximity of the thrusters
- Create the effect and simulation of smoke and particles from the snowstorm colliding with the ship
I did these ones in two parts, so I could have them separetaly in post.
Total render time was 383 hours.
Once again I would like to thank to everyone who followed up while I was making this, to everyone who helped me with technical problems and feedbacks and to the moderation from Houdini BR Discord server for hosting up this challenge.
Please don't forget to watch the end result in HQ, as well as the breakdown video.
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