Playing with Krakatoa and PFlow – part 2

In this tutorial for 3ds max we’ll finalize the Playing with Krakatoa series. We’ll continue to work a little bit on PFlow setup,  trying to find the best compromise in rendering using Krakatoa. Then we set the shading properties in Krakatoa finding a good look with not so much particles in rendering to be fast, and we’ll add some different colored light sources. Final step will be to move the frames in Combustion to play a little bit with different tools to find our final look.


Final results:

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30 Responses to “Playing with Krakatoa and PFlow – part 2”
  1. Posts: 33
    Johan Alfort says:

    Wow, another super tutorial, Thank you very much, very informative and super results!

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Hi Johan, thanks. As you know we are working a lot on Krakatoa/particles tutorials, ans soon we’ll release more complex example.

      • Posts: 2

        I’m waiting your Krakatoa tut, very impressive and easy to learn PF & Krakatoa. Thank you for your tutorials Alessandro=))

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Thanks to you to be there ! You know, it is a pleasure for us to release videos for you

  2. Posts: 208
    hawkeye134 says:

    [Referring to the video sample] It’s a very pretty abstract piece of art Alessandro :) reminds me of a solution dissolving in water.

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Thanks, in the future we’ll prepare more complex abstract art done with Krakatoa and PFlow, that’s just an introduction ! 😉

  3. Posts: 7
    Daniel says:

    NOW this is what i am talking about!! Cool tuts!! keep it coming!! I saw the other one on vimeo with the warner logo…part 2 is coming soon i guess right?

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Hi Daniel, thanks for the comment. Sure, Part 2 will be finished next week and will be published just after Part 1 😉
      If you have suggestions for more tutorials you like to see, please do it


  4. Posts: 9

    a very good tutorial….a question…any chance to include the source files for old versions such as Max 2010..thank you in adv

  5. Posts: 5
    Marc Andres says:

    Alessandro, thanks for the tutorial. Krakatoa is a very complex plugin and with your tuts is more easy to start with it. When a tutorial combining PFlow Krakaoa and Real Flow?

  6. Posts: 2
    daelril says:

    hi, i’m currently following your tutorial, and something weird happens. I waqs going to use the exact same values as you, the problem is that when i add the first spawning, i get an amazing amount of particles, much much more than you did. I had to lower the values or i wouldn’t have been able to work properly. Did i do something wrong?

  7. Posts: 1
    freeminder says:

    In lasst part we prepair the setup fo partical flow/ You remembers thats the result/ Pls tell we where we prepair the setup) Thx

  8. Posts: 1
    riad says:

    the second part is totally different from the first one..Am a newbie,,i dont know how u set it up..the values u used,,,stuff like that..please need some help.

  9. Posts: 1

    I can’t download the video and source file =/
    I get this message:
    Not Found
    The resource could not be found.

    Could you please reupload it?
    Thanks in advanced!

  10. Posts: 1

    I’ve get the same problem, can’t download the video and the source file for better understand the exercice.

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      a.cangelosi says:

      Hi Mathias, thanks for your post, we are trying to understand why it is not downloadable, stay tuned for a solution

  11. Posts: 2
    wang yun says:

    when i see the intruduction ,i was attracted deeply!thank you share so good video!

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