VFX Reference Vault: Smoke

Explore our VFX team's favorite reference material as we open our vault of inspiration for a peek into our stash.

VFX Reference Vault: Smoke

Welcome back to the Beyond-FX Reference Vault

Our secret stash of VFX reference materials remains open and ready for sharing! Join us as we showcase some of our favorite materials for some of the most needed real-time VFX. Who knows, these might be just the thing your own real-time VFX reference vault needs.

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Where there’s smoke, there’s certainly going to be some fiery-looking reference for all your VFX smoke needs! Got a fire blazing and need smoke? We’ve got you covered. Burning building? Industrial smokestacks? Aftermath of a crash? Check, check, and check. From the small smoke of a campfire to the massive smoke of a wildfire, there’s no shortage of references for a hungry visual effects artist.

Don your thinking cap and browse our curated list of smoke references below:

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Explosion

NASA | Sarychev Volcano Eruption from the International Space Station

Mad Max: Fury Road Tanker Explosion

Dante’s Peak - The Volcano Explodes

Dunkirk - Ending Scene

Truck Explosion

Pre-Arrival 2 Alarm Structure Fire

Pre-Arrival Fully Involved Truck Fire

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