Cinematic Explosions pack 01

MaMiZh - Visual Effects - Jun 19, 2024
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A pack of cinematic explosions with the ability to change the color variations of smoke.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    5.3 - 5.4
  • Download Type
    Asset Pack
    This product contains an assortment of Unreal Engine assets which can be imported into a pre-existing project of your choice.

A variety of VDB explosions for use in cinematic scenes in the Unreal Engine. To reduce disk space, it was necessary to speed up the dissipation of smoke. The simulation duration is limited to 100 frames. In the future, if there are requests, I can increase the simulation duration in the next packs.

In order to emphasize your artistic taste and make a certain emphasis on the smoke, you can use the entire set of color palettes and the ability to flexibly shift the ranges of color exposure to smoke.

Technical Details

Demo video


  • Number of unique VDB simulations: 10: 7 on the ground, 3 in the air;
  • VDB fields in the simulation: density, temperature, colorfloat;
  • The almost limitless variety of smoke colors is achieved by using the colorfloat additional field;
  • The min/max number of frames of the explosion VDB: 70/100.

Number of Unique Effects

Number of Materials: 11

Supported Development Platforms

Windows: Yes

Important/Additional Notes

1) Import the explosion VDB file to the folder of the same name in your UE project.

2) When importing VDB into a scene, the following field allocation order is recommended:

Attribute A:

R - density

G - colorfloat

Attribute B:

R - temperature.

It's okay if you got something mixed up or wanted to do it your own way. You can always make your own changes in the material settings.

3) Create a heterogeneous volume and assign the necessary ready-made material to it.

4) To play and loop explosions, enable the "Playing" and "Looping" checkboxes on the "Animation" tab.

5) To exclude volume flickering, please enable the "Issue Blocking Requests" checkbox in the "Source Volume Texture Streaming" tab.

6) If you experience any noticeable frame drops, please increase the "Mip Level" value in the "Advanced" tab to 1 or 2.

7) Before rendering, just in case, please set the "Mip Level" value back to the default (0).