Blender Principled Volume for Fire+Smoke Simulation

In this tutorial we use the new “Principled Volume” node in Blender for quick and easy fire + smoke simulations.

With the “Principled Volume” node you get both smoke AND flames in Blender Cycles – all with just a single material node. And it also helps to keep the node tree to a minimum, even if we want or need to do more fancy things with fire/smoke – as you can see in this quick video tutorial.

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Tools used in this video:
Blender 2.79

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