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3D Fire for VR System - Best method to create realistic fire ?

Discussion in 'General Graphics' started by Shoorty, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Shoorty

    Shoorty

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    Hello guys,

    i'm totally new to Unity 3D and computer graphics, but i'm working on a project for realistic effects (fire & smoke) for a VR System.

    Actually i'm searching for the best method to create realistic fire in Unity 3D.
    I read about the particle system of Unity, which i can't use for my project. Is there any other method that can work for me ?

    I had an idea (and it was just an idea - don't know if it would be possible to implement) of creating a 3D Model (like a Blender Model) based on some mathematic descriptions of flames and animating this fire in Unity - would it be possible to implement ? Or just a crazy thought ?

    Maybe you laugh of this chimera, but i just tried to think about some "maybe working" methods at night ;)


    Thanks a lot for incoming help !

    Greetz
     
  2. KEngelstoft

    KEngelstoft

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    That should be possible, but a potential costly solution memory wise.

    The game called Ryse did geometry streaming for their destruction effects and added some compression on top. Check out their presentation from Siggraph2014.
     
  3. theANMATOR2b

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    Could use a billboard/sprite using film footage of an actual fire.
     
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  4. varfare

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  5. mgear

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