Fire and smoke portal with 3ds max and FumeFX

Login to Follow
Last modification: 10 Jun, 2019
  • Film & VFX
  • VFX
  • 3ds Max
Skill Level
  • Intermediate
11 min



In this tutorial we're going to show you how to create a portal effect that was inspired by the Avengers Infinity War movie portal that appears when Thanos arrives to Wakanda. The portal in that shot displays dark tendrils with small lightings that illuminates it. Instead of the bluish glow we went with the fiery look and simulation that has benefitted from more detail.

We're going to use FumeFX's Effector to control the smoke tendrils around the torus and for final rendering we will use the Arnold renderer. Scanline renderer scene is also provided.


Tutorial files:


Posted By
  • 3ds Max
  • VFX
To post a comment please login or register
*Save $70 per month on Autodesk's Suggested Retail Price (SRP) when purchasing 1 year term 3ds Max or Maya subscription.