Hello i wanted to include a smoke animation for a render. I have watched a lot of videos about the smoke animation and how to change the color but it is not working for me. suspiciously the standart smoke is also black instead of grey, and it stays that way.

Here are the things i tried, maybe i´ve done something wrong:

-changing the color of the smoke of the flow object
-changing the color in the materials (I heard that doesnt works anyways since 2.79)
-changing the color in the compositor.
-edit: i actually got it halfway working by only changing one notes color input but that is not the result i want + it is supposed to work otherways

Thank you, this is really bothering me as it is supposed to be working.

just black smoke instead of grey one still black smoke, color is set to red halfway working but inconvenient and not good lookin^^


You have to change the color of both Volume Scatter AND Volume Absorption. Also, you might obtain better'n'nicer control of your coloring by using a color ramp + the density attribute plugged in :

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Yea well I tried plugging in both but thats just not working... I ll post another picture where I tried your exact way $\endgroup$ – Timo Gutsche Nov 22 '18 at 23:59
  • $\begingroup$ Have you lighted up your smoke? It needs a fair amount of light to show up. Maybe give us your .blend file so we can investigate. $\endgroup$ – L0Lock Nov 23 '18 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ Okay here you can download the link on Dropbox. pls only use the file for solving this problem. the layer should already be selected but it is in the bottem right of the first group. dropbox.com/s/5m0mw8i6c7s1wrr/The%20Summoning.blend1?dl=0 $\endgroup$ – Timo Gutsche Nov 23 '18 at 13:34
  • $\begingroup$ Obviously, it works: i.imgur.com/AVId19U.png It's even better if you actually light it up, just a simple sun lamp gives that: i.imgur.com/gJDdVgq.png $\endgroup$ – L0Lock Nov 23 '18 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ Oh man well thank you a lot I never thought it would be a missing light, unfortunately the world lighting wasnt enough. thank you for your help I appreciate it ! $\endgroup$ – Timo Gutsche Nov 23 '18 at 21:09

also when I plugg in both the smoke stays Black

Still Black


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.