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I'm trying to simulate the smoke coming out of a smokestack. I have had some success using the quick smoke tool to create a vertically rising plume but I've been unsuccessful applying a wind force field to get it to travel horizontally after leaving a smokestack. I don't see how I can influence the force field to act horizontally with the quick smoke tool. When I turn on the wind force in the quick smoke options it seems to only allow vertical wind. Any insights would be appreciated.

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  • $\begingroup$ Where have you turned on the wind force in the quick smoke options? If a wind force field is created then you can rotate it. If there is no force field you can add it in Object mode with Shift+A, Force Field > Wind $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Jul 30 '21 at 21:10
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  • Add Force Filed Object type Wind, rotate 90 deg
  • Under Physics Properties set Strenght like 25

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If you tried to affect smoke under Smoke Domain properties Field Weight > Wind ... it just saying how much Force Field object should affect domain.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, that helps me understand the purpose of some of the parameters. Still, when I create a wind force from the Add menu (Thanks Blunder) and rotate it and use the parameters shown by vklidu I still don't have the wind affecting the smoke. Do I need to somehow connect the wind and the smoke for the physics to work? $\endgroup$
    – spatial
    Jul 31 '21 at 18:09
  • $\begingroup$ Have you baked the simulation after you added the force field? The Manta flow simulations (quick smoke, fluid, fire) require a lot of baking. Just noticed that it's not mentioned in vklidu's answer yet. $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Jul 31 '21 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ OK, I started from scratch and I don't know if it makes a difference but I created the wind forcefield first, then added the smoke domain and it worked. If the order that the objects are added is irrelevant that I probably got my self into a pile of incompatable options and just needed to start with a clean slate. Thanks to all for your advice. $\endgroup$
    – spatial
    Aug 3 '21 at 19:18

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