Today i open my pc to see my render has failed, there is no smoke in my scene.

I have made the animation and included smoke, the letters are fine but the smoke does not appear in the animation render. I have rendered the scene with "Render Image" and everything seemed ok? but when i render animation the smoke does not seem to show.

I am sure it has something to do with the render process and i have spent hours researching this to no avail. You can get the blender file here: https://mega.nz/#!slNTFDKK!ZkCzXKKlv8EtrLOxq1V2glWrp_p0Bbl9-Rk-4UWClTo Thank you.


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  • $\begingroup$ How about when you press F12, does it appear there? $\endgroup$ – eromod May 7 '16 at 2:29
  • $\begingroup$ When I render a still frame of your scene I don't get any smoke. Are you using GPU rendering? If so, maybe try disabling GPU rendering just as a test to see if anything changes. (FYI my system is a Mac, running OS X 10.10 and Blender 2.77) $\endgroup$ – Mentalist May 8 '16 at 13:31
  • $\begingroup$ Come to think of it, it also may have something to do with the smoke being cached or not. Still testing... $\endgroup$ – Mentalist May 8 '16 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ I reserched it and my Rendering ... thing... is set to CPU. $\endgroup$ – Griffin Maree May 8 '16 at 15:06

Ok guys i figured it out... and im an idiot.

Turns out the smoke rendering only begins at frame 2. I never let it go past 1 :/


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