I am trying to do a simulation for a powder spread out of capsules. I did a particle system alone and a smoke alone. But I had two problems now. I need to make the smoke react with the particles to be more real like if I can make every particle have a little smoke around it? And I couldn't change the color for the smoke even!? I did put too much light just to make it like that and I need it white.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you using blender internal or blender cycles render ? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 11:24
  • $\begingroup$ I am using cycles until now. @ShamsEl-Deen $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 12:26
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    $\begingroup$ There's a way to either base smoke physics on particles simulation (choosing particles system as flow source in the smoke emitter settings) or make particles follow smoke using Smoke Flow force field, see blender.stackexchange.com/questions/52257/… $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ Could you give a download to the .blend file? $\endgroup$
    – Grimtin10
    Commented May 14, 2018 at 1:27
  • $\begingroup$ When you say react do you mean that you want the smoke to apply force ( and thus generate movement) to your particles or do you mean you want the shader to produce a different look when the particles are in the smoke? $\endgroup$
    – Steve
    Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 18:25

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I created an example Scene with a smoke Simulation: You have to select the flow object and then change the flow source from mesh volume to Particle system enter image description here

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and there you can also change the smoke colorenter image description here

So there it is.enter image description here


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