Advice for creating wispy incense smoke particle?

Hey guys,

Totally new to creating particles. I’ve followed a few tutorials on particle systems, but am still at a loss as to how to approach this.

I’m trying to create a burning incense stick. What I’m picturing is a fairly straight vertical velocity that starts to break up at about 15cm to 20cm. It wisps around in different directions creating ribbons and then disperses and disappears.

Any rough ideas I could explore would be helpful!


Hey ian80,

check out the flowmap videos by Bill Kladis