Colored smoke vdb export and include colors

I’m trying to export the colored smoke template as vdb and include the colors too, but there doesn’t seem to be an option for that. Is there a way of doing this?

To our knowledge, VDB’s do not support colors by default. We have read somewhere that you could potentially store color values in a custom channel, but haven’t looked into it too deeply yet unfortunately.

Would it be possible to separate r-g-b into float channels perhaps? Like red-flames,green-fuel,etc. Or pack it like velocity is done. So they would be repurposed.

Hm. That may not be very ideal as then you couldn’t put other things there. I see.

We might could add some extra channels to VDB. We’ll have to research it :slight_smile: