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Alaa Alnahlawi,علاء النحلاوي, FumeFX,visual effects,VFX,fire

3D Generalist / VFX Artist / TD

Alaa Al Nahlawi


Twisting Reality is my passion.

My name is Alaa Al Nahlawi ( علاء النحلاوي ) aka Alan, I am a VFX/CG Artist from Syria with more than ten years of experience which spread over multiple graphic design fields, and I love what I do.


I came from a 3d generalist background and I advance in:

Game design which I consider to be as a military service, it teach you discipline where you have to optimise your 3d model and textures wisely while maintaining it's beauty.

Architecture visualisation.

TV series and channel identity design.

- Motion graphics and animated logos.

TD where I started learning Maxscript and built my own tools and pipelines.

VFX my passion, here I mastered:

  • Particles, fluids, dynamics, cloth effects.

  • Digital pyrotechnics (fire, smoke, explosions,…).

  • CGI composition.

  • Digital demolition (bombs, tornadoes, earthquakes,…).

  • Tools Development.


Through this site I will be glad to share with you my knowledge and offer my design and teaching services.

My Skills:


3ds Max / Maxscript

(Modeling,Texring,Procedural animation):


(Nuke, After Effect, Premiere):

In Progress



Particles (Cebas TP, Particle Flow, Krakatoa):






Digital Photography:


Water Simulation:





- I'm a self-tought CG artist with more than ten years of experience.

- Attended two of Allan's Mckay classes:

    -TDT technical director transformation.

    -FXTD visual effects technical director transformation.

- I have a degree in Business administration.

- Master degree in Marketing.

- I never stop learning, everyday I sould learn sth new and keep in touch with the latest advancements in technology. you can join me on my FB page.

- I have a PADI diving license if this counts lol.

Awards & Testimonials:

- My wrok was featured in Houdini Customer Reel 2018 (1:58) Link.

- Behance Appreciation Award (Istanbul on 15-11-2015) Event Coverage.

- Cebas Thinking Particles Testimonial Link.

- 537 Bulans Project Honorable Mention Link.

- Thinkbox interview for using their Product (Krakatoa) in StarTrek Beyond Link.

- Got featured on FXGuide exclusive interview with Chris Bond from Thinkbox  Link.

Personality Type:

Well you might have already figured that out looking at what I create it's (INTP-A) based on

Hobbies :

- Video games (above all that's for sure).

- Diving.

- Jungle Trekking.

- Walking.

- And did I mention Turkish coffee, preparing it is one of my hobbies. 

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