Reuse volumetric (smoke) simulation data in Blender

Software:
Blender 2.79

  1. Create a smoke simulation
  2. Set the Smoke Cache File Format to OpenVDB.
    * File must be saved for caching to be accessible.
  3. Set the Smoke Cache to External and choose the folder location.
  4. Cache the simulation.
  5. Create a new box object and make sure it has the same proportions as the original Smoke Domain box object.
  6. In the Physics tab, a Smoke Modifier to the new box, and set it to be a Smoke Domain.
    * make sure is has the same Divisions value in Resolution.
  7. For the new Smoke Domain, Set the Smoke Cache File Format to OpenVDB.
  8. For the new Smoke Domain, Set the Smoke Cache to External and choose the same folder location as the cache for the original Smoke Domain.

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