Phoenix FD for 3ds Max is a powerful tool for fluid simulations. Aimed to meet the needs of VFX artist to simulate fire, smoke, explosions as well as liquids, foam and splashes, it has now become universal simulation software for every production house.
Phoenix FD for 3ds Max proves to be reliable, fast, and seamlessly integrated into 3ds Max. Offers exceptional flexibility and speed. With an adaptive grid, complete interactivity, a GPU accelerated preview and a fully multi-threaded displacement algorithm it stands out as one of the top solutions for fluid simulations in the visual effects industry. Now, Phoenix FD for 3ds Max adds the capability to generate and drag particles based on current simulations. This allows the user to add even finer detail to all types of simulations without the need to increase the simulation resolution.
NEW VOXEL AND PARTICLE TUNERS
Change each voxel and particle's properties during simulation, and use customizable conditions to delete particles.
Float your objects over pools or wash them away in floods with basic rigid body simulation for Phoenix liquids. Interaction between Active Bodies is coming soon.
Transport texture coordinates along fluids during simulation and use them for advanced render-time effects.
STANDALONE CACHE PREVIEW TOOL
Load AUR, VDB and F3D cache files, preview them and save image sequences.
Added Phoenix operators for thinkingParticles, and options to emit fluid via Phoenix sources from thinkingParticles geometries.
LIQUIDS, SPLASHES & FOAM - Create realistic liquid simulations withsplashes and foam directly in Maya.
SMOKE, FIRE & EXPLOSIONS - Create any type of fire and smoke effects with Phoenix FD's powerful, adaptive-grid dynamics engine.
INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS - Fine-tune simulations interactively in the viewport with Phoenix FD’s GPU-accelerated preview.
REFINE SIMULATIONS - Increase simulation resolution and add detail without changing overall shape or behavior.
TURBULENCE - Perfect for generating small wisps of smoke and steam.
PARTICLES - Render particles as bubbles, drops, points, or fog.
MESH & PARTICLES IO - Import & export mesh objects and particles to OpenVDB, Alembic, Krakatoa, XMesh and V-Ray proxy files.
VORTICITY - Simulate highly-realistic and complex vorticity effects with full control over large-scale vortex strength and ultra-fine details.
CUSTOM EMISSION SOURCES - Use a wide range of customizable emission sources – animated meshes, texture maps and particles – to drive complex simulations.
OPTIMIZED RENDERING - Render photorealistic liquids and volumetric effects using V-Ray's optimized Phoenix FD shader.
CASCADE SIMULATIONS - Create a series of simulations that trigger and interact with each other.
SIMULATION RETIMING - Speed up or slow down simulation playback. Perfect for slow motion effects.
INFINITE OCEAN - Seamlessly transition from detailed ocean surface simulations to infinite ocean waves (that never repeat).
OCEAN & BEACH WAVES - Seamlessly transition from procedural ocean to simulated beach waves.
FORCES - Influence simulations with forces like waves, wind, spline follow, mesh attraction and more.
ACCURATE VIEWPORT PREVIEW - Preview fire, smoke and liquid simulations quickly and accurately in the viewport.
SIMULATION LICENSES - Use Phoenix FD simulation licenses to submit jobs over the network to Deadline and Backburner.
In order to work properly, your copy of Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max requires:
Autodesk Maya Maya 1-Year:Begin your journey into the world of 3D graphics and animation.
Support & Maintenance
A Phoenix FD 4 for Maya major version has active SOFTWARE SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE from its release date to the following next major release date. During the SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE stage Chaos Group will:
Release minor updates including patches, bug fixes, service packs, enhancements, new minor features, and platform compatibility updates.
Provide support and technical assistance to clients.
Provide software builds for download.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run Phoenix FD are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO RTX4000
Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.