Phoenix FD is the all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Maya. Simulate realistic fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist and more.
- Artist friendly
Built for 3D artists who want to create fluid dynamic effects that are fast to set up and easy to control.
Preview and render interactively in the viewport. Fine-tune simulations on the fly.
- Creative control
Create all types of physically-based fluid effects with smart controls for refining, retiming and rendering simulations.
- Smart integration
Phoenix FD is integrated seamlessly with Autodesk Maya and optimized to render with V-Ray.
Supports industry-standard tools and formats like Alembic and OpenVDB.
- 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.
- Vorticity: Simulate highly-realistic and complex vorticity effects with full control over large-scale vortex strength and ultra fine details.
- 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.
- Ocean Simulations: Easily create ocean surfaces that never repeat using procedural ocean displacement. Preview and render the ocean surface without simulating cache files.
- Forces: Influence simulations with forces like waves, wind, spline follow, mesh attraction and more.
- Simulation Licenses: Use Phoenix FD simulation licenses to submit jobs over the network to Deadline and Backburner.
Release Date: 11/21/2019
- New Voxel and Particle Tuners
Change each voxel and particle's properties during simulation, and use customizable conditions to delete particles.
- Active Bodies
Float your objects over pools or wash them away in floods with basic rigid body simulation for Phoenix liquids.
- Tex UVW
Transport texture coordinates along fluids during simulation and use them for advanced render-time effects.
- Foam Texture
Add foam over the generated infinite ocean when using the Phoenix FD Ocean texture.
- Standalone Cache Preview tool
Load AUR, VDB and F3D cache files, preview them and save image sequences.
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