Phoenix FD is an all-in one solution for fluid dynamics. Simulate fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist and more. Built for 3D artists who want to create dynamic FX using quick presets, fast setup and intuitive controls. Preview and render interactively in the viewport. Adjust simulations on the fly. Create all types of physically-based fluid effects with fast, flexible controls for rendering, retiming and refining simulations. Integrated seamlessly into 3ds Max and optimized to render with V-Ray. Compatible with top industry tools such as Alembic, Krakatoa, Stoke MX and OpenVDB.
LIQUIDS, SPLASHES & FOAM
With Phoenix FD you can create realistic liquid simulations with splashes and foam directly in 3ds Max.
SMOKE, FIRE & EXPLOSIONS
Create any type of fire and smoke effects with Phoenix FD's powerful, adaptive-grid dynamics engine.
Fine-tune simulations interactively in the viewport with Phoenix FD’s GPU-accelerated preview.
REFINE EXISTING SIMULATIONS
Add detail and increase resolution without changing simulation shape or behavior.
Speed up or slow down simulation playback. Perfect for slow motion effects.
Create a series of simulations that trigger and interact with each other.
CUSTOM EMISSION SOURCES
Use a wide range of emission sources including animated meshes, texture maps, particles and more.
Simulate highly-realistic and complex vorticity effects with full control over large-scale vortex strength and ultra fine details.
Perfect for generating small wisps of smoke and steam.
Render particles as bubbles, drops, points, or fog.
MESH & PARTICLES IO
Import & export mesh objects and particles to Alembic, Krakatoa, Stoke MX, XMesh and V-Ray proxy files.
OCEAN & BEACH WAVES
Seamlessly transition from procedural ocean to simulated beach waves.
Seamlessly transition from detailed ocean surface simulations to infinite ocean waves (that never repeat.)
Render photoreal fluids and volumetric effects using V-Ray's optimized Phoenix FD shader.
V-Ray requires a USB Dongle to license its software. This safely protects the V-Ray License from computer malfunctions, routine hardware maintenance, and equipment changes; and it provides users the ability to use V-Ray on multiple machines. The Dongle is not a node-locked device. The V-Ray License Server is a floating license system, allowing multiple users to check out a license up to the maximum concurrent number of licenses available.
System requirements for Phoenix for 3ds Max
||Intel® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.
||1 GB RAM minimum.
||Autodesk® 3ds Max® or 3ds Max Design® 9 or later (64-bit).
||Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
||Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.
||Windows XP Professional (SP2 or higher) 64-bit
Windows Vista Business (SP1 or higher) 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit