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Phoenix FD 3 for Maya out now

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Carrie Mok

New release for Maya adds FLIP solver for fast realistic liquids

Phoenix FD 3 for Maya out now

Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3.0, which supports a wide range of fluid simulations. New features include a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver.

Take a look at some of the new features for Phoenix FD 3.0 for Maya:

FLIP solver – Fast, realistic liquid solver.

New fire & smoke solver – Create realistic smoke and fire with super-fine details.

Quick presets – New toolbar with presets for fire, smoke and liquid simulations.

Ocean simulations – Create ocean surfaces that never repeat using procedural ocean displacement. Preview and render the ocean surface without simulating cache files.

Wave force – Transition from a procedural ocean surface to detailed wave simulations.

Force controls – Art direct and control simulations with forces like wind, mesh attraction and more.

Path follow – Create simulations that follow a path along a spline.

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.

Simulation retiming – Speed up or slow down simulation playback. Perfect for slow motion effects.

Cascade simulations – Create a series of simulations that trigger and interact with each other.

Emission sources – Use a wide range of customizable emission sources, including animated meshes, texture maps and particles, to drive complex simulations.

Fast volume rendering – Optimized volume rendering with accurate lighting and global illumination.

Compatibility – Supports industry-standard tools and formats like Alembic and OpenVDB.

Simulation licenses – Use Phoenix FD simulation licenses to submit jobs over the network to Deadline and Backburner.

Phoenix FD 3 for Maya out now
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Phoenix FD has been used on shows including Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle.

Phoenix FD 3 is available now for Maya and is a free upgrade for all Phoenix FD 2.x for Maya customers.