© Sardar Jaff
© Sardar Jaff

ALL-IN-ONE FLUID DYNAMICS FOR MAYA ARTISTS

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POWERFUL

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.

INTERACTIVE

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.

COMPATIBILITY

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

QUICK START: BASIC LIQUIDS

By the end of this video and tutorial, you will be able to create your own liquid simulation, understand how the simulation interacts with other objects, and know the basics of editing a number of primary settings for a sim. Full tutorial notes with downloadable assets available on our docs site.

WHAT'S NEW

Phoenix FD 4 for Maya — now in open beta
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.

Standalone Cache Preview tool

Load AUR, VDB and F3D cache files, preview them and save image sequences.

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FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM 3D WORLD

Don't take our word for it — we earned a best-in-class review for Phoenix FD for Maya!

KEY FEATURES

LIQUIDS, SPLASHES & FOAM

Create realistic liquid simulations withsplashes and foam directly in Maya.

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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.

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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.

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SIMULATION LICENSES

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

PRICING

*Simulation Licenses allow you to run different simulations in parallel via render managers such as Thinkbox Deadline and Backburner. However, currently you cannot distribute a single simulation over multiple machines.

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Supported platforms: Autodesk® Maya® 2015 or later (64-bit).
See full system requirements for Phoenix FD 3 for Maya.

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