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Frederik rieckher dino flame vfx television phoenix fd vray 3ds max© Frederik Rieckher

FLUID DYNAMICS FOR ARTISTS

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POWERFUL

Phoenix FD is an all-in one solution for fluid dynamics. Simulate fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist and more.

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ARTIST FRIENDLY

Built for 3D artists who want to create dynamic FX using quick presets, fast setup and intuitive controls.

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INTERACTIVE

Preview and render interactively in the viewport. Adjust simulations on the fly.

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CREATIVE CONTROL

Create all types of physically-based fluid effects with fast, flexible controls for rendering, retiming and refining simulations.

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SMART INTEGRATION

Integrated seamlessly into 3ds Max and optimized to render with V-Ray.

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COMPATIBILITY

Compatible with top industry tools such as Alembic, Krakatoa, Stoke MX and OpenVDB.

WHAT'S NEW

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New in Phoenix FD for 3ds Max
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QUICK PRESETS

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

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NEW FORCES

Influence simulations with forces like wind, spline follow, mesh attraction and more.

TRY NOW
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When working on the new season of 'Game of Thrones', we needed the wakes coming off the CG ships to look as realistic as possible. Phoenix FD proved to be reliable, fast, and seamlessly integrated into 3ds Max.

Joern Grosshans, VFX Supervisor, Mackevision

Michael mccarthy

Phoenix FD is a key tool in my production pipeline. It's flexibility in creating outstanding smoke and fire effects, as well as producing liquids directly in 3ds Max, makes it invaluable for fast paced broadcast shots and detailed film work.

Michael McCarthy, VFX TD, Super Symmetric Studio

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When working on the new season of 'Game of Thrones', we needed the wakes coming off the CG ships to look as realistic as possible. Phoenix FD proved to be reliable, fast, and seamlessly integrated into 3ds Max.

Joern Grosshans, VFX Supervisor

Michael mccarthy

Phoenix FD is a key tool in my production pipeline. It's flexibility in creating outstanding smoke and fire effects, as well as producing liquids directly in 3ds Max, makes it invaluable for fast paced broadcast shots and detailed film work.

Michael McCarthy, VFX TD

KEY FEATURES

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Liquids, splashes & foam

With Phoenix FD you can create realistic liquid simulations with splashes and foam directly in 3ds Max.

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Smoke, fire & explosions

Create any type of fire and smoke effects with Phoenix FD's powerful, adaptive-grid dynamics engine.

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Interactive simulations

Fine-tune simulations interactively in the viewport with Phoenix FD’s GPU-accelerated preview.

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Refine existing simulations

Add detail and increase resolution without changing simulation shape or behavior.

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Simulation retiming

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

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Cascade simulations

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

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Custom emission sources

Use a wide range of emission sources including animated meshes, texture maps, particles and more.

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Vorticity

Simulate highly-realistic and complex vorticity effects with full control over large-scale vortex strength and ultra fine details.

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Turbulence

Perfect for generating small wisps of smoke and steam.

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Particles

Render particles as bubbles, drops, points, or fog.

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Mesh & particles IO

Import & export mesh objects and particles to Alembic, Krakatoa, Stoke MX, XMesh and V-Ray proxy files.

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Ocean & beach waves

Seamlessly transition from procedural ocean to simulated beach waves.

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Infinite ocean

Seamlessly transition from detailed ocean surface simulations to infinite ocean waves (that never repeat.)

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Optimized rendering

Render photoreal fluids and volumetric effects using V-Ray's optimized Phoenix FD shader.

FREE UPGRADE TO PHOENIX FD 3

Already own Phoenix FD? Upgrade to Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max now for free!

PHOENIX FD + V-RAY FOR 3DS MAX PROMOTION

Get V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max plus Phoenix FD 3 for the special bundle price of $1390/€1000 – that’s 26% off!

PRICING

Workstation

€600

$830

£520

1 workstation license

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Workstation

Plus

Most Popular

€1150

$1600

£980

1 workstation license
5 simulation licenses*

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Simulation License

€150

$210

£130

1 simulation license*

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*Simulation Licenses do not support distributed simulations yet. There is no GUI for submitting and running varying simulations over the network. Currently this can be achieved only with scripting.

List prices do not include taxes, hardware and shipping.
Supported platforms: Autodesk® 3ds Max® or 3ds Max Design® 9 or later (64-bit).

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