© Hammer Chen - model by Lien Ying-Te
© Hammer Chen - model by Lien Ying-Te

ALL-IN-ONE 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.

ARTIST FRIENDLY

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

INTERACTIVE

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

CREATIVE CONTROL

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

SMART INTEGRATION

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

COMPATIBILITY

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

QUICK START: BASIC LIQUIDS

This tutorial will explain how to create your own liquid simulation and the basics of editing some of the main settings of the sim. Full tutorial notes with downloadable assets available on our docs site.

WHAT'S NEW

Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max — available now
Feature updates
ACTIVE BODIES

Float your objects over pools or wash them away in floods with basic rigid body simulation for Phoenix liquids.

NEW VOXEL AND PARTICLE TUNERS

Change each voxel and particle's properties during simulation, and use customizable conditions to delete particles.

thinkingParticles Integration

Added Phoenix operators for thinkingParticles, and options to emit fluid via Phoenix sources from thinkingParticles geometries.

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.

KEY FEATURES

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.

SIMULATIONS REFINEMENT

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

TURBULENCE

Perfect for generating small wisps of smoke and steam.

PARTICLES

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

MESH & PARTICLES IO

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

VORTICITY

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

CUSTOM EMISSION SOURCES

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

OPTIMIZED RENDERING

Render photoreal 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.

INFINITE OCEAN

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

OCEAN & BEACH WAVES

Seamlessly transition from procedural ocean to simulated beach waves.

FORCES

Influence simulations with forces like 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.

SHOWCASE

PRICING

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Supported platforms: Autodesk® 3ds Max® or 3ds Max Design® 2015 or later (64-bit).

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