Phoenix for 3ds Max

Key features

Liquids, Splashed & Foam

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

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Smoke, Fire & Expressions

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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Simulations Refinement

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

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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 OpenVDB, Alembic, Krakatoa, XMesh and V-Ray proxy files.

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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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Custom Emission Sources

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

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Optimized Rendering

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

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Cascade Simulations

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

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Simulation Retiming

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

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Infinite Ocean

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

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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.

Accurate Viewport Preview

Preview fire, smoke and liquid simulations quickly and accurately in the viewport.

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Active bodies

Float your objects over pools or wash them away in floods with basic rigid body simulation for Phoenix liquids. Interaction between Active Bodies is coming soon.

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Voxel and Particle Tuners

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

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Simulation Licenses

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