Phoenix FD is an all-in one solution for fluid dynamics. Simulate fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist and more.
Built for 3D artists who want to create dynamic FX using quick presets, fast setup and intuitive controls.
Preview and render interactively in the viewport. Adjust simulations on the fly.
Create all types of physically-based fluid effects with fast, flexible controls for rendering, retiming and refining simulations.
Integrated seamlessly into 3ds Max and optimized to render with V-Ray.
Compatible with top industry tools such as Alembic, Krakatoa, Stoke MX and OpenVDB.
New in Phoenix FD for 3ds Max
Improved fire & smoke Solver
Create realistic smoke and fire with natural rolling motion and fine details without increasing resolution.
Liquids, splashes and foam
With Phoenix FD you can create realistic liquid simulations with splashes and foam directly in 3ds Max.
Fine-tune simulations interactively in the viewport with Phoenix FD’s GPU-accelerated preview.
Refine existing simulations
Add detail and increase resolution without changing simulation shape or behavior.
Custom emission sources
Use a wide range of emission sources including animated meshes, texture maps, particles and more.
Seamlessly transition from detailed ocean surface simulations to infinite ocean waves (that never repeat.)
Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing Phoenix:
|System requirements of Phoenix FD for 3ds Max|
|CPU||Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE2 support|
|RAM||8 GB RAM and 8 GB swap minimum – recommended 32 GB or more RAM, 32 GB or more swap file|
|Operating System||Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, 64 bit versions only|
|3ds Max||3ds Max 2012/3ds Max Design 2012 or later, 64 bit versions only|
|USB port||Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0|
|TCP/IP||Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported|