Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max | Trinity3D

Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max - Perpetual

Accelerate your simulations and take control of complex effects with the incredible features of the latest version of Chaos Group's fluid dynamics software.


Products Included

- A workstation license includes 1 Graphic User Interface (GUI) and 1 Simulation License

License Type

- Perpetual License. Product Version 4. Access to future updates limited with this product version. 

Support Included

- Trinity3D Personal Customer Support


Phoenix FD Licensing Option

Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max Perpetual License

Products included: 
А Workstation license includes 1 Graphic User Interface (GUI) and 1 Simulation License

*Additional Phoenix FD 4 Perpetual Simulation Node - Priced Separately 

Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max is an all-in-one, top of the line, solution for fluid dynamics.

Simulate fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist, and more. Your workflow with Phoenix FD for 3ds Max will be faster and easier with the new built-in presets interactive simulations and GPU-powered viewport preview.

Feature Updates

Change each voxel and particle's properties during simulation, and use customizable conditions to delete particles.
Float your objects over pools or wash them away in floods with basic rigid body simulation for Phoenix liquids.
Added Phoenix operators for thinkingParticles, and options to emit fluid via Phoenix sources from thinkingParticles geometries.
Transport texture coordinates along fluids during simulation and use them for advanced render-time effects.
Load AUR, VDB and F3D cache files, preview them and save image sequences.

System Requirements

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing Phoenix FD:

Phoenix FD for 3ds Max comes in 2 build types - compatible with V-Ray 3 and V-Ray Next. If you don't have V-Ray, it does not matter at all which one you install - Phoenix would still be able to simulate, load, save and preview caches, and it would render with the Scanline Renderer. If you do have V-Ray 3 or V-Ray Next, please take care to install a matching Phoenix build.

Processor Intel® 64-bit or compatible processor with SSE 4.2 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 ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 Professional, or Windows ® 10 Professional operating system
3ds Max 3ds Max ® 2015 / 3ds Max Design ® 2015 or later, 64-bit versions only
USB port Required for dongle licensing, USB 2.0 or newer
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.
Chaos License Server 4.5.1 or later

Hardware Advice for Faster Simulating

Here are some tips to help you make sure your Phoenix sims calculate as fast as possible.

Bus speed Phoenix transfers huge amounts of data between memory and the CPU. The entire simulation grid gets processed tens to hundred times per simulation step, so the bus speed is the bottleneck in most simulations.
CPU speed Processor speed is more important than core count. Also, NUMA and multiprocessor architectures do not perform well with Phoenix. Simulating on one NUMA node is often faster than waiting for multiple nodes to synchronize.
Fast Storage Both large and small simulations take significant time just to write the cache files from the simulation and to read them back for the preview, so good storage speed can help decrease simulation times up to 30%. Turning off the preview for all grid and particle channels during large simulations could also help speed up the simulation.
GPU GPUs are currently only used for the GPU preview of fire/smoke simulations.


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