LOS ANGELES — Chaos Group (chaosgroup.com) has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plug-in for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time, and The Man in the High Castle. With a new Flip liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
Phoenix FD 3 for Maya’s quick presets and intuitive controls now make it faster and easier for artists to create any type of fluid simulation. Phoenix FD works seamlessly in Maya and renders with V-Ray, Chaos Group’s Academy Award-winning rendering solution.
Highlights of Phoenix FD 3 for Maya include the fast, realistic liquid solver Flip; a new fire & smoke solver; quick presets for fire, smoke and liquid simulations; and the ability to create ocean surfaces that never repeat using procedural ocean displacement. Additional features include the ability to transition from a procedural ocean surface to detailed wave simulations; the ability to art direct and control simulations with forces like wind, mesh attraction and more; and the ability to create simulations that follow a path along a spline.
Phoenix FD 3 is available now for Autodesk Maya and is a free upgrade for all Phoenix FD 2.x for Maya customers. A Phoenix FD 3 for Maya Workstation license is $830 and includes one floating user license and one floating simulation license. Additional simulation licenses are available for $210.