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

Phoenix 4 – artist-friendly simulations

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Watch our webinar and learn how to put the latest features of Phoenix 4 into action.

Phoenix is a user-friendly fluid dynamics solution that helps artists power-up their scenes in both 3ds Max and Maya.

If you are just getting started and want to learn more about Phoenix or want to see the latest features in action, join our webinar on Tuesday, February 11. Our Product Specialist, Georgi Zhekov, will host a free, hands-on session to guide you through the newest features in Phoenix 4 for 3ds Max and Maya. You'll also see how Phoenix 4 can help speed up your workflow and give you more control over complex effects.

The session is suitable for everyone, from beginner to advanced. The content presented applies to both Phoenix 4 for 3ds Max and Phoenix 4 for Maya.

Topics will include:

  • Active Bodies
    Active Bodies introduce basic rigid-body simulation with Phoenix liquids. Want to create boats floating over an ocean? Or wash away debris in a flood? This feature can help you achieve these effects in no time.

  • Particle Tuner
    The new Particle Tuner gives you per-particle control. Using this feature, you can take a more procedural approach to effects such as solidifying lava, melting chocolate, or mixing and dividing liquids based on their color.

  • Voxel Tuner
    The new Voxel Tuner uses expression operators to affect the voxels of the Phoenix Simulator so you get finer control over Fire, Smoke, RGB and the rest of the grid channels. You can easily generate smoke and temperature procedurally from the velocity or distance to a certain object.

  • Tex UVW
    The Tex UVW feature lets you transport UVW coordinates along a fluid. You can create a number of different effects during rendering without having to iterate the simulation many times. You can also recolor textured volumes and liquids or add more detail to your simulations at render time.

  • thinkingParticles integration
    Use the brand new Phoenix 4 operators for thinkingParticles to create and influence tP particles based on the data from Phoenix simulations. Emit fluids via the Phoenix sources from thinkingParticles geometries and render tP particles and custom data channels using the Phoenix Particle Shader and Particle Texture.

  • Standalone Cache Preview tool
    Preview AUR, VDB and Field3D cache files without loading them into a DCC application such as 3ds Max or Maya, and save a sequence of images to preview an entire cached simulation. Use the new ‘Velocity Streamlines' option to get a Streamline Preview of the velocity field.

Plus more!



Georgi Zhekov
Product Specialist, Phoenix, Chaos

Georgi Zhekov is a CG professional with more than 10 years experience in the field of fluid simulations and visual effects. Georgi joined the Chaos CG team in 2013 and since then he’s focused on helping companies and professionals get the best out of Phoenix and V-Ray rendering engine.

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