To give you a head start, we’ve compiled a number of useful learning resources. This includes all the tutorials, webinars, and documentation you need to master the ins and outs of Phoenix and become an expert in dynamic FX.
Setup & installation
Follow our step-by-step guides to get up and running with Phoenix quickly and easily.
Learn what Chaos Phoenix is, and what you can do with it. Understand simulation fundamentals and how you can use Phoenix’s powerful capabilities to achieve a wide variety of effects. Find out how to set up your first Phoenix simulation, the different parameters available, and much more.
Explore how you can effortlessly create velocities in any desired direction, get realistic results faster thanks to the new adaptive grid option in ocean mode, analyze your scenes and optimize them to speed up simulations, and more.
Explore how you can deform volumes and particles in no time. Achieve different looks by playing with modifiers. See how to customize mist for even more realistic results, using absorption color and phase function, and much more.
Learn how to use Streamlines to get a preview of how forces will affect your simulation before it even starts. See how to customize your previews, use them to create different effects, and convert them into native 3ds Max and Maya splines.
Discover how using the Phoenix Standalone Simulator can help you optimize your workflow. See how to use the animated transform of geometries, increase grid resolution and retime simulations. And much more.
Learn how to set up a flamethrower and a burning watchtower using Phoenix and thinkingParticles. We cover everything from modelling to particle dynamics, simulating realistic fire, shading, rendering, and much more.