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Chaos Phoenix 5, update 1 — now available.

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

Powerful, artist-friendly simulation software for 3ds Max and Maya.
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Versatile dynamics simulator that seamlessly integrates with Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, V-Ray and Corona.

Chaos® Phoenix is capable of a wide range of effects including fire, smoke, liquids, flames, explosions, rigid body simulations, ocean waves, mist and splashes to list just a few. Quick presets and fast setup make it easy to get started, and its powerful simulation engine offers complete control over more complex effects.


Chaos Phoenix is an all-in-one solution for fluid dynamics in 3ds Max and Maya. Simulate realistic fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist and more.


Built for 3D artists who want to create fluid dynamic effects that are fast to set up and easy to control.


Preview and render interactively in the viewport. Fine-tune simulations on the fly.

Creative control

Create all types of physically-based fluid effects with fast, smart controls for rendering, retiming and refining simulations.

Smart integration

Phoenix is integrated seamlessly with Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya and optimized to render with V-Ray® and Corona.


Compatible with industry-standard tools and formats such as OpenVDB and Alembic, as well as Krakatoa and thinkingParticles for 3ds Max.

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Update 1 brings in features to speed up your workflow and help you get the job done faster. With more creative control, you can create the desired effects quickly and easily. The Phoenix Standalone Simulator has also been powered up with support for Time Bend Resimulations and animations. And much more.

Phoenix 5 earned 3D World's best-in-class.

Read the review to learn why our software got rated 9/10.

Key features

Check out the full list of features available in the Phoenix for 3ds Max and Maya simulation software.

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