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How to Create and Simulate Amazing Fluid Effects with Phoenix FD v3.13.00 for 3ds Max 2014 to 2020 Win


Chaos Group Phoenix FD v3.13.00 for 3ds Max 2014 to 2020 Win: A Powerful Fluid Dynamics Simulation Software




If you are looking for a way to create stunning and realistic fluid effects in your 3D projects, you might want to check out Chaos Group Phoenix FD v3.13.00 for 3ds Max 2014 to 2020 Win. This is a comprehensive and versatile fluid dynamics simulation software that can handle a wide range of fluids phenomena, from fire and smoke to liquids and oceans.




Chaos Group Phoenix FD v3.13.00 for 3ds Max 2014 to 2020 Win



In this article, we will give you an overview of what Phoenix FD is, what it can do, how to install and set up it for 3ds Max, how to use it for creating and simulating different types of fluids, and what's new in the latest version of the software.


What is Phoenix FD and what can it do?




Phoenix FD is a plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max that allows you to create and simulate realistic fluid dynamics effects using a hybrid approach that combines grid-based and particle-based solvers. You can use Phoenix FD to create fire, smoke, explosions, liquids, foam, splashes, mist, waves, sand, mud, snow, and more.


Phoenix FD features and benefits




Some of the main features and benefits of Phoenix FD are:



  • It is fast and easy to use, with intuitive controls, presets, and GPU-accelerated previews.



  • It is compatible with V-Ray, the industry-leading renderer for 3ds Max, as well as other renderers like Corona, Arnold, Scanline, etc.



  • It supports interactive rendering directly from the viewport, allowing you to see the results of your changes in real time.



  • It has advanced physics models that can accurately simulate complex behaviors like turbulence, viscosity, surface tension, buoyancy, etc.



  • It has flexible emission sources that can use any type of geometry or texture as a fluid source.



  • It has powerful modifiers that can manipulate the fluid properties like temperature, velocity, color, etc.



  • It has versatile meshing options that can generate smooth or detailed meshes from the fluid simulation.



  • It has a built-in foam and splash system that can add extra detail and realism to liquid simulations.



  • It has a dedicated ocean simulator that can create infinite ocean surfaces with waves, foam, and spray.



  • It has a robust collision detection system that can handle complex interactions between fluids and solid objects.



  • It has a flexible caching system that can save and load simulation data in various formats like VDB, F3D, ABC, etc.



Phoenix FD applications and use cases




Phoenix FD can be used for a variety of applications and use cases in different industries, such as:



  • Design visualization: You can use Phoenix FD to create realistic water features like fountains, pools, waterfalls, etc., or atmospheric effects like smoke, fog, fire, etc., for your architectural or product designs.



  • Games and entertainment: You can use Phoenix FD to create immersive game environments and characters with fluid effects like oceans, rivers, lava, blood , etc., or cinematic effects like explosions, fireballs, splashes, etc., for your movies or animations.



  • Education and research: You can use Phoenix FD to simulate and visualize various fluid phenomena and processes, such as combustion, erosion, melting, etc., for your scientific or engineering projects.



How to install and set up Phoenix FD for 3ds Max




In order to use Phoenix FD for 3ds Max, you need to have a compatible version of 3ds Max installed on your computer, as well as a valid license for Phoenix FD. You can download the latest version of Phoenix FD from the Chaos Group website, and follow the installation steps below:


System requirements and compatibility




Before installing Phoenix FD, make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements for running the software. The system requirements are as follows:



Hardware


Minimum


Recommended


CPU


Intel Pentium IV or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support


Intel Core i7 or higher with SSE4.2 support


RAM


8 GB RAM and 8 GB swap minimum


32 GB RAM or more and 32 GB swap or more


GPU


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series or higher with latest drivers


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series or higher with latest drivers


Disk Space


1 GB free disk space for installation (10+ GB recommended for caching)


10+ GB free disk space for installation and caching


Operating System


Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 Professional, or Windows 10 Professional (64-bit only)


Windows 10 Professional (64-bit only)


3ds Max Version


Autodesk 3ds Max 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020 (64-bit only)


Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 (64-bit only)


V-Ray Version


V-Ray Next Update 1.1 or higher (required for rendering)


V-Ray Next Update 1.1 or higher (required for rendering)


Licensing Policy


Online licensing with internet connection (offline activation available in special cases)


Online licensing with internet connection (offline activation available in special cases)



Note that Phoenix FD is compatible with other renderers besides V-Ray, such as Corona, Arnold, Scanline, etc., but you need to have V-Ray installed in order to use Phoenix FD.


Installation steps and license activation




To install Phoenix FD for 3ds Max, follow these steps:



  • Download the Phoenix FD installer from the Chaos Group website and run it as administrator.



  • Select the language of the installer and click OK.



  • Read and accept the license agreement and click Next.



  • Select the components you want to install: Phoenix FD for 3ds Max plugin, Phoenix FD Standalone application, and/or Phoenix FD License Server. Click Next.



Select the destination folder for the installation and click Next. dcd2dc6462


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