ChaosGroup‘s Phoenix FD 3.0 for Maya is the all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Maya. Simulate realistic fire, smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist and more. It is built for 3D artists who want to create fluid dynamic effects that are fast to set up and easy to control. They have released it’s 3rd version for Maya and here it is for your viewing pleasure:
LIQUIDS, SPLASHES & FOAM – Create realistic liquid simulations with splashes and foam directly in Maya.
SMOKE, FIRE & EXPLOSIONS – Create all types of fire and smoke effects with Phoenix FD’s powerful adaptive dynamics engine.
INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS – Fine-tune simulations interactively in the viewport with Phoenix FD’s GPU-accelerated preview.
REFINE SIMULATIONS – Increase simulation resolution and add detail without changing overall shape or behavior.
SIMULATION RETIMING – Speed up or slow down simulation playback. Perfect for slow motion effects.
CASCADE SIMULATIONS – Create a series of simulations that trigger and interact with each other.
EMISSION SOURCES – Use a wide range of customizable emission sources – animated meshes, texture maps, and particles – to drive complex simulations.
VORTICITY – Simulate highly realistic and complex vorticity effects with full control over large-scale vortex strength and ultra-fine details.
TURBULENCE – Perfect for generating small wisps of smoke and steam.
PARTICLES – Render particles as bubbles, drops, points, or fog.
OCEAN SIMULATIONS – Easily create ocean surfaces that never repeat using procedural ocean displacement. Preview and render the ocean surface without simulating cache files.
WAVE FORCE – Transition from a procedural ocean surface to detailed wave simulations.
OPTIMIZED RENDERING – Render photorealistic fluids and volumetric effects using V-Ray’s optimized Phoenix FD shader.
SIMULATION LICENSES – Use Phoenix FD simulation licenses to submit jobs over the network to Deadline and Backburner.
To find out more about the new features in Phoenix FD 3.0 for Maya, do visit their website.