New: Chaos Group Phoenix FD v4.0 for 3DS Max & Maya is now Available

chaos group phoenix fd 4

The official release of Phoenix FD 4.0 offers Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya users new thinkingParticles integration, new tuners, active bodies and much more!

Phoenix FD

Phoenix FD™ is a complete solution for fluid dynamics. It is used to simulate realistic water, fire, and other effects for multiple television series such as Game of Thrones and The Flash, and is specifically designed for fast-paced production.

What’s new in Phoenix FD 4.0?

Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max and Maya is available now. We’ve included plenty of new features that give you extra control and creativity while making under-the-hood tweaks so your fluid dynamics experience is faster and smoother.

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chaosgroup_phoenix_voxelNew Voxel and Particle Tuners

Change each voxel and particle’s properties during simulation, and use customizable conditions to delete particles.


chaosgroup_phoenix_active bodiesActive Bodies

Float your objects over pools or wash them away in floods with basic rigid body simulation for Phoenix liquids.


chaosgroup_phoenix_tex uvTex UVW

Transport texture coordinates along fluids during simulation and use them for advanced render-time effects.


chaosgroup_phoenix_previewStandalone Cache Preview tool

Load AUR, VDB and F3D cache files, preview them and save image sequences.


chaosgroup_phoenix_foamFoam texture

Create procedural foam coloring of ocean waves without simulation.



With the release of Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max and Maya, we will no longer offer volume discounts based on the number of simulation licenses purchased. Users can take advantage of running simulations on multiple machines via our predefined Phoenix Simulation License packs with integrated discounts.

Customers willing to upgrade to Phoenix FD 4 will be able to choose the number and type of upgrade packs which fits best their current simulation license count or upgrade them individually. For all customers whose current number of simulation licenses does not equally match the proposed standard packs (alone or combined), we’ll offer special migration options at a lower price.

For questions, please contact tim@toolfarm.com

Important: Phoenix FD 4 Simulation License Packs cannot be upgraded partially and cannot be combined to achieve a better volume discount during future upgrades.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha