Update: Cebas ThinkingParticles 7.2 – Enhanced Robustness and Increased Speed
Cebas ThinkingParticles 7.2 continues the promise of innovation with more stability, enhanced OpenVDB processing speed, and a whole new expression language called ME-L.
What’s new in ThinkingParticles 7.2?
Procedural VFX for 3ds Max – Just got got a Speed Boost! thinkingParticles continues to innovate and bring advanced simulation technology to 3ds Max. With the Release of Subscription Drop 2, thinkingParticles 7.2 delivers on the promise of making 3ds Max the most powerful procedural Visual Effects Tool on the market. Just shy of 2 months after its Major release of thinkingParticles 7.1, the innovation continues! thinkingParticles 7.2 delivers on enhanced robustness and increased speed. Subscription users can enjoy more stability, enhanced OpenVDB processing speed, and a whole new expression language called ME-L.
thinkingParticles 7.2 – ME-L
Say hello to thinkingParticles’ new fully multithreaded Math Expression Language (short:ME-L), specifically tailored to enable ultra fast volume data generation through OpenVDB. ME-L is lightning fast and is able to achieve breathtaking speedups in handling and manipulating volume data, when compared to its predecessor. This math expression language opens up a whole new world of procedural possibilities in Visual Effects creation. ME-L offers all the hard core basics and advanced math operations, and in addition, it has been extended to specifically support OpenVDB operations right within thinkingParticles.
OpenVDB 9.1.0 – The Journey Continues
OpenVDB is one of the most relevant and active industry standards for the whole VFX industry. Updates and enhancements of OpenVDB are released at a high rate, forcing participating developers to be on a constant lookout for innovations and re-integration into their own tool set. thinkingParticles is at the forefront of this revolution and integrates new advancements whenever possible. This latest OpenVDB release is now a core part of thinkingParticles and all subscribers will enjoy the enhancements and advantages of this new release of OpenVDB.
With the addition of OpenVDB PointDataGrid support, and highly efficient GPU accelerated NanoVDB rendering through finalRender at no extra cost, the 3ds Max VFX Powerhouse just became elevated to new heights.
finalRender and thinkingParticles the new Powerhouse
Countless blockbuster movies and projects depend on thinkingParticles’ limitless ability to recreate advanced physics-based particle effects fully procedural and rule-based.
ThinkingParticles is the ultimate rule based particle system for 3ds max, offering unparalleled power to the user. When this type of particle system is compared to an event-based particle system, (which works on triggers and time dependent events) you'll find many unique advantages within thinkingParticles 7's rule-based logic, which is free from normal time-based constraints and instead applies simple behaviors. These behaviors govern all aspects of a particle’s motion, life, death, and collisions in a true non-linear fashion.
Posted by Kim Sternisha