FumeFX 5.0 new features
The latest incarnation of FumeFX offers the artist with unique set of tools that will free the creative mind and minimize tedious tasks even further than before. As a result of the FumeFX core rewrite, a wide range of irregular objects can be used for simulation without the fear of solver instabilities. The newly implemented conservative advection, GPU accelerated 3ds Max viewport, faster simulations, .fxd multithreaded lossy compression are just some of the new features found inside FumeFX 5.0.
Feature film and games reel
Over the past 12 years of development and innovations FumeFX has become an integral part of major studio production pipelines. It has been used to create visual effects for many blockbuster films such as Dr. Strange, Thor, Roland Emmerich’s 2012, Hugo, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Priest, Skyline, Suckerpunch, Spiderman 3, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Superman Returns, Iron Man and more. Computer game cinematics like Blizzard's StarCraft II, Assassin's Creed Revelations, The Warhammer Series and many others have relied on FumeFX software to achieve stunning visuals.
The innovative FumeFX user interface combines all the major fluid simulation components making the simulation setup easy and efficient. It allows user to change parameters during the simulation with instant feedback or even to directly edit FumeFX sources without the need to switch back and forth between dialogs.
The FumeFX interface integrates simulation, rendering, presets and source parameters in one place. It provides quick and easy navigation through simulation caches and offers intuitive control of simulation parameters.
The GPU accelerated viewport produces render-comparable images to give instant feedback on appearance and behavior of the simulation. Among many advantages, it supports viewport .png export during the simulation.
* supported on 3ds Max 2016 and newer
In order to boost productivity, FumeFX can utilize BackBurner, Deadline, or remote desktop applications to run simulation tasks on another computer with FumeFX or FumeFX SL installed.
The FumeFX simulation core has been constantly improved and refined to deliver high level of realism with minimal simulation times. With over 10 years of successful usage in film production, video games, the advertisement industry and other areas that require realistic fire and smoke have helped in shaping the fluid simulation package that users can rely on. Whether making a candle dancing on the wind or destroying a whole city block in 2012 movie style, FumeFX can help you deliver the shot on time and within budget.
The QCG solver in FumeFX is optimized for speed and robustness. It has complete control over the realism vs speed balance.
Combustion with Oxygen
The Fire model within FumeFX adds Oxygen to the equation. This new component brings forth various new ways to creatively control the burn process.
With the addition of various vorticity models, you can now choose from visually different curl types, giving your FumeFX simulations a more unique look and feel.
It is a great time saving solution. This allows the user to simulate multiple overlapping grids simultaneously while all fields propagate between the overlapping grid boundaries automatically.
It's never been easier to add more detail to an existing FumeFX simulation. It is a fast, memory efficient and predictable way to increase grid resolution.
FumeFX is tightly integrated with Particle Flow, tyFlow, cebas Thinking Particles and Thinkbox software Krakatoa. Different FumeFX-based operators provide ultimate particle control and it’s the only tool with full Thinking Particles integration.
When it comes to flexibility FumeFX has no rivals. Its tools offer user control over almost every simulation parameter where changes are based on the grid data. It is even possible use of deformers to fine tune the shape of the volumetric effect - making a tornado has never been easier.
Whether you want to create a special effect or need to tweak a final animation, with Render Warps there are many more possibilities. With just a few mouse clicks users can warp their cached simulation and watch the resulting deformation directly inside the 3ds Max Viewport, or in rendered images.
Gain creative control over almost every simulation parameter and field. With Effectors it is simple to control vorticity by velocity or to generate smoke based on any other channel value. Effectors take channel data to the next step.
The Post Processing lets you retime caches, bake Render Warps, convert between various formats, or improve cache fetch and save disk space by excluding channels that are no longer needed in your workflow.
FumeFX for 3ds Max has support for 3ds Max Scanline, Redshift, Arnold render, mental ray and VRay. Other renderers like Octane and Corona can render FumeFX caches by using the OpenVDB file format.
FumeFX has its own built in illumination map and multiple scattering models for faster rendering. It also supports the rendering of the motion blur.
The FumeFX shader incorporates the Black-body fire shader with artistic-friendly controls, render sharpening for crisp details and smoke color based on the simulated color.
Native FumeFX-Arnold shader integration allows user to render fire and smoke with utmost realism without the need for fxd to vdb conversion. Standard Shader also supports AOVs for normal, depth and velocity pass.
FumeFX has been developed and tested on Windows 8 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit. Computers with a minimum of 8Gb memory are recommended. Processors with at least SSE 4.1 are required.
AfterBurn is an advanced volumetric particle effects engine plug-in that enables rendering of various realistic effects ranging from clouds, pyroclastic smoke, dust, explosions effects, liquid metals and various procedurally defined objects. Along with FumeFX, it is a perfect tool for your VFX toolbox. It has been used on numerous movie projects including Armageddon, K-19, Dracula 2000, Flight of the Phoenix and more.
DreamScape is an integrated set of tools designed to create dynamic natural scenery within 3ds Max. Within the package are three distinct and powerful components for the construction of your virtual worlds that have been folded together into one seamless product: Terrain (called Terra), Sky and Sea.