Phoenix FD is a tool for fluid simulations that offers GPU accelerated preview and a fully multi-threaded displacement algorithm that puts it as one of the top solutions for fluid simulations. Phoenix FD 2.0 now adds the capability to generate and drag particles based on current simulations. This allows the user to add even finer detail to all types of simulations without the need to increase the simulation resolution.
The new Splice Drawing from Fabric Engine provides a flexible solution for custom real-time rendering in the DCCs (for example Maya) viewport. With this new implementation all involved KL types have been moved to interfaces, so that users can implement custom solutions for each part of the rendering pipeline. Furthermore the rendering has been moved to the programmable pipeline, supporting GLSL for shader code.
RappaTools3 is an advanced toolset that comes with a great variety of tools for the artist working in 3ds Max. The main focus is to speed up the workflow and to reduce the click count. It offers a wide variety of tools, everything from selection tools to rendering tools. It can help you through the entire process of creating a 3D art piece. It comes with 3 user interfaces (2 of which are customizable) a customizable HotBox and 370+ macroscripts that can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut, custom toolbar, quad menu or used in your custom tool / interface. All the RappaTools3 updates are free.
If you're wondering where the hell we have been these past few weeks, admittedly we did go on a hiatus. And we are also cooking something here too. In any case, back we are and what better way to start May off than with the new MODO 801 release. If you haven't seen the recording of the 801 live event yet, we can promise that you will see all sorts of awkwardness (which would explain why the video is nowhere on The Foundry's homepage). This includes Peebler's Balmer-style talk (maybe one day he's gonna throw money too) that was sounding like some Autodesk marketing bullshit speech....what the hell was that bit about industries, the half-empty room of attendees (did they have to show all the empty seats?), well-intended user spotlights sprinkled between presenters who aren't used to being thrust into the spotlight...