thinkingParticles 6.8

Countless blockbuster movies and projects depend on thinkingParticles' limitless ability to recreate advanced physics-based particle effects fully procedural and rule-based.

Latest Release Drop 8 adds 35 Powerful New VDB features to thinkingParticles - full integration of OpenVDB functionality. It also comes with workflow enhancements and bug fixes. Fluid simulation has been upgraded with Flow 6.8 operator, the latest and greatest evolution of the integrated SPH fluid solver. Cebas Visual Technology keeps its promise of delivering continual upgrades and enhancements.

Multi-Physics simulation has never been better and more advanced; fluid simulations and rigid body interactions have been optimized and resemble real world physics behaviour. Surprisingly, improving thinkingParticles simulation accuracy has no penalty and what you see is what you get with amazingly fast simulation times. Drop 8 delivers greater Procedural Volumetric Controls and Shape Operators. tP 6.8 enhances SPH Solver by offering even more stability than before.

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OpenVDB meets Visual Effects: thinkingParticles 6.8

It is a well known secret within the Visual Effects industry, that 3ds Max and thinkingParticles combined, serves up a killer application to beat any other visual effects production pipeline out there in the market - plain and simple. Nothing compares: Quality, Speed and Return of Investment when you go for a 3ds Max/thinkingParticles FX pipeline. Continuous updates and free enhancements empower our professional vfx artists to stay at the cutting edge of competition.
thinkingParticles 6.8 OpenVDB toolset now offers tremendous flexibility when working with Volumetric Data Manipulation and Caching. Visual Effects displaying morphing or shape-shifting offer now an unmatched level of art-direction and super flexibility and control. Visualizing volume data is always challenging, but with thinkingParticles you can easily turn any proper Signed Distance Field (SDF) into a standard 3ds Max mesh. True Volume Packing, now a part of thinkingParticles 6.8, offers highly optimized 3D packing to perfectly and procedurally filled volumes with spheres of varying radii and amount.

Download the Features List PDf for all 35 new features description.


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