Cebas Visual Technology has announced the release of Thinking Particles subscription Drop 8 which adds 35 new OpenVDB operators. The new release promises that users will be able to “easily import Volumetric data created in other applications to thinkingParticles for a much more easier and advanced Visual Effects treatment inside of 3DS Max”. Features include:

  • Integration of OpenVDB, allowing the user to create, share, and import VDB volumes 100% procedurally.
  • Real-time Volume Field Interaction inside 3dsmax and the ability to work natively with volumetric data.
  • Fully multi-threaded volume grid access
  • Real-time tP smoke & fluid solvers / simulations
  • State-of-the-art procedural sphere packing
  • True Volumetric Multi-Threaded packing with Full Access to Every Single Volume Data.
  • Advanced OpenVDB Multi-Physics: Fluid & Volume Interaction Fully Multi-Threaded.
  • High Performance Deforming Volume Mesh Boundary with Surface to Velocity Transfer and Water Tight Volume Boundaries.

In addition to OpenVDB support this release also updates the fluid solver to improve stability, speed and control. Improvements in Fluid Solver 8 include:

  • Improved ultra-thin water sheeting.
  • Improved responsivity and higher volume conservation.
  • Enhanced pressure transfer stable vorticity.

Thinking Particles is compatible with Max 2018 to 2020 and is available for annual subscription at $660 per year and a free trial is available. To see a full list of the improvements in this release, visit Cebas’ website

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