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Cache Converter Overview

The cache_converter command-line utility can convert already existing .aur cache sequences to OpenVDB sequences without simulating.

UI Paths:

 Windows C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\Phoenix FD\3ds Max 20xx for x64\tools\cache_converter

Arguments

srcfile – Specifies the input .aur file(s) name or pattern. You can use "###" as a frame number and the files will be treated as a sequence.

dstfile – Specifies the output .vdb file(s) name or pattern. You can use "###" as a frame number and the files will be treated as a sequence.

Options

-start – Specifies the starting frame of the sequence.

-end – Specifies the end frame of the sequence.

-verbose – Shows the conversion progress

-help – Shows the available commands

-credits– Shows the copyright notices for the cache converter and used libraries

Example

cache_converter.exe -srcfile ND2_PhoenixFDFire001_####.aur -dstfile outFile_####.vdb -start 0 -end 10 -verbose