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This page gives an overview of Phoenix FD UI integration into Maya.

Phoenix FD is a Fluid Simulation plug-in that integrates with the Maya user interface. Menu options, dialog windows, and parameters flow logically from the familiar Maya tools to make using Phoenix a seamless experience.

In order to use Phoenix FD, you must first enable it in the Plug-in Manager. Go to Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager. For the phoenixfd.mll option, enable the Loaded checkbox to load Phoenix manually. If you want Phoenix to load automatically every time Maya starts, enable the  Auto load option.




Phoenix FD integrates with Maya in the following ways:

  • Menu Integration - Phoenix FD adds a number of items to the Phoenix FD Menu in the Dynamics menu set. It exposes most of Phoenix FD's functionality in one place.
  • Phoenix FD Shelf - Phoenix FD includes a shelf with easy shortcuts to some of the most commonly used Phoenix components.