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This page provides information on the simulations that can be setup through the Phoenix FD toolbar.

 

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The Quick Simulation Setup buttons on the Phoenix toolbar allow for quick setup of many commonly used fluid simulations. Pressing any of the buttons will convert the currently selected objects into emitters for the simulation and will additionally create other helper objects and set up V-Ray materials depending on the type of simulation.

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Fire/Smoke Quick Setups


The Fire/Smoke Quick Setups create a FireSmokeSim simulator based on the selected object(s), and sometimes also create additional helpers and components.

 

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Sets up a simulation where the fire is directly emitted as temperature from the selected object(s). A PHXTurbulence helper is added to make for a more interesting fire behavior.
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Sets up a simulation where the selected object(s) emit fuel which ignites and produces smoke on burning. Drag particles are emitted and shaded as sparks using a Particle Shader, a Particle Shader component with its Mode set to Point.

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Directly releases temperature and smoke from the selected objects(s). Each object would also emit a different smoke color. Note that the discharge is animated in time.

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 Gasoline Explosion

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Sets up a simulation where the selected object(s) emit fuel which ignites and explodes with high-energy, gradually burning out and producing smoke. Note that the discharge is animated in time.

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 Large Smoke

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Sets up a simulation where the selected object(s) emit dense, heavy smoke.

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 Cold Smoke

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The object(s) emit smoke with sub-zero temperature in Celsius, which floats down and creates a Dry Ice effect.

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 Cigarette Smoke

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The selected object(s) emit temperature that drives a fine, thin smoke. Drag particles are emitted and shaded using a Particle Shader, a Particle Shader component with its Mode set to Point. A Discharge Modifier with its Modify Particles by parameter set to Normal Z is used so particles are only emitted upwards. Finally, a PHXTurbulence helper is added to add more interesting smoke behavior.

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The object(s) emit temperature and form a smooth flame shaded with a specific fire color gradient.

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The volume of the selected object(s) is filled with separate clouds which are animated to gradually move. The preset works by imprinting smoke in the simulator from a noise texture using a Volume Brush mode Source. The Brush Effect is pretty low, so the smoke would gradually appear over time. The noise texture is animated and it also offsets with time, so the cloud shapes would evolve over time and move. There is an additional Turbulence force added to the scene to break the smoke up, and also a Plain Force blowing against the direction of movement of the clouds. In order for the smoke not to fill up the entire simulator over time, Smoke Dissipation is enabled under the Dynamics rollout and it's a tug of war between this option and the Brush Effect of the Source during the simulation.

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Liquid Quick Setups


The Liquid Quick Setups create a LiquidSim simulator based on the selected object(s) in addition to modifiers and shaders as needed.

 

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The object(s) emit water with a specific surface tension.

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The object(s) emit milk and the liquid is shaded using the Milk preset of the VRayFastSSS2.

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The object(s) emit beer with foam particles with high bubble-to-bubble interaction forces. This is done through a Particle Shader, a Particle Shader component with its Mode set to Bubbles. A Discharge Modifier with its Modify Particles by parameter set to Normal Z is used so particles are only emitted downwards. Note that the discharge is animated in time towards zero.

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The object(s) emit coffee with foam particles. The foam is shaded using a Particle Shader, a Particle Shader component with its Mode set to Cellular.  A Discharge Modifier with its Modify Particles by parameter set to Normal Z is used so particles are only emitted downwards.

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The object(s) emit viscous honey. Note that the discharge is animated in time towards zero to show the specific coiling when the flow thins out..

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 Liquid chocolate

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The object(s) emit viscous chocolate that wet and stick to any obstacle objects. A Discharge Modifier with its Modify Particles by parameter set to Normal Z is used so particles are only emitted downwards. Note that the discharge is animated in time towards zero.

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 Blood Splatter

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Emits a short burst of blood from the emitter object(s). Note that the discharge is animated in time towards zero.

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Emits a slightly viscous paint with high surface tension from the selected object(s). Each object would emit a different color of paint so that colors can be mixed. The scene uses the PhoenixFDGridTex to transfer the RGB color of the simulation onto the liquid mesh's material for rendering.

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Each selected object emits a different color and weight of ink composed of drag particles. The particles are shaded using a Particle Shader, a Particle Shader component with its Mode set to Point.  A Discharge Modifier with its Modify Particles by parameter set to Normal Z is used so particles are only emitted downwards. Note that the discharge is animated in time towards zero.

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The object(s) emit a large amount of water with splash, foam and mist particles. Three different  Particle Shader components are used with their Modes set to BubblesSplashes, and Fog respectively. A Discharge Modifier with its Modify Particles by parameter set to Normal Z is used so particles are only emitted downwards.

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The object(s) are placed in a fish tank container, surrounded by an infinite animated ocean surface. Foam and splash particles are emitted and are shaded with two different Particle Shaders with their Modes set to Bubbles and Splashes respectively. The objects can be animated to sail onto the ocean, emerge, submerge or splash into the tank.

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