ST. ROSE, LA.-(Jan.
26, 2001 ) Digimation announces the immediate availability of Phoenix
1.5, an upgrade to Phoenix, the fire simulation plug-in for 3ds max
developed by the Chaos Group and distributed by Digimation.
was developed for simulating real fire and it allows 3ds max objects
to appear as if they are engulfed in flames. By simply choosing any
object or particle system as the emitter, Phoenix has the ability to
wrap it in a complete volumetric flame. Phoenix allows full control
of the colors, lights, transparency, and the shape of the flames. The
fire results will stun you in both realism as well as overall control.
"Phoenix Rocks! It now allows you to have multiple emitters for one
atmospheric and comes with it's own automatic light. More speed and
many improvements make this a must have for all those pyromaniacs out
there!"according to Tom Mitchell, Digimation Beta Tester
and owner of the Deck Company.
Phoenix 1.5 adds a few new features that will enhance end results. They
-Reworked Atmospheric dialog box - Phoenix now supports multiple emitters,
gizmos, etc from the same atmospheric entry.
-Deflector objects - Deflector objects can now be picked and not have
to be a part of the emitter. This means you can use just about any object
in your scene to deflect flames.
-Improved Flame Color Controls - The flame color controls now support
position numbering so it’s easy to see where you're working in
the color of the flame.
-Phoenix Lights - This new light type enables Phoenix flames to become
light emitting objects so you can create realistic lighting situations
for your fires or flames.
-Phoenix Render Effect - This render effect enables Phoenix to work
with other plug-ins and effects by properly copying G-Buffer data such
as Material Effects IDs and Coverage channels into your scene.
-Phoenix Fractal Map - This is a simple procedural map that enables
you to create simple small flammable objects using texture maps that
render much more quickly than full atmospheric objects.
-Randomization of Flames - If you have multiple emitters attached to
the same Phoenix Atmospheric, you can now randomize the fractals for
the emitters so they don't look exactly the same.
“Enhanced control over features and effects make Phoenix 1.5 an
even better solution for creating realistic flame or fire results,”
adds Beau Perschall, vice-president R&D at Digimation. More information
about Phoenix 1.5 can be found at www.digimation.com/phoenix1.5.
Pricing and Availability
Phoenix 1.5 is available for $395. For authorized owners of Phoenix,
an upgrade patch is available for only $50 by calling Digimation. Registered
owners of 3ds max can order Phoenix 1.5 directly from Digimation at
www.digimation.com or an authorized
3ds max resellers found at www.discreet.com.
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