How to render Phoenix VDB caches with Redshift
The video below shows how to render Phoenix VDB caches with Redshift.
How to render Phoenix VDB caches with Arnold
The video below shows how to render Phoenix VDB caches with Arnold.
How to restore а Phoenix simulation
The video below shows how to restore a Phoenix simulation.
Simulation with Phoenix using Autodesk Backburner
The video below shows how to run a Phoenix simulation using Autodesk Backburner.
Click the Phoenix Simulator → Output rollout → Set output cache file location.
Start Backburner Manager, Server and Monitor.
Default Path: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Autodesk Backburner 20xx
In the Backburner Monitor go to Manager → Connect manager and set the corresponding IP address.
Click the Phoenix FD top menu → Submit Simulation to Backburner.
Set the name or the IP address for the Backburner Manager.
Turn on "Run only the Simulation and do Not Render".
Press the "Run" button.
How to use Phoenix Wetmap
The video below shows how to use the Phoenix Wetmap.
Click the Phoenix Simulator → Liquid rollout → Enable "Wetting".
Click the Phoenix Simulator → Output rollout → Make sure that the Wetmap particles are enabled for export.
Open the Hypershade and create two V-Ray materials.
Create a V-Ray Blend Material and connect the already created V-Ray materials as Base color and Coat 1.
Create a Phoenix Particle Texture → Edit Particle Systems → Select the phxParticleTex_set and connect it to the PG_PhoenixFDSimulator_WetMap.
Connect the Phoenix Particle Texture as a blend amount mask for the V-Ray Blend Material.
Assign the V-Ray Blend Material to your geometry and render.
How to export a Phoenix cache to Alembic
The video below shows how to export a Phoenix cache to an Alembic file.
Set Phoenix Simulator → Rendering rollout → Mesh sub-rollout → Mesh Type: Maya Mesh (not suitable for Ocean).
Double-check to make sure the Velocity Color Set field at the bottom of the Mesh rollout is set to velocity.
Select the liquid mesh and go to Cache → Alembic Cache → Export Selection to Alembic (option box).
From the Alembic Export Options dialog, make sure Write Color Sets is enabled under the Advanced Options rollout.
How to export a Phoenix simulation to OpenVDB
This video shows how to set the output format to OpenVDB and import the cached simulation inside of a V-Ray Volume Grid.
Click the Phoenix Simulator → Output rollout → '...' button next to the Simulation Save Path option.
Select Browse and navigate to a preferred folder. Set the File Name option and choose OpenVDB Cache from the Files of Type drop-down.
Start the simulation as usual. The output cache files are now OpenVDB instead of AUR.