Posted Sat Mar 16, 2013
Thinkbox unveils Stoke MX, calls for beta testers17 Comments
Stoke MX is an easy to use particle simulator for Max designed to simplify and accelerate the creation of high volume particle clouds driven by Velocity Fields.
It can be used to advect millions of particles using Max Space Warps, FumeFX and Ember simulations, or velocities from other particles including Particle Flow, ThinkingParticles, Krakatoa PRT Loaders, and even the 3DS Max legacy particle systems. Stoke can mix and animate the influences of any number of velocity sources, and can produce realistic fluid motion in dense particle clouds using just a few source particles.
It was designed to accelerate the generation of high-count particle clouds driven by fluid simulation data, in particular FumeFX data, but can generate particles from geometry sources or from other particles, allowing the animation of previously static particle clouds like Krakatoa PRT Volume or Krakatoa PRT Maker, as well as the replication of cached particle sequences as free-flowing dynamic simulations.
Stoke MX is currently in beta and Thinkbox Software is looking for beta testers, if you're interested send an email to email@example.com. Watch some sample videos and find out more on Thinkbox's website.