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The Phoenix FD menu is available in the Dynamics menu set. It exposes most of the Phoenix FD functionality in one place.

 

Create

3D Simulator

Create a PhoenixFDSimulator node.


2D Simulator

Create a PhoenixFDSimulator node in 2D mode.


Source

Create a PhoenixFDSource node.


Mapper

Create a PhoenixFDMapper node.


Turbulence

Create a PhoenixFDTurbulence node.


Foam

Create a PhoenixFDFoam node.


Force Field

Create a PhoenixFDField node.


Emitter for Particles

Create a PhoenixFDEmitter node for Particles.


Emitter for nParticles

Create a PhoenixFDEmitter node for nParticles.


Interactive Creation

Turn on and off the interactive creation of nodes.

 

Start

Start simulating the selected PhoenixFDSimulator node.

 

Stop

Stop the current simulation.

 

Pause

Pause the current simulation. It remains active in the memory and hitting Start will unpause it.

 

Restore

If the velocity channel is exported, Phoenix is able to restore the simulation. This command finds the nearest file containing velocity channel behind the time slider and continues the simulation from it (see Backup interval parameter).

 

Load

Loads the content of a chosen cache file as initial state for the simulation.

 

Clear Cache

Clears the cache of the selected simulator. The simulation will not be stopped.

 

Reset

A shortcut command to stop the current simulation, clear the output cache and revert the time slider to the first frame of the simulation.

 

Save Frame Preview

Saves a GPU rendered preview of the current frame. See Preview

 

Save Animation Preview

Saves a GPU rendered preview of the whole simulation. See Preview

 

Edit Sets

Shows Maya's Relationship Editor.

 

Set Render Gizmo

With selected polygon mesh and a PhoenixFDSimulator or PhoenixFDFoam, the mesh will be set as a render gizmo of the simulator/foam. See Rendering, PhoenixFDFoam.

 

Set Glass Gizmo

With selected a polygon mesh and a PhoenixFDFoam node, the mesh will be set as a glass gizmo of the foam. See PhoenixFDFoam.

 

Set Liquid Geometry

With selected PhoenixFDSimulator node and PhoenixFDFoam node, the simulator will be set as a liquid geometry of the foam. See PhoenixFDFoam.

 

Set GPU Preview Lights

With selected lights and a PhoenixFDSimulator node, the lights will be used for the GPU preview of the simulator. See Preview

 

Phoenix FD Help

Open the help index in the default browser.

 

About Phoenix FD

Display copyright and version information about Phoenix FD.



Shelf


The Phoenix FD shelf exposes the most recently used commands.

 

 

Create 3D Simulator

Create a PhoenixFDSimulator node.

 

Create 2D Simulator

Create a PhoenixFDSimulator node in 2D mode.

 

Create Source

Create a PhoenixFDSource node.

 

Create Mapper

Create a PhoenixFDMapper node.

 

Create Turbulence

Create a PhoenixFDTurbulence node.

 

Create Force Field

Create a PhoenixFDField node.

 

Create Emitter for Particles

Create a PhoenixFDEmitter node for Particles.


Create Emitter for nParticles

Create a PhoenixFDEmitter node for nParticles.


Create Foam

Create a PhoenixFDFoam node.

 

Set render gizmo

With selected polygon mesh and a PhoenixFDSimulator or PhoenixFDFoam, the mesh will be set as a render gizmo of the simulator/foam. See Rendering, PhoenixFDFoam.

 

Start/Stop simulation

Start simulating the selected PhoenixFDSimulator node. If the simulation is already started, this command will stop it instead.

 

Pause simulation

Pause the current simulation. It remains active in the memory and hitting Start will unpause it.

 

Clear simulator cache

Clears the cache of the selected simulator. The simulation will not be stopped.