The mParticles and Advanced Data Manipulation feature sets augment the power and flexibility of the Particle Flow system,
enabling artists to create more sophisticated, realistic, and customized physical simulations.
This software provides two important main toolsets:
- mParticles enables your Particle Flow setups to participate in MassFX physics simulations. Its broad array of operators and tests allow full interaction of Particle Flow with MassFX, and the
included mParticles Flow lets you get up and running instantly.
- Advanced Data Manipulation lets you create custom operators and tests for Particle Flow, expanding the existing toolset to the limits of your imagination.
Creating new tools is as simple as clicking and dragging in the powerful new Data View interface.
Topics in this section refer to a number of sample scene files that illustrate relevant concepts. These files are included
with the tutorial files, available from http://www.autodesk.com/3dsmax-tutorials-scene-files-2014
. Once you've downloaded and installed the tutorial files, the easiest way to find a particular sample scene file is to use
the Search feature (Search programs and files
) at the bottom of the Windows Start menu.
The mParticles toolset is designed to extend the power and flexibility of the standard Particle Flow system, particularly
in its abilities to create sophisticated, realistic physics simulations.
- Advanced Data Manipulation
The Advanced Data Manipulation toolset for Particle Flow lets you create your own custom Particle Flow tools. You can build
standard operators and tests as well as those that use icons.
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