FROST: The Spiral Forest
A simple 3ds Max Particle Flow simulation rendered using Thinkbox Software's FROST particle mesher.
FROST features used:
Zhu-Bridson meshing algorithm
Scale by Age using a custom curve
Per-particle Vertex Color defined in Particle Flow used to shade
the FROST mesh.
Thinkbox Software Releases Frost
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (April 6, 2011) -- Thinkbox Software, developers of Deadline and Krakatoa, announces the release of Frost, a fast and flexible particle mesher that allows artists to convert point clouds to geometry several times faster than other leading industry standard tools. Frost will be unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) April 11-14 in Las Vegas, NV. To book a Frost training session or demo at NAB, visit www.thinkboxsoftware.com/sales.
Frost is a particle mesher plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max which can generate a single mesh from particles, vertex clouds, object positions and point data files using various iso-surface or geometry cloning techniques. Frost takes full advantage of modern multi-core hardware and can produce multi-million polygon meshes from millions of points in a matter of seconds without excessive processing memory usage.
Read more at
Frost Press Release.
Thinkbox Software provides creative solutions for visual artists in entertainment, engineering and design. Developers of high-volume particle renderer Krakatoa and render farm management software Deadline, Thinkbox Software solves difficult production problems with intuitive, well-designed solutions and remarkable support. As an artist-driven company, we create tools that help artists manage their jobs and empower them to create worlds and imagine new realities. Thinkbox was founded in 2010 by Chris Bond, founder of Frantic Films.