Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pull Down it!

Thinkinetic (an AutoDesk authorized developer) announce the release of Pdi! 1.0, as a plugin for Autodesk Max and Maya. You can download it for free in the download link of the site.

Pull down it! is a brand new dynamics solver which allows for the creation of fractures as well as massive rigid bodies simulations. By using its technology digital artists are able to simulate fast and easily scenes made of thousands of objects and collapse buildings, bridges or any kind of brittle material.

Fast, accurate rigid bodies solver
The rbd solver inside Pull down it! is the result of several years of research in dynamics for VFX. It has no limits in the number of objects in simulation and is able to compute hundreds of contacts in seconds. It overcomes all the typical problems with other solvers, It is not necessary a gap between objects anymore, Pdi! technology computes plausible motion in almost any case, in addition it is mathematically probed to conserve energy and it computes physically correct friction(PCF); all these issues together guarantee stable, accurate simulations, not objects flying away anymore!

Fracture capabilities
The technology of fracture inside Pdi! is absolutely new and groundbreaking. It allows breaking apart any kind of brittle material as stone, glass or stucco. By using it digital artist are able to simulate the collapse of buildings and bridges in minutes. Not the least its easy setup and powerful stress tools allow for control in the creation of cracks and drive the simulation to the desired end.

Animation friendly
Pdi! is integrated in the most popular 3D packages, It catches the geometry from the viewports and computes the final result as animation keys, It allows to reset the simulation and start again as many as needed also tweaking parameters and resume simulation at any frame, in addition animated objects and characters are able to interact with the simulated ones.

The standard version of Pdi! 1.0 is free and tutorials to geting started available online in the official web site.

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