Autodesk ships Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1

Autodesk ships Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1

Monday, Might fifteenth, 2023 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Autodesk has launched Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1, the most recent model of the multiphyics plugin for Maya, bettering help for Maya’s Part Tags, voxel smoothing, quantity rendering and USD workflows.

A robust node-based simulation surroundings with a variety of physics solvers
First launched in 2019 alongside Maya 2019.2, Bifrost for Maya offers a node-based visible programming enviroment by which to creator multiphysics simulations.

The plugin, an expanded model of Maya’s unique Bifrost Fluids simulation toolset, consists of solvers for combustion, granular supplies and fabric in addition to liquids, and is on the market free with Maya.

New in Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1: help for Part Tags
Key modifications in Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1 embrace help for Component Tags, with tags now included when importing geometry into the Bifrost graph, or changing an output mesh to a Maya mesh.

There are additionally a number of new graph nodes, together with mesh_scope, which can be utilized to visualise information on the factors, faces and vertes of a mesh, and which is meant for diagnosing points with meshes.


Higher voxel smoothing and quantity rendering
Present options that get updates embrace the smooth_voxel_property node, which will get the choice to decide on Gaussian, imply or median smoothing, and to set the variety of iterations used.

Viewport rendering of volumes is “quicker, extra correct and extra secure”, and translation of the amount may be skipped the place the amount doesn’t change, equivalent to when modifying paused simulation graphs.

Improved workflow, significantly for USD pipelines
Enhancements to USD workflow embrace a brand new scene_info node for returning the situation of the present file when working with relative paths, and two nodes for dealing with USD attributes.

There are additionally numerous UX enhancements within the graph, together with the choice to detach a watchpoint from its connection wire. Discover a full checklist of modifications by way of the hyperlink on the foot of the story.

Pricing and availability
Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1 is suitable with Maya 2022+ operating on Home windows, Linux and macOS. You’ll find pricing data and system necessities for Maya 2024 itself on this story.

Read a full list of new features in Bifrost for Maya 2.7.1 in the online release notes

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