Matt Puchala launched Axiom 2, a new version of the powerful sparse GPU accelerated volumetric fluid solver for computer graphics and visual effects.
The update introduces new simulation source types and forces, support for color dissipation and diffusion, plus a new Volume Visualize node. What is more, the new version comes with a number of workflow and performance improvements. The tool will be now distributed as a paid plugin, but it remains free for non-commercial use.
As for workflow improvements, the update adds control ramps for wind and cooling rate, axis-based control fields, and new Shelf tools and setups. The tool is also said to be 5% more memory efficient.
Axiom 2 can be used with Houdini 18.0+ on Windows, Linux or macOS. Full node-locked licenses now cost $399, while floating licenses cost $499. Learn more here.