Autodesk Fluid FX Debuts on App Store
The new Autodesk Fluid FX App is now available on the App Store. Users can now play with a nice variety of digital effects such as smoke, fire and image warping on their iPads, iPod touches and iPhones.
“Autodesk Fluid FX empowers a wide audience to enjoy a beautiful and immersive visual experience based on sophisticated visual effects technology and complex physics,” says two-time Academy Award winner Jos Stam, Autodesk senior research scientist and creator of the app.
The app is based on the Academy Award-winning Autodesk Maya fluid effects technology. Users can now interact with and manipulate fire and billowing smoke clouds for their own amusement and entertainment. The new app enables users to interact in real time with up to 10 multitouch points to manipulate realistic smoke and fire or create dry ice effects that fall and flow along the ground. Tilting or changing the orientation of the device influences the imagery which behaves realistically as if affected by gravity.
The app includes a wide variety of preset effects, but users also have the freedom to adjust, save and load their own custom presets, including personal photographs and images from the Photo Library. When the simulation is applied, the app allows the images to warp and swirl like fluid
Autodesk Fluid FX becomes kinetic art when in “party mode.” The app automatically displays visuals, through fluid dynamic simulations, randomizing colors, settings and fading across presets. Fluid FX also supports video out, so users can create ambience by displaying their visuals on a big screen television. On iPhone 4, Fluid FX takes advantage of the stunning Retina Display by running at full 960 x 640 resolution (for both the simulation and the user interface). The iPad version also takes full advantage of the larger screen real estate.
The Autodesk Fluid FX App is now available for US $1.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at at http://www.itunes.com/appstore You can also watch the Fluid FX demo video on You Tube.