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Description

FROST is a compound geometry object for 3ds Max that can be used to generate a single mesh from particles, vertex clouds, object positions, point data files or a combination thereof using various iso-surface or geometry cloning techniques.

 


Frost 1.1.2 New Features

  • Support for 3ds Max 2012.
  • An option to display render quality particles in the viewport.  This checkbox is found in the Meshing rollout.
  • File converter from .PTS and .XYZ to .PRT.
  • "Nearest Frame Velocity Offset" motion blur mode.  This is intended as a workaround for renderers that do not support the normal "Frame Velocity Offset" mode.
  • Particles from RealFlow Particle Loaders are no longer deleted based on their Life Span.  (The Life Span is set from the Particle Size "G/F Life".  The G/F Life defaults to 20 frames, which caused particles to be deleted unexpectedly.)

Enhanced thinkingParticles Support

  • Channel value fixes.  In particular, the Orientation channel works as expected now.
  • Now uses named data channels.  For example, if you have a data channel named Radius, it will be used instead of the size and scale.
  • You can now filter particles by thinkingParticles group.

 


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Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

 

32 Bit Operating Systems

Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional, or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP3 or higher)

For general animation and rendering (typically fewer than 1,000 objects or 100,000 polygons):

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.4 GHz or equivalent AMD® processor with SSE2 technology*
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB swap space (4 GB recommended)**
  • 3 GB free hard drive space
  • Direct3D® 10 technology, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL®-capable graphics card (512 MB or higher video card memory, 1 GB or higher recommended)
  • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
  • DVD-ROM drive††
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0 or higher or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or higher browser
  • Internet connection for web downloads and Autodesk® Subscription-aware access

 


64 Bit Operating Systems

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Microsoft Windows Vista Business x64 (SP2 or higher), or Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 (SP2 or higher)

For general animation and rendering (typically fewer than 1,000 objects or 100,000 polygons):

  • Intel 64 or AMD 64 processor with SSE2 technology*
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB swap space (8 GB recommended)**
  • 3 GB free hard drive space
  • Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card (512 MB or higher video card memory, 1 GB recommended)
  • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
  • DVD-ROM drive††
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher browser
  • Internet connection for web downloads and Autodesk Subscription-aware access

For large scenes and complex data sets (typically more than 1,000 objects or 100,000 polygons):

  • Intel® 64 or AMD64 processor with SSE2 technology*
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 8 GB swap space**
  • 3 GB free hard drive space
  • Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card (1 GB or higher video card memory)
  • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
  • DVD-ROM drive††
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher browser)
  • Internet connection for web downloads and Autodesk Subscription-aware access

 


Virtualization

 Boot Camp
You can install Thinkbox Frost software on a Mac® computer on a Windows® partition. The system must use Boot Camp® application program to help manage a dual OS configuration and meet the minimum system requirements.

  • Intel-based Mac Pro or MacBook® Pro computer¹
  • Mac® OS X 10.5.x or higher operating system
  • Boot Camp V 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommend for 32-bit Windows, 8 GB or more for 64-bit Windows)
  • Minimum 20 GB disk space for Apple OS partition, minimum 20 GB for Windows OS partition

Mac Virtualization on Parallels Desktop
Thinkbox Frost can be used on the Mac via Parallels Desktop® for Mac software without having to boot directly into the Windows OS so it is easy to switch between platforms. The system must meet the following requirements:

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, or Intel® Xeon processor
  • Mac OS X 10.5.x or higher
  • Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or higher Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (6 GB system memory for 32-bit Windows, 8 GB or more for 64-bit Windows recommended)
  • Minimum 40 GB available disk space (100 GB recommended)

Graphics Hardware Compatibility

Certified Hardware

 


Licensing

Frost can use the following types of licenses:
 
No License File (Demo Mode)
If you do not have a license file, then Frost will run in a limited demo mode.
 
Floating Licenses (Server-based)
A floating license requires a license server to be set up. The license server allows the use of Frost on multiple machines. This topic discusses the installation of a floating license obtained from Thinkbox.
  • Server-Side Configuration
  • Client-Side Configuration
 
Node Locked Licenses
A node-locked licenses is valid only on a single system. This topic discusses the installation of such a license obtained from Thinkbox.

 

License Server

Frost ships with Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX versions of the FLEXnet license manager. The license server applications are extremely lightweight, so you just need to choose a machine that is reliable and is rarely taken offline.

  • Windows (only the 32 bit binaries are shipped, but these work fine on 32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP
    • Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 2000 Server
    • Windows 2003 Server
    • Windows 2008 Server
  • Linux (32 and 64 bit)
    • Red Hat
    • Fedora
    • CentOS
    • Suse
    • openSuse
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
  • Mac OSX (Intel and PPC)
    • Tiger
    • Leopard
    • Snow Leopard

 

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support

 

Upgrades

  • Upgrade from Previous versions to Current
  • Upgrade from Educational to Commercial licenses
  • Upgrade from Standalone to Network Licenses
  • Upgrade to Maya Entertainment Suite
  • Upgrade to Maya Entertainment Suite Premium

Support

 RFX is available for all your support needs. Call us at 323-962-7400.

 


Rentals

 

Surge rentals are available on a weekly basis when you need to add extra nodes for short period of time.

The cost is 1/12 list per seat per week. Call RFX at 323-962-7400 for details.

 


Related Products


Frost is designed to work with:

  • Autodesk 3DS Max
  • cebas thinkingParticles

 


Training / Resources