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Bullet physics plugin
show user profile  advance-software

This is linked on the left but thought I'd drop the clips straight in here as it's an interesting development. Anyone experimented with this yet ? If so how does the performance compare with PhysX ?

BulletPhysics in max #3 - SoftBody Bunnies from Martijn van Herk on Vimeo.

BulletPhysics in max #4 - Particle Flow from Martijn van Herk on Vimeo.

BulletPhysics in max #5 - Triggers from Martijn van Herk on Vimeo.

Also there's this, which is apparently a rewrite of physx using the bullet engine instead :

Dropping in a few more interesting links.

Havok engine :

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1/20/2012 9:58:35 AM (last edit: 1/20/2012 10:36:44 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Since they killed reactor, they have somewhat borked dynamics in Max.
I like the PhysX stuff a lot, but it's such an incomplete solution. I hope they integrate more of it into max really soon.

We should have liquid, particles, interactive physics all in the viewport. I know it's being worked on by Autodesk, but dropping reactor completely has left a bit of a hole.

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1/20/2012 11:01:01 AM (last edit: 1/20/2012 11:01:01 AM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
I don't understand why they don't integrate at least some of the technology they have in Softimage and Maya.
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1/20/2012 7:24:30 PM (last edit: 1/20/2012 7:24:30 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
At a conference while Max2012 was in development, they said they are looking at integrating ICE from soft into Max as a possibility.

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1/20/2012 7:30:35 PM (last edit: 1/20/2012 7:30:35 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
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10/9/2012 11:40:44 AM (last edit: 10/9/2012 11:40:44 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
There has been no real developments to bump mate. Max has mCloth, which is a bit of a failure, although does what it does reasonably well. I love how the presets contain only one setting. Way to complete the job guys.

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10/9/2012 11:44:49 AM (last edit: 10/9/2012 11:44:49 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
apparently not. could try emailing Martijn & asking him what the status of this project is.

ie. is he adding cloth support, etc., keeping it closed source/licensing, opening it, etc.

he went off & did his voroni plugin recently so sounds like a researcher rather than focussing on any particular solution. could maybe try giving him some direction (if he wants that).

anyhow, don't have time to write my own right now so will follow progress with interest.

maybe ad$k should do their usual, buy it from him & integrate/extend.
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10/9/2012 11:56:51 AM (last edit: 10/9/2012 12:02:35 PM)
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