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RealFlow is an industry-standard, out-of-the-box fluid simulation software. Fast and easy to use, it is compatible with ALL major 3D platforms. This installment is stand alone plugin for Cinema 4D.

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Maxwell 4’s major new feature - a GPU render engine! The new engine runs on nVidia graphic cards and uses all the power that GPUs provide to accelerate the render process. All the technology under the hood is identical to the classic CPU engine - which means your images are exactly the same, unbeatable Maxwell quality.



No more re-rendering.

Save infinite lighting variations and images all from ONE single render. No going back to your scene, re-rendering or waiting. Welcome to Multilight™!


  • Limitless lighting setups in real time.
  • Work smarter and faster by editing lights before and after the render finishes.
  • Create a lighting catalog for your client.
  • Automatically update your catalog with different lighting positions or geometry.



The newly renovated gallery features a hand-picked selection of high-quality, optimized Maxwell materials ready to use in your scenes. You can search using the usual tags, such as wood, plastic or metal, but also by performance level - so that you can filter materials depending on your exact needs.



Maxwell 4 brings a brand new Rhino for Mac plugin workflow, providing you with a great workflow via live-linking between Rhino and Maxwell Studio - our sophisticated standalone scene editor. The plugin + Studio workflow is bundled together in one easy installation package, and includes the entire suite of Maxwell tools (FIRE, Multilight™, materials editor, network tools, advanced render extensions, etc).



Maxwell 4 includes a complete overhaul of the Revit integration, with significant improvements including the addition of FIRE - our interactive preview engine, as well as a re-designed and reorganized toolbar.







XFlow is able to compute aerodynamic loads over complex geometry, including the effect of rotating wheels and moving parts. It is possible to analyze overtaking or dynamic systems such as the vehicle suspension through a co-simulation with external Multi-Body Dynamic (MBD) software.

The virtual wind tunnel module of XFlow includes a moving ground option and enables users to setup simulations in record time.




The reduction of aerodynamic noise levels in vehicles is one of the major challenges of the automotive industry. XFlow performs such simulations directly, computing pressure wave propagation instead of modeling the radiation propagation of such waves.

XFlow has also been very well validated by customers for aeroacoustics analysis of the flow through open windows or flow around side mirrors. Additionally, XFlow provides many acoustics post-processing features such as FFT, PSD, SPL, windowing, signal filtering and band-pass filter pressure field visualization which allow a full acoustic analysis to be performed inside XFlow.



Water Management

The Free-surface solver of XFlow allows water management analysis to be performed, such as flow inside the rain chamber, refueling process, tank sloshing or a drive through of a complete vehicle with real rotating wheels.

The adaptive refinement of XFlow dynamically refines water splashing areas while saving elements on other more stable regions, reducing overall simulation time.



Internal Flow

Under hood aerodynamic flows or internal air circulation inside the car cabin can be easily simulated using XFlow through a straightforward workflow. The particle-based approach avoids the time-consuming traditional meshing process.

Moreover, the particle-based method of XFlow allows under hood analysis with many complex, arbitrary moving geometries and porous media to be performed, skipping the long meshing process usually required to prepare such simulations.




XFlow is already used by leading powertrain manufacturers for lubrication applications, mass flow distribution through rotating shafts and gear torque prediction thanks to its multiphase solvers that accurately solve the interaction between any two immiscible fluids.

The particle-based approach of XFlow allows the traditional mesh issues faced in the powertrain complex fluid domains to be avoided, such as perfect contact between moving gears or heavy defeaturing of real geometry . XFlow easily handles perfect contacts between real unsimplified moving gears without any specific preliminary preparation.

Moreover, the FMI standard is implemented in XFlow which allows co-simulations with any external CAE software that supports this standard to be run.



Thermal Analysis

Vehicle internal heating, ventilation or air conditioning are simulated through the thermal capabilities integrated in XFlow. These capabilities allow both thermal convection in the fluid and thermal conduction inside solids (Conjugate Heat Transfer) to be solved, which are very well suited for engine cooling analysis applications.

XFlow provides a complete set of thermal boundary conditions which enable the user to set up a variety of scenarios. The thermal post-processing capabilities are very complete and allow the engineer to analyze the results in XFlow or export thermal data for further analysis or coupling purposes with third party software.


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Next Limit Technologies are excited to announce the release of RealFlow | Cinema 4D - the best in fluid simulation, directly inside C4D. Use native C4D modifiers and tools combined with RealFlow, for a fantastic new workflow.
Check out the features, tutorial videos and comparison with RealFlow:
Download the free demo today: http://www.realflow.com/try/realflow_cinema4d





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