Realistic Water Splash Project File

Created in 3Ds Max 2016, Vray 3.6 & Phoenix FD 3.12

Orange model is NOT included (for legal reasons). After you open the scene, replace the placeholder hemisphere with your own 3D model (does not have to be fruit – I have used this exact setup for a waterproof watch commercial). Includes Phoenix FD liquid simulation setup. Vray rendering setup, lighting setup & a placeholder sphere at the correct size (just import & replace with your own model). Be sure to watch the tutorial if you’re unfamiliar with Phoenix FD. Created in 3Ds Max 2016, Vray 3.6 & Phoenix FD 3.12 Compatible with: 3Ds Max 2016 and newer. Phoenix FD 3.0 and newer. Be aware: Newer versions of Phoenix FD may produce slightly different results from the preview shown.


In this new VFX tutorial I’ll be showing you how to create a dynamic water splash effect using Phoenix FD in 3Ds Max. This is a beginner tutorial with a simple liquid emitter setup that you can follow with no prior Phoenix FD experience. If you’re enjoying the content, please let me know in the comments on youtube.