Storm – new standalone granular simulation tool
Effective TDs has announced Storm, a new standalone granular simulation tool by Sebastian Schäfer, with the ability to import and export to all major DCC apps.
Storm is capable of importing geometry in .obj, .SD, or .abc formats for deforming emitters and defectors, and simulations can be exported to .prt, .bin. or .abc formats for compatibility with a wide range of applications.
The application’s modern architecture is fully multithreaded and has an accelerated viewport display to preview millions of particles in real-time.
Controls include the ability to manipulate stiffness, constraint forces and much more to make it easy to simulate a wide variety of materials, from sand to jelly, with ease. According to Effective TDs this is just the beginning, there are plans to evolve Storm to a full multsolver framework.