Title:Be able to use other meshing technologies like Frost
Posted By:tobbeo ( Tobbe Olsson )
Date Created:16 September 2015

The meshing in Lucid is super fast! But it would be really nice to have the option to use plugins like Frost to mesh the particles with fluids.

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Can you please explain what would be the advantage of using Frost? I spoke with a Thinkbox developer at Siggraph and he mentioned that they were also migrating to OpenVDB (which is what Lucid uses) in some of their other tools.

Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)

It opens up more options. The meshing in Lucid currently has very few settings (maybe you plan to expand them), while Frost has lots of settings that you can play with. You can also use magma to color the mesh's vertex colors which is very useful. You can also do things that might not sound useful at first, but could be useful later, like with Frost you can mesh with geometry (putting a custom object at each particle). This could be useful if you wanted to do a lego splash for an example. Frost supports particles but also supports vertices, so one easy way would be to output a vertex at each particle and Frost would be able to use it.

OpenVDB is awesome, and I believe Thinkbox is intending to use it to speed up Frost meshing, not to remove options. I talk to them fairly often but haven't talked to them about this except that Frost is a very successful plugin for them.

Ok, cheers. I might have to ping them again then.

Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)

I'd like to second this feature!

The current meshing options are.. limited.

Frost is flexible fast and stable

It's my go-to tool for meshing realflow stuff aswell.


Perhaps there is not a direct need to make Lucid compatitble with frost.

It could suffice if we can load the existing Lucid particles inside Pflow.

This way it creates more possibilities then only frost as then it could also be used to drive FumeFX, to export it to .prt from within Pflow etc etc.


would be cool :)


Good idea about using an intermediary like PFlow

Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)