Monday, March 14th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Thinkbox Software releases new Frost sneak peek

Thinkbox Software has released a new preview movie for its upcoming software product, Frost.

Exactly what Frost is, or will do, has not been publicly disclosed yet, but one of its functions is meshing dense particle data: over the past month, demos have shown it at work on the data set from the Radiohead House of Cards promo, and creating organic meshes from Particle Flow systems.

The current demo is also cool, if not quite as visual: using SphereGizmos as particle sources in 3ds Max to create an effect like painting with metaballs.

Frost will be the company’s first release as Thinkbox Software. Its core development team comes from Frantic Films, previously acquired by the Prime Focus group, and now spun back out as a separate company.

The team is perhaps best known for its volumetric particle renderer, Krakatoa – seen used in conjunction with Frost in the original demo movie.

View the other Frost demo movies here