Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eric Mootz releases emNewton 2.0 for Softimage

Eric ‘Mootzoid’ Mootz has released a beta of emNewton 2.0, his new Softimage ICE plugin for simulating the effects of universal gravitation on particle systems.

The release comes with a demo of suitably intergalactic scope, showing clouds of particles coalescing into solar systems, each particle attracting every other within the simulation.

Happily, simulation times are rather less astronomical: Mootz quotes calculation times (excluding caching) of 10 seconds per frame for a one-million-particle system for a single Intel Core i7-based machine.

emNewton 2.0 is available now, for Softimage 2011 SP1 and above, price €99 (around $125).

Read more about emNewton 2.0
(Includes download link for demo version)