Get FluidNinja VFX Tools for Unreal Engine for free
Epic Games has made FluidNinja VFX Tools, Andras Ketzer’s toolkit for baking Unreal Engine fluid simulations, free to download as part of July 2022’s featured free content on Unreal Engine Marketplace.
The software, which previously sold for $99.99, is compatible with Unreal Engine 4 and 5.
A popular tool for baking fluid simulations to flipbooks and flowmaps inside Unreal Engine
First released in 2019, FluidNinja VFX Tools bakes fluid simulations like fire, smoke, clouds and magical effects to flipbooks, flowmaps, materials and vector fields inside Unreal Engine.
Baking enables complex effects to run in real time inside games and Unreal Engine scenes.
Artists can either use the flipbooks directly, or use baked data to drive GPU particle systms and volumetrics inside Unreal Engine via the Niagara modules and volume set-ups provided with the add-on.
A separate tool, FluidNinja Live – not part of the free content – can be used for real-time simulations.
Pricing and system requirements
FluidNinja VFX Tools is compatible with Unreal Engine 4.20+. The software previously cost $99.99, but is available to download for free during July 2022 as part of Epic Games’ free marketplace content.