A quick look-dev shot created with EmberGen and Octane

EmberGen is the next-generation of fluid simulation software that leverages bleeding-edge technology to deliver gorgeous real-time results.

The most exciting thing about EmberGen is its simulation engine, which allows creators to see the results of a simulation immediately, as they work. It is possible to make incremental adjustments and see the changes, without having to wait for long render times.

A simulated helicopter engine fire.

The above image is a real-time simulation of smoke and flames exiting a helicopter engine. It took roughly one minute to render this frame in Cinema 4D.

The only downside is the time it takes to export .vdb files from EmberGen to disk, which, depending on the length of an animation and network throughput can impact project times.