Many recent films, TV shows and commercials owe their incredible fluid simulations and photoreal rendering to two visual effects tools - RealFlow and Maxwell Render from Next Limit Technologies. These VFX tools are the subject of fxguide's latest interactive iBook, From Sim to Render: The Next Limit Story - now available free to download.

Who is behind Next Limit? How do RealFlow and Maxwell Render work? And where are they used? The new iBook has all the answers.

Explore RealFlow and Maxwell Render case studies with full screen imagery and video interviews.
Explore RealFlow and Maxwell Render case studies, such as this one on Sehsucht's work for an MTV European Music Video Awards ident, with full screen imagery, video interviews and breakdowns.

To write the book and film video interviews, fxguide sat down with the creators of RealFlow and Maxwell in Madrid, as well as professionals in the visual effects industry to share the Next Limit story.

In the iBook, see how visual effects artists use RealFlow and Maxwell Render to create stunning imagery for films, TV shows, TVCs and other projects. There are several interactive features including image galleries, videos and making ofs. Case studies include work from Mr X, Method Studios, El Ranchito, Sehsucht Berlin, Lumiere Studios and more.

The iBook includes video tutorials on new features inside RealFlow 2013.
The iBook includes video tutorials on new features inside RealFlow 2013.

Readers will also be able to learn tips and tricks from fluid sim and rendering masters and watch an in-depth tutorial on the new RealFlow 2013 and its integration with Maxwell Render.

The iBook is a free download from Apple’s iTunes Store available for the iPad.

Also check out our recent online coverage of Maxwell Render in the State of Rendering.
And Next Limit will be at SIGGRAPH 2013 - see them at Booth #343 on the Exhibition Floor. Want to learn more about RealFlow 2013? The July term at fxphd features a RF2013 fluid dynamics course from VFX artist Morris May.

Finally, check out RealFlow's new Summer Splash competition, where you can win a three course fxphd membership by creating a RealFlow splash using the new RealFlow 2013 Learning Edition.


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