Bifrost Extension for Maya

Bifrost Extension is a plug-in for Autodesk Maya. It provides a node-based framework for building custom effects, including smoke, fire, explosions, sand, snow, instances, and more. You can preview the results directly in the viewport, and render with Arnold for Maya.

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There is a variety of sample graphs that you can use as a starting point for your own effects, or study to learn more about Bifrost.

Bifrost is available for all Maya versions and their update releases beginning Maya 2019. The same graphs work in all versions.


If the Bifrost Graph does not appear on Maya's Create menu, and Bifrost Browser and Bifrost Graph Editor do not appear on Maya's Windows menu, then the plug-in is not loaded. See Load the Bifrost Extension plug-in.