An extensible framework for Fluid Simulation

mantaflow is an open-source framework targeted at fluid simulation research in Computer Graphics.
Its parallelized C++ solver core, python scene definition interface and plugin system allow for quickly prototyping and testing new algorithms. Download the latest version here.


The framework can be used with or without GUI on Linux, MacOS and Windows. Here is an incomplete list of features implemented so far:

What's new?

Version 0.9:

Version 0.8 introduces:

You can check out the full release notes here.

About mantaflow

mantaflow was developed at the TU Muenchen Games Engineering Group and the ETH Computer Graphics Laboratory. It was used as a basis for many publications, such as:

We hope you find it useful for your research, too. If you decide to use it, let us know your story at


The authors,

Tobias Pfaff and Nils Thuerey


Last update: May 2016