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.

What's new?

Version 0.10 introduces:

Version 0.9:

The full release notes are here.

Here's a preview of a guided tornado simulation created with mantaflow.


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

About mantaflow

mantaflow was developed at the TUM 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