Learn more about the new guided simulations feature and the new Adaptive Aero Solver available in Bifrost in Maya 2016.
Guided simulations give the artist control, providing the ability to art-direct the behavior of liquids using a cached simulation or an animated mesh object. With a guided simulation, a full-depth low-resolution liquid can be used to guide a high resolution simulation on the liquid’s surface, which is useful for effects such as hero waves.
Similar to guided simulations, low resolution aero solves can drive higher resolution detail. The added benefit of adaptivity allows you to define regions of high resolution within a massively large computational domain.