FWsim was created by me, Lukas Trötzmüller.
I became interested in fireworks in 2006. I was unable to find a good simulation software that's realistic, fast and easy to use. Therefore, I wrote the first version of FWsim in 2010.
Soon, fireworks enthusiasts and pyrotechnicians started using it. To better serve their needs, in 2011 the professional edition was released.
I completed a master's degree in computer science, with focus on Computer Graphics, at TU Graz. Besides my work on FWsim, I enjoy playing pipe organ and weightlifting. I'm also active in the effective altruism community and I worked with various nonprofits in the areas of climate change and existential risk.
My name is Marcus Athmer - I’m working on effects design for FWsim as well as strategy & marketing. I also make customized virtual shows for corporate clients and event management companies.
In the first years of my life I was already fascinated by fireworks. Early on I started to plan fireworks and study the industry in depth. In search of a simulation software I came across FWsim back in 2010, and have used it ever since. On weekends I work as a DJ at weddings and festivals, and I also use pyrotechnics at some of those events.
I have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Management. In addition to working at FWsim, I study marketing management at IU International University.
Josué Beauregard (Splash Screen for FWsim Basic & Creative Edition)
Walther_P22 from feuerwerk-forum.de (Sounds, Suggestions)
maximus from feuerwerk-forum.de (Effects)
Colposcuro from feuerwerk-forum.de (Effects)
Pyro and Giga-knall from feuerwerk-forum.de (Sounds)
Pichu from feuerwerk-forum.de (Launch Flame Photo)
russmer from sxc.hu (Background Photo "Sinai Sky")
Everaldo Coelho, David Vignoni, and Mark James (Icon-Sets Crystal, Nuvola, and Silk; respectively)
Pyroland - der Feuerwerks-Shop (Partnership)
All beta testers
FEUERWERK.net (in German)