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  1. It could be a rite of passage for making houdini tutorials, one must include those steps!
  2. Houdini History

    Finally had time to update this. @fox541 thanks! That is gold! Added those to the main posts! Updates: Added Houdini 16 Added Updated price table Updated Installer File Size Minor Clean-ups
  3. Dynamics on growing curves

    I experimented with another method. The basic idea was to rebuild the curves and physically add anchor points. So far, this is what I ended up with: I used the file from your 2nd post. The only odd thing I'm noticing is that it seems to simulate much slower for some reason. I'll try and troubleshoot the next time I have time to sit on this. Houdini Indie 16.0.745 - dynamic_tree_grow_help_02_jeff.zip
  4. Deleting Pieces of Geometry Vex

    Hi, I looked into your sample file, hopefully the attached hip file is something close to what you were after. Basically, you would need to use length(@v) to get the speed, and not use @v.y You could also remap that to a value or color (for visualization), then use that to control the smoke emission strength. Houdini 16.0.731 Apprentice - delete_geo_v2.zip
  5. I have an alpha rendering question.

    That is odd, it seems to only show the black mattes over the fluid. Did you also try connecting it to the opacity output?
  6. Smallest-circle problem to bound points?

    @pusat That is cool! Learned quite a few new tricks from that HDA. Thank you! @probiner Interestingly, this problem can really be tricky, the wiki entry proposed some solutions of varying accurateness. Most of which goes way over my head. Anyways, thank you for the link. I used the python code from that website and added additional code to process and create the circle. Everything is now inside a single Python SOP. Here's the latest result: PRB_Bound_Sphere_v3.zip Although, it currently expects a flattened n-gon, I didn't include an automatic way to transform it flat on the XZ plane (Animatrix's MinimumCircle SOP seems to have one).
  7. Smallest-circle problem to bound points?

    I also got something close, but I highly doubt that this approach is recommendable.. It involves scattering more points to the polygon. PRB_Bound_Sphere_v2.zip I'm also curious about this as well. I would like to try and play around this a bit more later when I have time.
  8. Rendering light & shadow

    Haha yes, I suppose I was complicating the initial question, my apologies. Normally, as Dave mentioned, you would have to render it out in separate passes. One for the light, and for the shadows, and a beauty pass, possibly with matte objects. Fencer's file is doing just that (except for the beauty pass still showing the ground geometry.. which can easily be turned into a matte object). If you can download H16, you'd best check out his file
  9. Rendering light & shadow

    Hi, here's the same setup in H15.5.717 - light_shad_only_H15.5.zip
  10. Peeling Effect Houdini 16

    1. Disabled "Collide within object" in Collisions tab of the Cloth Object as it was taking too long to calculate. 2. Disabled the "Enable Fracturing" since the setup seems to be depending on the pintoanimation attribute to detach pieces. 3. Disabled "Tearing", same reason as #2. 4. I adjusted the Point Vop inside the Sop Solver. The Fit node inside is not set up correctly, the srcmax should be the one that is exposed to control the distance threshold from the animated Add Sop used to trigger detachment. * The Fit VOP, whenever connected to a Ramp Parameter, should ideally always have a destmin and destmax of 0, and 1 accordingly. * I forgot to re-attached the Turbnoise VOP. I detached it as I was just checking out the setup.. you may re-connect is as before for added variation. 5. Lastly, I adjusted the Add Sop point animation to just fit the temporary geometry the I created (the subdivided box with moving noise). I think that is all that I updated, plus the spelling correction you already found.
  11. I updated it a bit since you wanted to still have control for the thickness scale: Houdini 16.0.731 Indie - extrude_falloff_2b.zip
  12. Peeling Effect Houdini 16

    Hi I had a quick look at your scene.. I'm not really sure the setup is intended for actual peeling, it looks more like some sort of per-primitive-detachment setup. Inside the Sop Solver, a wrangle was setting the pintoanimation attribute, but it was misspelled. I also did a few tweaks to the scene because the original geometry (arm_anim) was not included in the hip file you posted. Is this close to what you were after? Houdini 16.0.731 Indie - shot_48_02_B.zip
  13. It's a bit of a hack, but this might work: Houdini 16.0.731 Indie - extrude_falloff_2.zip I created two poly extrude states set to 0 and 1 thickness scale. Then use a wrangle to lerp the point positions based on the color.x amount.
  14. Rendering light & shadow

    I'm not sure if this is the proper way to do this. Only works with Raytracing. VIEWPORT: RENDER: MATERIAL: (for the ground object) FILE: Houdini 16.0.731 Indie - light_shad_only.zip
  15. IK Animation Layer?

    I got something close. The idea came from discovering (from another thread) that there is an Agent Clip Layer DOP, and it has a blend mode setting called Additive. Here's an excerpt from the docs: It turns out I just simply needed to "Add" to the values. In my example above, the rig_IK just needs to be stretched out. IK Layer2.zip