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  1. Animal Logic (Sydney) are looking for experienced Houdini Character Fx Artist and TD's Applicants can apply here: http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs (Sydney -> Senior Character FX TDs – Peter Rabbit) We are seeking High Mid + Senior Character Fx positions Basic Details/Requirements: Artists will be Responsible for the generation of shot-based, skin, hair, feathers and cloth within Houdini. Production experience in television commercials, film or animated features A very good understanding of Houdini, ideally specialised in the following sub disciplines Cloth solvers (Houdini's own solver or Carbon cloth plugin) Wire/Hair solvers (DOP and SOP workflows) Vex/Python scripting Skin deformation techniques Creation of Digital assets thanks for looking Miles
  2. Hello Guys, I am doing a shot in which there are cardboards on the wall in the hallway. I want the pieces of cardboards to fall as if the force is coming towards camera. I was able to do the simulation Fractured object and rigidbodysolver a with point activation. But it doesn't give feel of cardboard. I was wonder if there is any way to activate pieces of cloth using the "activeValue" in dopnet? I have uploaded a example file for the activation. Please let me know if there is any similar technique to control cloth object. Thank you. cardboard_fractured_object_v002.hipnc
  3. Hey guys, I really need some help here, I'm in the middle of a project and can't export the simulated cloth with proper UVs (exporting it as alembic / must work in Maya) Here are some statements about the situation: - if I export the grid mesh, with no simulation, the UVs are read correctly outside of Houdini; - if I export the simulation, directly from the dopimport1 node, it doesn't work outside of Houdini; - the UVs are ok when I import it back to Houdini (and unpack the geometry); - the cloth is gettin' ripped on my original scene, this way I can't use an attribute copy to get the uvs from the original mesh (since it's point count is changing); - If I import it to 3ds Max, it work's at the first frame but as soon as I run the timeline it get id of the uv. I can get the 1st frame uv to stick to the object if I add an Unwrap UVW modifier to it. Tried to export it from Max to Maya but it doesn't work; I did a quick test here in a much simplier scene, with a plane only and get the same problem. The scene file is attached + 2 exported alembics (with and without simulation) Thank's in advance Cloth Problem.rar
  4. Hey guys, I'm struggling with the fem solver. Basically I would like to create a realistic looking cloth sim for the sails of a ship. Unfortunately I just can't get it to look right. The wind force deforms the object like animated noise insteat of adding variable velocity. I fit01ed nearly every parameter on the wind force or uniform force but it keeps looking like jiggly gum, not like cloth floating in the air. Can anyone show me an easy example on how to achieve something like this? https://vimeo.com/136480165 [vimeo.com]this is how my gum looks like: https://vimeo.com/197677800 [vimeo.com]Thanks!
  5. Hey, still playing with the FEM cloth model in Houdini. Found that applying forces through the drag model works much better in terms of simulation quality. So I generated some vel field in sops and imported it into dops. Unfortunately the velocities aren't affecting anything. I took the sails asset from orbold as an example but still something isn't willing to wor. Hope someone has got an idea. Attachments: vel.hiplc
  6. Hi, I was searching for a better way to simulate cloth like sails or flags and ended up using the grain solver. It gives me some pretty nice results compared to FEM. I also can pin some points down with a mass attribute but can't pin the stuff to an animated object. Any idea how to do this?
  7. Hello, I am trying to make the sails and flags on a pirate ship blow with the wind (that is blowing in the -Z direction). But no matter what direction I put in the velocity parameter in the wind force node, the cloth only blows in the X direction. I thought at first the issue had to do with constraints or maybe one of the cloth parameters but I've played around with almost everything and I just can't seem to figure it out. Can anyone help me figure out what's happening? boat_resized.obj boat_flags_03.hipnc
  8. hello all, is somebody has solved problem like this, when i substepping the simulation into 10 substep on the dopnetwork, then setup the step playback frame into 0.1, then i write the cache with step 0.1, i got error number sequence. i had try with freeware for batching rename, but still didnt get the patern number because every 10 frame, the lenght of the filename was difference. its okay if the range under 100 framets but my frame above 3000 fame, its paintfully if i manualy rename the file. is there anyone ever had solve this case? thanks all.
  9. Hi, I'm looking to create a paper cloth simulation for papers that twirl over the street blown by a slight wind. (like tumbleweed) I was thinking to simulate spheres with RBD and use these points to drive a cloth sim. But I can not get that interaction to work. The cloth object is not updating the position every frame. So I was thinking of using a constraint network. Has anybody got experience with this kind of simulation? Or other approaches I could use? Thanks!
  10. hello all, i want to achive the object fracturing with cloth, but when i input the sop solver on the dop simulation to read and animation the pintoanimation, the simulation break and error on frame 6, is there any know why this happen, im follow peter quint tutorial bythe way. thanks all, hope some one can help me with this. i attached the hip file. tireMorphing3_fracturingCLoth.hipnc
  11. hey guys its just a quick question - i have a simple ball... quick vor fracture on it, remesh, make it cloth object. enable fracturing/tearing. I have it being crushed by another object and i was sort of expecting the piece to move outward as crushed but its not really doing that in fact it isn't really tearing either. Is there a force i can apply in dops that i can animate maybe that would try to 'expand' the cloth or push it outwards more so the pieces sort of rip apart and outwards if that makes sense? there's impulseforce i think but i'm not really sure what others i can use to try and urge this thing to split as its crushed? thanks! ant
  12. Hello! I'm quite new to Houdini - still trying to grasp some concepts. I need to create falling leaves simulation. I have been trying out different ideas but have some questions: 1. Is it possible to have normal/tangential drag (like in cloth objects) for RBD objects - to have some sort of aerodynamic effect ? I would like to use RBD to simulate a lot of leaves faster as I don't need soft deformations. Cloth sim gives very natural falling motion with normal drag active, but is very very slow for several thousand leaves. 2. I am creating my geometry using simple copy on scattered points and then doing Assemble to create individual leaf names. Partition to group them by name. Then feeding it all to DOP. The question is - what would be the best approach if I want to remove from simulation all the leaves which have reached certain condition - i.e. they have collided with the ground (or some other condition - i.e. leaf velocity is 0 for last N frames (For cloth it would be average velocity of all leaf points)). I need to keep the geometry around and render it, but I would like to remove it from Cloth/RBD simulation to speed things up. How are this kind of problems usually solved? Is it possible to remove objects/pieces from dynamic simulations?
  13. Got this file here.. can someone set it up so the pieces that are ripped off by the colliding sphere are affected by gravity. The sphere that is being hit is supposed to stay in place like being static, but get ripped to pieces. CLOTH_CRASH.hip
  14. Hello guys, I have this simple scene with a cloth (grid) pinned on all 4 corners and i'm trying to make it interact with an RBD Sphere. Can anyone give me a tip on how to achieve it? Right now the sphere is just passing through the cloth. Thx in advance. Alvaro
  15. Hello Houdini pandits and Gurus, Well i am looking to make a cloth based confetti setup. But the setup that i make is just based on particles and i want to push it further ahead from that. I don`t know how to bring cloth solver in particle. Please help me Confettir002.hip
  16. finite elements

    Hey Guys, I'm trying to create a stiff look to my finite elements, using a solid object and embeded geo and also using a hard constraint to attach my geo to an animated one. Everything seams to work fine, except for the look I'm going for, whitch is a stiff look. I've tried all the presets that the solid object gives, but it seams like nothing is working for me, it always give me that jellow look! Any idea of how to make it look stiff. Thanks!!!!!! Mook
  17. Hey all. I tend to read these sorts of forums a lot but never actually contribute anything, so I figured I should change that. Here's a somewhat lengthy write up of an approach to peeling paint off of a wall: http://www.pixelninja.design/paint-flakes-in-houdini/ I haven't been using Houdini long (only a couple of months) so there's probably much better ways of doing this. If so, let me know! Hopefully it's easy enough to follow along with. Blog/tutorial writing isn't something I generally do, so if you've got any feedback I'd love to hear it. Edit: added a hip file as per a request paintFlakes.hipnc
  18. Hi guys I'm doing a cloth simulation and I have some problems with collisions as you see in the image. I used volume sampling for collision and it is too heavy and doesn't make a difference so I used a proxy with surface method. I can't send the hip but this is my settings for cloth solver: Min Substeps: 1 Max CollisionPasses: 2 Can you guess what is the problem? Is it collision subdivision or something else? Thank you in advance
  19. Hi, I'm wondering how to get more control over a cloth simulation based on the finite element solver. Like adding a velocity field or something or using attractors? The goal is to direct cloth objects that fall by gravity but I want more control of where they fall and how they move. Thanks!
  20. Hey guys, I am trying to have a folded letter or object and then unfold it and tangle a bit. I included my scene and i also have a folded position of the letter. I want to achieve an unrolling cloth effect similar to this tutorial for Cinema 4D but using the letter in my scene Thanks in advance, Valentino DENIM_JULY_V01.hip
  21. Hi there!! I have been using odforce for a while now, but this is my first post! I have just been playing with cloth tearing using the SOP Solver to calculate stress by analysing the distance between points and removing them based on a threshold. Just did it for fun! Any thoughts, comments or opinions would be great! Or maybe it will help someone... HIP file is attached. cheers G stressTest_GraemePhillips.hipnc
  22. Hello folks I'm on my journey of switching from Maya to Houdini as a character rigging animation artist. I'v found it very facinating so far. I hope with your help I can find workout a few problems which I need to deal with at the moment. 1. Is there a way in houdini to tranform an object using 3 vectors at scene level (not at SOP level using Vex, Etc...) 2. Is there a way to control the effect of a Finite Element simulation by a weight map so the geometry stays intact in some parts? 3. How can I make a cloth simulation stick and slide on a colider so to be used as realistic skin effect? Any hints or tips or alternatives whould be greatly appreciated. Cheers -Ramteen
  23. Hi,I've been looking for answers for days about that issue but I can't find anything anywhere on that matter. I don't have any collision happening between a cloth object and a solid object but they are both on the same finite element solver, so why doesn't it work ? I asked a friend of mine to try and it's the same, he can't have collisions between a solid and a cloth object. Does something changed in v15 ? I've watched tutorials on cloth but they were on v13 so the solver was a bit different and I didn't find any tutorial on cloth for v15.On a forum a member shared a file that was supposed to work but it didn't, the piece of cloth went straight through the solid, no collision.Does somebody have information about that issue or do I have to add some node to enable the collision ?Thank you,Rob
  24. Hi guys I'm not able to figure out how to attach one of my wire object ends to a cloth object. I tried different constraints but none of them accept cloth object as goal object. So can you please look at this file and give me some advice. Thank you sail.hipnc
  25. I have one cloth object which I have pre-cut in a certain way. I want to have it stitched when the simulation starts but at a given time I want to gradually break the stitches. What kind of constraint can keep two points of the same cloth object together? sbdpinconstraint pins points in space, which I don't want. clothstitchconstraint is meant to work between two different objects right? It kind of works if I set my object to both constraint and goal object, but then how do I create the associations between specific points? Is there something similar to constraintnetwork where I can explicitly specify the constants between points? thank you