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  1. Hey, I'm trying to create a Sail and Mast rig so I can smash it up with cannon balls. I've got a cloth sim constrained to the pieces of a RBD fractured object making up the woodwork for the mast. I can get the cannon balls to collide with the sail and mast and get the sail to tear right, but the canvas won't pull on the RBDs like it should; they just stay still like they're static objects. Everything's set to mutually affect so I'm not sure what's up. The woodwork is also set up with Fracture Params so it will break but that doesn't work either... Thanks in advance, J JunkSail017.hipnc
  2. Inflate with SOP solver

    Hey all, I'm inflating spheres by using a cloth simulation and SOP solver to increase targetP by normal direction over time. That works great. My issue is, as the spheres inflate they don't react to the force of neighboring spheres pushing against them. You would expect as they push against each they move apart. Right now they act like they're balloons glued to a wall. Any tips for how I calculate the new inflation force to feed back in to the dynamics? Screenshots and .hip attached in case they're helpful to anyone. Thanks for any help! cloth_sop_inflate_01.hiplc
  3. Constraint RBD to Cloth (or Grains)

    Hello guys, How can I attach a rigid body object to a piece of cloth? I'm a bit lost on this. I tried cloth and also pbd with no success, now I have no idea on what i should try. There's a file attached (using grains). It's a starting point if anyone can give it a try. Cheers - Alvaro rbd.to.grains.v1a.hiplc
  4. Detailed cloth?

    Hey magicians, I saw a cool animation and I was wondering how to achieve this effect, is this made with cloth + constrains?, love the detailed look on the rugosity, any tip will be great! Thanks!
  5. Grains cloth - bend resistance

    Using grains for cloth is extremely fast but since it’s not a fully fledged cloth solver it lacks control for creating realistic cloth sims. There is only really self collision and a basic stretch resistance through explicit constraints (through to avoid stretch you have to put constraint iterations very high..), but it doesn’t seem like there’s any concept of bend resistance in the explicit constraints. Does anyone know of a way of creating bend resistance or faking it somehow?
  6. Crowds with Marvelous Designer

    Hi guys I'm wondering if it's at all possible to use an animation cache from Marvelous Designer as part of a crowd agent. I've animated a character to run in place and brought him into marvellous designer so I can record some clothing animation; however, after I export it from MD and bring it into Houdini as an FBX file it loads in both meshes but only retrieves the running animation and not the clothing one. If somebody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jason
  7. hi, I try to do a simple cloth animation on my character but I cant quite get rid of these bounces that my cloth object does after some time. As you can see in the first part of the animation everything goes well and in the second part of the animation the cloth freaks out somehow although the movement of the character doesn´t change so much. Does anyone with some cloth experience have some tips for me? Sub Steps in the Solver are at 16 and I cached out my collision geo with substeps. Thank you. Jon cloth_flipbook.[1900-2300].mp4
  8. My 3 year old work, most of tasks was done in Houdini.
  9. Hi guys, I have this very specific case where i'm applying and extrude to a ripping cloth. Everything works fine but I have no idea on how to apply UVs to this kind of geometry. Since the mesh is animated, this is what happens when I apply an UV Layout: Any tips would be very welcome - Alvaro Odforce.uv.hiplc
  10. I'm trying to simulate cloth interacting with an animated file cache. The cloth sim is pretty much from the shelf tool and the collider was set with the surface collider shelf tool. the collider is poking through the cloth. im having trouble finding which parameters to change to stop the interpenetration. i've increased the substeps by a lot but this doesn't seam to have an effect. any suggestions would be appreciated.
  11. Partial collision detection

    hey, little problem here. I have a piece of cloth made out of grains. Its colliding with an object. Here I use a collision detection in combination with a collision behaviour. The collision detection shall only detect a few polygons of the whole object to stop the motion there. Referencint the polys in dops. Its giving me a correct collision guide but during the sim it keeps ignoring it. Insteat it freezes the grains along the whole 'main collision object'. So that are the areas to collide with, just a few squares.
  12. Peeling Effect Houdini 16

    Hey all, Im trying to get a peeling effect on an arm for a shot I was asked to work on at school. I looked all around and found some different techniques to use but when set up completely nothing works, if anyone has any idea if some attributes changed in H16 or can look through the Hip and tell me what I'm doing wrong that would be fantastic. shot_48_02.hipnc
  13. Cloth/FEM and RBD/Bullet interaction

    Hi I've been searching the forum on this topic but didn't find much. Is there a way to get a somewhat correct collision behavior between the cloth solver and the RBD solver running parallel in the same DOP network? I've a bunch of cardboard boxes that's suppose to stack on each other. I'd an idea that the cloth boxes that had come to rest would switch over to be a RBD objects instead, to optimize the sim. But first I got to get the solvers to interact. Any ideas? A simple test scene with the setup is attached (without the switching stuff). Thanks / John Edit: Ops double post :/
  14. Hi I have to work on and animated piece of cloth where the individual square pieces are docking into the animation. How would you go about the rendering? I got an attribute that separates bright pieces from the dark ones. Can call that attribute into the shader but need more variation. Would you use a for each loop to iterate over each piece in order to apply e.g. individual uvs for each piece? The material should be very sparkly on some parts.
  15. Hallo, I am triing to make an "Ash" simulation for weeks, but it just doesnt work. I tried to do everything like in Peter Quints tutorial about the peeling effect but it doesnt work. The f@pintoanimation = 0; does not set the pinning to 0 and it is VERY annoying. Can somebody PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE help??? I would really-really appreciate it... Thanks Zac PintoanimationCloth Tear.hipnc ParticleAndClothSim.hipnc
  16. Hey there, how would you go about changing the animation/simulation state of e.g. a cloth sim? I tried the pin to animation attribute to release the cloth object from the animation; but bringing it back to follow the animation is harder. it just snaps into place when I put the attribute back to 1 in the sop solver (dops). Also does anyone know a way to mix between animations and simulations? Lets say the cloth object is meant to somehow follow the movement of a master object but also should react to some forces. Or in other words: object is moving fast = animation state; object suddenly moves very slow = simulation state; objects moves out of the frame again = smoothly go back to follow an animation. The pin to animation attribute isn't allowing 0.5 values or so.
  17. During the last 3 weeks, a did some Rnd and published my results on vimeo . Some people asked me to share my files here, so here we are i hope it will help!
  18. Hellow there.Is there a way to have the old cloth solver and cloth object in H16?Cause as for now, I can't find a way to drive my cloth sims with custom velocity flields with the new finite element solver as I used to do in the good old time.I am not looking for the external velocity offset thing, i know how to use it, but its effect is the same everywhere in space. What I needt to do is, let say, free falling pieces of cloth affected by a turbulent wind when they are crossing a precise area.Thanx for any suggestion.
  19. I have a question about houdini cloth. I am looking for nCloth feature 'paint input mesh attract'. Basically I paint influences on mesh then attach an animated mesh which has same topology as nCloth's one. When siming it, nCloth mesh tries to follow the animated mesh as closely as possible. Non-influence vertexes are fully dynamics. Do we have a similar function in Houdini16?
  20. Cloth collision like gum

    Good morning people: I'm a beginner in the 3D world. My main skill is photography and I'm searching a way to integrate some kind of VFX onto my images. Now I'm trying to generate a kind of big sheet of bubble gum colliding with a head. I don't know it the Cloth collider approach is the best or FLIP could be better. I'm stuck in this part, with this setup, I need a more stretchy look but I don't know how to achieve it. Thanks for your time. Best regards, Pelayo. clothCover.hipnc
  21. Cloth Pins Modification

    Hallo! I want to somehow delete pins that are holding cloth, but have several issues with this. In simple example, pins get "ungrouped" by solver, but everything is disconnecting (there should be green balls). cloth_constraint_delete.hip I made very simple example file (that also shows how boolcut is destructive to cloth). My main problem is from more complex scene: What I couldn't replicate in simple example, but this is what happens when I try to add sopsolver (same as in example file), that is just removing points from group. Without it - it works fine. Points are not deleted, reordered, does not change topology. Last thing is WHY I'm trying to delete those pins: This is what happens when pins from similar spot are being separated by rigid simulation (rigid bodies hidden). I'm suspecting that it's when one "cloth poly" is attached to two different rigid objects. It won't tear, it will just stretch. Any ideas?
  22. Multiple Solver Interactions

    I'm gradually trying to learn various of Houdini's solvers (primarily cloth, pyro, and bullet for now) and I'm slowly getting to grips with how they work individually. What I'm struggling to understand, and also struggling to find good learning resources for, are the ways to create interaction between multiple solvers. I'm interested in setups for one-way interaction (eg. pyro affected by bullet/rbd sims) but even more keen to understand two-way (or more) interactions. For example, how to have cloth and bullet (and perhaps pyro as well) all working mutually in a dynamic simulation, all affecting each other. Can someone point me in the right direction towards learning how to combine different solvers together? Are there generic ways for doing this (in other words combining cloth and bullet would involve the same understanding/setup as combining pyro and cloth), or does every solver/combination have its own idiosyncrasies when trying to combine? I found this video about combining pop and bullet solvers: https://www.sidefx.com/tutorials/combining-solvers-with-a-multi-solver/ I assume a good understanding of the multisolver is key here. But the multisolver doesn't accept the cloth solver as an input, so it seems like there must be more to it than that... Any help much appreciated!
  23. Hello, In Houdini 16 is there a way to add a spring constraint to a Coth object. Want to simulate rope/cable anchors. A standard pin constraint with Soft doesn't feel like the cloth is tied down by rope and would also like to have that Max length parameter. Alternatively, if I can use a Wire simulation to be used as a spring constraint that would also work. However, my attempts at doing this have been disappointing. Wire sim would either become the dominate force by pulling the cloth down like a lead weight or the cloth with pull the wire like taffy, And large values were used in the wire setting to no avail. Any thoughts? -Thanks
  24. cloth doubt

    Hi i have a grid cloth and i would like a group of points >prims (those straight in the middle) to be much more stiffer and less propense to bend than all the rest. it doesnt work im doing something wrong anyone can please take a look to my file? bendstiffness_attribute.hipnc
  25. Vacuum, Cloth?

    Hi anyone knows how to achieve this effect? I tried using cloth and sop solver, where in sopsolver I use peak sop that shrinks geo every frame, but how to make it stop when it reaches the collision geo? Thanks Janis
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