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  1. Character FX Artist - Trixter Munich

    TRIXTER Munich is currently looking to hire an experienced Character FX TD Booking time: From As soon As Possible. 6-12 months contract. Location: Munich Description: Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor, the Creature FX TD is responsible for providing a wide variety of dynamic simulations and rigs for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin. Responsibilities: · Creation of fur, feathers and grooming for photo-realistic creatures · Develop simulation setups for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin. · Involvement in the development of departmental tools and techniques · Regularly communicating with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines · To be able to work with the visual effects supervisor, and the lead CG artist to determine the best creative approaches and techniques for all the different steps in a 3D production pipeline. · Be able to deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company. Requirements: · Minimum 5 years of experience in a CFX/FX role in a VFX studio · Previous experience on CG creature projects · Excellent knowledge of Maya · Excellent knowledge of Houdini · Experience in the following dynamic simulation: cloth, hair/fur, feathers, skin and muscle · Programming experience with Python, PySide, PyQt, VEX · Programming experience with C++ for Maya and Houdini plug-ins, an asset · Knowledge of 3D-related mathematics, an asset · Experience in creating rig simulations · Rigging skills and experience · Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player · Excellent organizational and communication skills · Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration · Ability to perform multiple tasks set priorities and problem solving · Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. · English language skills If your experience matches above description we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your CV and demo reel by email to jobs@trixter.de. Trixter | Recruitment Team
  2. Houdini FX TDs - Trixter

    TRIXTER Munich & Berlin are currently looking to hire experienced Senior Houdini FX TDs to start as soon as possible. Location: Munich or Berlin, Germany Responsibilities: Working closely with VFX Supervisors to creatively solve effects challenges and develop final shot look Deliver all elements in a structured way that allows efficient integration into the pipeline. Working with other TD's and artists to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations Working with production management to prioritize tasks. Creatively solve problems and achieve art direction for a shot. Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any creative and/or technical problems Requirements: Minimum 4+ years experience in the feature movie and/or television industry. Expert working knowledge of Houdini Software. Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modelling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics Proficient knowledge of FX techniques and workflows. Understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems. Familiarity with one or more coding /scripting languages (Python/Mel/etc) Good knowledge of NUKE and/or other compositing package. Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. English language skills If your experience matches above description we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your CV, link to your demo reel and availability by email to laila.sleiman@trixter.de and/or jobs@trixter.de. Trixter | Recruitment Team www.trixter.de
  3. Prep geo for destruction

    Hey guys, I've a question about models. I was reading this article about destruction simulation. The artist, Paweł Rutkowski, mentions something about model prep: Can anyone give advice to what to look for/do when prepping a model for destruction? I'm not talking about naming attributes etc. But normals, etc. Any gotchas I can avoid? Any tutorials out there that would better inform me? Thanks, guys! And a big thanks to all who've answered my previous, probably simple questions. I've learnt tonnes already!! I hope one day I'll be in the position to 'pay it forward' Addy
  4. Brick tunnel

    Hey guys, I'm relatively new to the awesomeness of Houdini. I'm into destruction as an area of the effects field more than I'm into fluids etc. I've a little school/hobby project I'd like to develop, but I'd like some pointers before I begin!! I want to build a brick tunnel which will collapse. (the modelling shouldn't be difficult ). But I'm wondering more about the destruction side. Should I make a basic poly tube, halve it etc. Or should I make something that's procedurally created with bricks? I'm thinking of doing some kind of FEM sim, rather that voronoi, so I wondered how it's modelled would effect how it's simmed? I'm looking to build something like this: I was thinking of applying a similar technique to this discussion: Or is that just wasting time and resources and it's better off to simply texture it? I'd love some ideas before I embark on it!! Thanks Addy
  5. I am trying to do an Ice simulation where the ice appears. I was wondering how I could remove the spikes inside the cylinder and also how I could achieve getting the white parts you see in ice? I tried redoing the simulation but converting it as a volume with vdb but I renders weirdly. Also, I was wondering, if I wanted the ice to start melting (as in a few water droplets), how would I go about, doing this? Thank you! I have attached the files. (File 005 has the vdb attempt but file 006 doesn't.) Ice_Railing_Test_006.hipnc Ice_Railing_Test_005.hipnc
  6. Hi! Houdini beginner here, I am trying to make a basic rain sim of rain interacting with an object and splashing on the ground making puddles. I am having a problem with the particles splashing on the ground, they are acknowledging that the ground is there but 50% of the particles splash against it but the rest go through it and splash just under it, i have tried using different things for the ground like a groundplane and geo but i keep getting the same problem. Any suggestions or help would be amazing! I Have attached the scene file if anyone would be amazing enough to have a quick look? Thank you in advance! Rain_001.hipnc
  7. Granular Sheet - Moving Pin Constraints

    Hey everyone, after unsuccessfully scouring the web and the two big Houdini forums I finally brought myself to asking directly. I'm currently trying to animate a sheet of cloth using a granular sheet since the FEM approach is just excruciatingly slow. I've found three methods for pinning parts of the granular sheet in position (@stuck, @mass = 0, @targetP) but I wasn't able to find a use either of these methods for an animated pin constraint. I'm obviously still not really proficient in Houdini since this problem has me completely stumped. So if any of you lovely people would point me in the right direction, I'd be immensely grateful. Thanks in advance! *edit: After searching some more, I came across this thread: While the file attached to the thread works when I play it, when I try to copy that setup into my scene, it just refuses to work, even though the @targetP gets updated. Obviously, I'm doing something wrong but even comparing the node settings side by side I can't for the life of me figure out what that something is. *edit #2: Okay, I finally figured it out. I didn't realize that the sop solver node is empty by default and you have to create the sop structure to update every frame by yourself. Now that I've figured that out it is perfectly reasonable, I just didn't think of that for quite some time. dia3_dmo_001_010_cgfx_setup_v003_pj_stripped.hip
  8. I'm trying to set up a structure that allows me to import 2D images, PNG/Jpegs into Houdini. Side FX has documentation for this: http://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini11.0/io/ai Researching this i came across a couple of tutorials, saying that if you want use images you should go for .eps files This is the tutorial i tried to follow, since it covers the Adobe softwares: I'm not sure what's going wrong, whenever i upload my images there doesn't seem to be an error, but I just can't find my imported asset. Any ideas? Cheers, Callan de Keijzer Desktop.zip
  9. Melting plastic approach

    Hey guys! Started some RnD recently on melting plastic with shrinking due to intense heat. Do you guys have any idea how to approach this effect? I have been trying with FEM but denting works but not melting. However I am not sure how flip fluids will shine in this area? Didn't get time to test it out. Any help on this is gonna be amazing. Cheers, b
  10. Hey everyone, Im trying to do a simple disintegration but am running into an issue with a crossed boundary error in the Boolean SOP. On those frames (17, 21) it seems to cause the particles to pop and I am not sure how or really why I am getting the error. I attached a couple pics to show you what is happening as well as my node tree so far. Any help would be much appreciated?
  11. Ocean mesh flickering problem

    Hi, Here is my WIP for a deformed wave. I need some feedback on this. The ocean surface is flickering quite a bit, what's causing this problem and how should i go about fixing? Is this a shading problem or something else entirely? Thanks
  12. Deformed wave WIP

    Hi, Here is my WIP for a deformed wave. I need some feedback on this. The ocean surface is jittering quite a bit, what's causing this problem and how should i go about fixing? Here's the video:
  13. Blending 2 waves together

    Hi,I have used the attribute VOP to create 2 separates wave deformers. I would like to blend these 2 together to get the shape that I want. I tried using different attribute nodes but I can't achieve the effect of blending the meshes together. How do I go about doing it?I have attach my nodes network and the image here. You can clearly see that the meshes are separate, I want to combine the mesh. I tried joining the 2 attribute VOPs one after the other but that only increases its amplitude and nothing else, I want the 2 mesh to join at different position so I get a v shape effect like the png image I show here. I thought of perhaps multiplying the 2 wave matrix together by using the attribute wrangle node but i'm not sure how to call out the VOP variables individually when both waves' output is the same (position P). Is there a better way to do this? Any help and advice would be appreciated, Thanks!Eunice
  14. Houdini beginner needs your help

    Hi guys, I'm having a problem I am using two different version that are non-licensed and indie. One of them does not work even though when I copy nodes and expressions exactly the same way. I will attach two different files please help! Thanks Grain_dancer_indie.hiplc Grain_dancer_nc.hipnc
  15. Can't make "Font" function work

    So I've been trying to follow this tutorial: at 13:24 he uses a stamp function and changes it to a 'stamps' (string) then particle fonts change to '0' and he continues with his tutorial. On my project however, 'stamps' doesn't do anything for me. Have I not set up the previous nodes correctly, or did i misuse functions? please help! MatrixScreen.hipnc
  16. Houdini FX TDs - Trixter Munich

    TRIXTER Munich is currently looking for experienced Mid & Senior Houdini FX TDs. Location: Munich Project: "Thor: Ragnarok" Type of contract: Freelance. From as soon as possible until end of September with option to extend in other projects. Responsibilities: Working closely with VFX Supervisors to creatively solve effects challenges and develop final shot look Deliver all elements in a structured way that allows efficient integration into the pipeline. Working with other TD's and artists to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations Working with production management to prioritize tasks. Creatively solve problems and achieve art direction for a shot. Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any creative and/or technical problems Requirements: Minimum 3+ years experience in the feature movie and/or television industry. Expert working knowledge of Houdini Software. Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modelling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics Proficient knowledge of FX techniques and workflows. Understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems. Familiarity with one or more coding /scripting languages (Python/Mel/etc) Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. English language skills Due to the immediate need of our current project, we are only able to consider applicants who are already eligible to work in Europe. We are very much looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your CV, the earliest commencement date and daily rate to laila.sleiman@trixter.de Thank you so much!
  17. Hello, The effect I'm trying to create is a dragon fire effect, However since I've added new translation to the particle emitter and and container the simulation no longer runs correctly. I believe this is to do with the individual DOP networks yet I'm not sure. Any help would be great since I've been stuck on this issue for some time Thank you Dragon_flames11.hipnc
  18. 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
  19. New Quick Pyro Tutorial at CMIVFX

    New quick tutorial explaining basics of Houidni clusterin for Pyro and creating flare effects. https://cmivfx.com/houdini-pyro-and-cluster-simulations
  20. Houdini FX Artist - Available

    I am currently available for Visual Effects work. Please contact me at: jameshadkins@me.com
  21. Hello, I'm trying to get particles to drive a pyro simulation to create a flamethorwer effect. However i keep getting random unexpected motion, I've tried sourcing the velocity of the particles to fix it but it doesn't give the look i want. I've attached my hip file Dragon_flames5.hipnc
  22. Pluralsight is proud to offer three new courses... one covering intermediate level ocean shot development, a second covering the development of visual effects for Unreal Engine, and another covering the fundamental math concepts that are pivotal to working within Houdini. Below is a bit about each course and a link where you can check out the course overviews. Houdini: Intermediate Ocean FX by Andreas Giesen Link: www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-intermediate-ocean-fx In this course, you'll learn how to setup a procedural ocean and do a flip fluid simulation for a traveling boat in choppy waters. First, you'll discover how to use the ocean spectrum to create an infinite ocean. Next, you'll add the boat, do a flip simulation for a specific area with high detail, and add whitewater and mist. Finally, you'll extend the simulated area and set-up the shaders to render all the layers. When you're finished with this Houdini 16 course, you'll not only have an ocean rendered with a high detail fluid simulation, but you'll also have a workflow on how to master your own ocean and fluid challenges in the future. (Software required: Houdini 16.) Houdini VFX for Games by Andreas Glad Link: www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-vfx-games Have you ever sat down in Unreal Engine to create an effect, and not had a clue where to start? In this course, you'll start from the very beginning by creating the textures for your sprites. Next, you'll create debris in a way that allows you to use it repeatedly and uniquely. Finally, you'll add all the extras to really sell the effect, like decals, camera shake, and a shockwave. When you are finished with this course, not only will you have gained a deeper understanding of timing and the importance of telling a story with the effect, but you'll have planted the seed for future endeavors into proceduralism. (Software required: Houdini 15 and up, Photoshop and Unreal Engine 4.) Practical Houdini Math Tips by Beau Garcia Link: www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-practical-math-tips In this course, you will learn the math that drives Houdini effects production. First, you'll learn about Sines and Cosines. Next, you will explore the concept of Vectors. Finally, you'll finish the course learning about Matrices, Quaternions, Dot Products, and Cross Products. When you're finished with this Houdini course, you'll have a solid foundation in the math skills needed to produce high end visual effects. (Software required: Houdini 15 and up.) Thanks, and as always, I'd love to hear your feedback on these courses so we can continue to improve! Learn more about SideFX and Pluralsight: www.pluralsight.com/sidefx
  23. Hello, I have done another disintegration effect on a sphere, that I need for the end of my animation for university. I have alembic cached out a girl from Maya. It only has subtle animation on it. The girl geometry needs to be swapped with the sphere so the effect is applied. I have attached a file with the cache's in it but without my attempt at swapping the geometry as it crashes Houdini. The animation starts at frame 2670 Thank you! disintergration_ballet_007.hipnc END_Death_camera.fbx End_death.abc
  24. Hello, I am a third year animation student starting vfx. I have a simple disintegration animation for my major project that I have done on a sphere and now I need to transfer it to a hand animation that I have done in Maya and cached into an Alembic. As the animation and FBX camera export start at frame 1671, I changed the simulation to start on that frame. However, the simulation has stopped working and I'm not sure if I have transferred the effect correctly. I have provided the files, thank you! shot16.abc shot16.fbx I have provided new files! I managed to get the sphere to swap with the hand but the effect doesn't work still? It doesn't become smoke and disintegrate infect_point_Scene16.hipnc
  25. Hello, I am a third year student and have just started using Houdini this year. Whilst doing a basic pyro effect using the shelf tools, I want to render an effect I have applied to an alembic cache animation (done in Maya). I don't want the person to be rendered out but I want the effect around her to be rendered. I tried applying a shadow matte as a material, however, when I do render tests, the whole effects is visible when parts of the character should be covering it. Is there a way to fix this? And also, is there a way to make the fog vanish just before the end of the scene? Also, I was wondering if there was a way to match the Houdini scene to Maya scene? I have tried importing the Maya camera in as an alembic but the camera animation doesn't work and the scene doesn't match to Maya. I understand Maya works in cm whilst Houdini is in M... thats all I know though... I have attached the files! Thank you!!! I hope this made sense! Sorry I'm asking so much!!! Shot_3_v2_002.hipnc KT_Scene_3_v2.abc
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