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  1. Hi guys, so I'm doing a scene where berries falling into a bowl but I use a sphere and a simple cup modeled to visualize then I realized when I use rbd object on the sphere and static object on the cup, the sphere doesn't drop into the cup but instead it drop just before the cup. I've been trying to figure out but I have no idea why it turns out like that. Any clue what happened? testyog.avi
  2. Hi, (Disclaimer, still pretty new to houdini) I have a flip simulation that's intended to be a bowl of milk. I want the bowl to be full and to just settle until it's affected by outside forces, but the fluid just instantly collapses to a fraction of it's overall size, even with gravity off it just compresses in on itself. I've tried reading up on this problem online, and have tried various solutions such as disabling reseeding and enabling separation, increasing and decreasing the particle separation and grid scale, but nothing seems to work. Would someone mind looking at my file and telling me what i'm doing wrong? It's driving me up the wall and it's preventing me from completing class projects. Thanks, Richard Advert.zip
  3. fx

    Falcon's Creative Group is seeking full time and/or contract FX ARTISTS and SENIOR FX ARTISTS to join our team in Orlando, FL. Our studio has been creating immersive experiences for special venues, theme parks, and attractions for over 17 years. From global entertainment destinations to cutting edge digital storytelling, to unparalleled themed experiences, our team successfully transforms everyday reality – every day. Check out our DEMO REEL! Position Description The FX Artist will work closely with the Animation Team and Creative Leads to develop 3D FX elements to accomplish the vision of the Director for unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects. Responsibilities include: 1. Establish and understand project FX needs/requirements. 2. Develop particle, rigid body, fluid and volumetric effects Develop in a fast-paced environment with an iterative workflow. 3. Maximize FX rendering techniques with AOVs for compositing. 4. Basic compositing of FX layers/AOVs in shots. 5. Identify creative and technical issues and elevate solutions to appropriate team members. 6. Communicate development status and forecasts. 7. Meet project deadlines set by production. 8. Maintain high security standards for confidential studio assets. Qualifications: 1. Professional industry experience preferred. 2. Strong foundation in using MAYA FX systems and/or HOUDINI. 3. Experience with shader development and render AOVs preferred. 4. Experience with NUKE compositing software a plus. 5. Stereoscopic film production experience a plus. 6. Experience using KRAKATOA, FUME-FX a plus. 7. Programming experience in MEL and/or PYTHON a plus. Submit your application online at: http://falconstreehouse.com/careers.html Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
  4. Hello, I'm James Adkins. Currently available for Houdini FX work. Please DM or email me(jameshadkins@me.com) for my demo reel password as the work in this reel is still under NDA. I have attached my CV as well, if there are any questions please let me know. jamesAdkins_resume_feb2017.pdf
  5. Download 3DModel (voronoi fracture) : House Destruction For R&D.hipdropbox.com/s/cl8tjaodus96eaz/House%20Destruction%20For%20R%26D.rar?dl=0
  6. Hi! I'm trying to create an animated crack effect using the L-system. What I did was project the L-system mesh onto the surface I wish to crack. What should I do next? Is it possible to do the cracks this way?
  7. Hello! I was wondering if anyone knows a way to run a flip simulation over specific geometry. The closest visual reference I can think of would be the workflow from Moana. Would you have to turn the geometry in to a fluid object, or is there some way to have the simulation run on top of the geometry?
  8. I want to create a digital asset where I need to simulate pieces of a fractured object falling down to the ground to get a plausible initial "lying-on-the-ground" orientation for further processing. Is it somehow possible to simulate until a certain condition is met (for example all pieces are frozen) and then fetch that state as an object merge or something like that? I am sure this is possible with python, but I'd rather take an approach that relies on the SOP dependency analysis alone if thats possible. Any hints would be very appreciated!
  9. Good evening everyone! I'm trying to attatch my pop grains to a deforming geometry. I've tried seeing everything related to pop particles on the forums but nothing worked. Thanks for those who help !
  10. FX Animator If you are qualified and interested please email Angela at ageier@laika.com with your reel and resume. General Summary The FX Animator is responsible for creating Character and Environment FX, and elements for lighting and compositing to support of the visual style and narrative of the film. They will also be involved in the collaboration of creative and technical tools and workflow. Essential Job Functions Design and create the look of computer generated FX and elements through shot production. Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor, VFX Sup and/or Director help establish and follow the look of the film. Troubleshoot creative and technical issues. Partner with the Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Compositing and help support each departments’ FX integration issues. Maintain a high level of quality while working on multiple projects, both looks development and shot production under aggressive deadlines. Perform technical work in support of shot production using various production tools. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Animation, Art or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience. 3+ years of high-end production experience in television or feature films as an FX artist and/or TD. Experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions. Knowledge of applicable software and platforms including Maya, Renderman and Houdini REQUIRED. Working knowledge of Digital Compositing in Nuke. Experience with advanced lighting techniques such as Global Illumination, HDRI, subsurface scattering and real world lighting set ups, a plus. Experience with 3D paint packages, a plus. Modeling, Texturing and/or Lighting experience, a plus. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  11. Hi all, I'm trying to achieve the effect of a rubber glove expanding. Here's a link to a reference for the effect. I'm trying to make the palm area of the glove inflate, but the fingers remain the same size. I found a way to achieve the inflating effect on another topic in the forum "Inflate cloth with a finite element solver". This method uses a sop solver in DOPS to multiply "targetv" by time. I have painted an "expand" attribute in SOPS, to confine the inflating effect just to the palm area. However, although the palm inflates, the fingers remain completely motionless and seem to not be affected by the FEM solver. I think it is because the solvers I'm using are not bi-directional. I have attached a .hip file and glove geo for reference. Any help would be greatly appreciated! rubberGlove_v01.hipnc rubberGlove_GEO_v01.obj
  12. Hello, I'm Trying to create a smoke cloud loop. After generating a sim and creating a bgeo sequence. I use 2 time shifts to offset my animation and use a Volume mix to merge one onto the other smoothly. But for whatever reason the first (and thus last) frame of the result it looks as if one bounding box is cropping the volume.. but if I do a lower resolution of the exact same sim, it's all fine! I can't figure out why, how to force a certain BB to be used. help or previous related post would be greatly appreciated. PS: also attached the hip file. SmokePuff_07_V1.hip
  13. Hello fellow Houdini users! I am using the Houdini Crowd setup. I am trying to trigger a state change in fish from a fast swim to a slow swim. I understand that using the triggers and transitions I can get animation clips to smoothly blend together over time. However I can't get the crowd steering nodes to transition together smoothly. Beneath my fast swim and slow swim states I have separate chains of crowd steer nodes, one that has low drag and high movement, and the other with high drag and low movement, and they then feed into the 'merge states' node and then into the crowdsolver. But when the transition is triggered there is no interpolation between these states, they immediately switch over regardless of the transition duration. Does anyone know a way I can get a smooth transition between two separate crowd steering states? Thank you for your help!
  14. Hi Guys, I just started learning about smoke simulation. I am trying to create a tornado simulation using smoke solver instead of Pyro. I followed the custom force tutorial from Ben Watts. The problem that I am facing is that when I start my simulation, after a while the smoke spread out and remains floating and it doesn't follow my velocity field. How can I get it to follow my velocity all the time, or is there anyway to kill the smoke based on their age? I have attached a quick preview and my hip file. Thanks, Preview.mp4 Tornado_test7.hiplc
  15. All of my latest work from projects including X-Men Apocalypse, Game of Thrones Season 6, and more. FX Reel 2016
  16. Hi, I'm trying to do an effect base on the tv series daredevil. This is as close as I can get. Is there anyway that I could make the flip more detail in terms of following the detail of the object? testvisco.avi
  17. Hi, I am doing simple crowd simulation test...The problem I am facing is, when I change condition of agents from walking to stand animation..it stops in single frame in jerk not smoothly..what I am trying to do is a smooth transition from walk to stand..I tried to stop agents on 2 conditions one is time base and another is target point position near to him...
  18. Hello fellow houdini artists. i hope y'all having a great weekend, just a quick quest, does anyone know how pyrofx can be used as a source to destroy a rigid body wall or any object that has been converted into a RBD, or after setting up or after setting up my fracture can i assign a pyro "fireball" to be the collider of the Fracture ? rather than having a sphere... please check out the example attached and thank you very much
  19. Any good link to where i can find a tutorial where they are teaching how to make a tornado in houdini thanks!
  20. Hi all, hoping someone can help with this -- I've got a beach break sim, waves crashing on the rocky shore, etc. As the wave crests and curls over to crash, there's problems with the interior surfaces. While trying to eliminate variables and track down the issue, I've been working with a smaller section of the sim and turned off all the filtering on the mesh so it looks a bit crunchy right now, but hopefully this shows things clearly enough: (front view) (back view): --There it is, frames 98-99, a big part of the mesh just disappears, *pop*! This was done with the particle fluid surface SOP by the way, Houdini 15.5.565 . I've opened it up and have been digging around to try and diagnose the problem and so far all I can do is cause that shape to disappear on a different frame, sometimes it reappears for a few frames. So far I think it has something to do with how the surface layer of particles gets combined with the source @surface field out of DOPs. I get the same problem with or without using the Fluid Compress node. I've been all over the place with the erosion scale, droplet size, etc., but nothing is improving things If I look at the particles coming out of DOPs, I can see that the interior detail is there, nothing's popping from the sim: , and if I view the surface field coming from DOPs, that looks more like what I would expect: Anyway, I'm running out of ideas on how to fix this. I'd really like to take advantage of the fluid compression and the features that Particle Fluid Surface offers, but the "unioning" of the VDB from particles and the compressed fluid SDF isn't working so well. If I give up and just use the surface field straight from DOPS, I lose a lot of control over the detail and breakup of the splash areas. Any advice or tips are most welcome! Houdini 5.5.565 / Mac OS X 10.11.1
  21. Hey there, I am currently trying to simulate a (single) falling fir-branch like the ones you can see in this image: I would like to use a wire solver for that, but I am having a hard time to make the needles stick to the branch. How would you go about that? Desired setup: * branch as wire obejct (soft body behavior when colliding) * needles as wire object attached to the branch (soft body behaviour as well) * gravity in place, falling fir-branch, colliding with a ground plane. I tried the "Attach wires to surface" shelftool, but that attaches the selected wire points only to existing points on the branch-geo (which is low res, with just a few points). I would like the needles to be independent of the branch geo so that I can have a rather lowres branch geo (tube, less subdivs), and lots of needles. I would like to attach them like it is possible with folicles in maya, having them stick wherever they are on the surface, not having them stick to one of the input points on the fir branche geo. Using the point attribute "pintoanimation" or "gluetoanimation" also does not work. Doing so, the needles jitter around as soon as they are not in line with a points of the underlying branch geo. Do you guys know any solution for that? Thanks in advance for your time and help! Cheers, Philipp
  22. Don't miss our latest GridMarkets Houdini Artist Feature with FX TD Javier Meroño, who has set himself a challenge: how to create fluid shots without resorting to fluid sims. Find out more about his investigations here.
  23. Hello, I'm trying to create a looping animation of water spiling on the ground, so that it repeats itself every 60 frames , but im stuck at the part that where I need to blendshape the last frame and the first frame since I can't find anyway for the points to be blend shaped to their nearest relative point. waterfallloop.hip
  24. Can someone tell me why often in time people will like to separate out density, temp, vel and merge it back in the smoke object in pyro ( under the initial data as: density SOP path, temp SOP path...ect) instead of that, we can put multiple source volume node to input different channel as well. What is the main different here? All I know is putting those SOP path makes it last longer in the sim, thinking like as if you want to have a shape of a box being evaporate then we will use that and if we are using any of the initial data we will most likely not wanting to put down the Source volume node where this is constantly pumping stuff into the sim. In addition, to do any of explosion sim, is the best not to put fuel data as any initial SOP path since those will stay quiet a while if you are sourcing the fuel on your Source Volume already. In render you will have a constant light area where is being burn even your explosion has already occured and about to finish. Please correct me if im wrong.
  25. This exercise files for those that want to learn the technique Houdini 15.5.480 Lighting v01.hip