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  1. rbd and softbodys

    I'm trying to understand what is possible in combining rbd and softbody simulations. Or what the workflow should be to get a fractured object to break apart like in a rigid body sim but also be a bit squishy. Like how a pumpkin might break when dropped from 2 meters off the ground. I haven't been able to get this look with fem and fracturing as the individual pieces kind of stick together on impact and don't break apart the way rbd does. Is there a solution with the multi solver? or some implementation of the grain solver that i can't think of. if someone has a solution for this i would very much appreciate it if you shared it with me. thank you. B
  2. Dealing with FEM + Static Body

    Good night, people: I'm a newbie with Houdini. I've tried lots of tutorials but, I'm still having problems with collisions. I made a simple setup, a growing fem ball inside a static collider, but, it interpenetrates the walls of the static object. I tried to get more substeps, to have more detail in collision guides, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I attach the file that I'm working on. Thanks! testme.hipnc
  3. FLIP / FEM - Mutual Interaction

    Sup guys, I'm trying to make a Fluid pushing a FEM sphere. I've found some information about fluid force + some setting on the flip solver but the FEM object just don't move. I'm clearly doing something wrong. Can anyone help understand what's going on? Thank's, Alvaro FLIP FEM.rar
  4. FEM with alembic animation cache

    hey everyone - can anyone help me with this please? I've watched numerous tutorials on FEM online and i've gone through numerous threads on here but i'm simply having no luck. I'm trying to get an animated character i've exported from maya into houdini and attach a FEM solution to it. Using the follow target constraint i can attach the FEM mesh to the animated one but no matter what i try and do i just end up with a mesh either falling to the floor or (as in my attached scene) just 'hanging' off the static mesh. I'm really lost here i've been banging my head at the wall for 2 weeks trying to suss this out. I've followed scene files by half a dozen guys off vimeo with scene files attached but nobody seems to have a scene file i can look at that involves an animated alembic cache. Can anyone take a look at my scene please and help me with where i've gone wrong? thanks anthony hou_alembic_char_FEM_flesh_v02.zip
  5. fem object pushing pyro smoke out the way

    hi all so i'm trying a little test - a simple fem object that moves using target to help it along i want that shape to interact and push some pyro smoke out of the way... does anyone have any ideas? I'm wondering if i need to cache out the fem sim first and fetch that in then use it as a deforming geo? apologies as i cant share the scene as i'm at office pc :/ edit: I found this link below but i dont know if i'm over complicating it really... https://ceyhankapusuz.com/2017/01/20/houdini-solvers-mutual-interaction/ ta! ant
  6. Hey guys, I tried to import a fbx from mixamo (walking animation) and wanted to add some fem, but as soon as I add it the walk animation stops, there is a way to have both things? Thanks!
  7. 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 :/
  8. 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.
  9. I found some threads asking similar questions but in Houdini 15.. things seem to be different enough in 16, that a noob like me can't figure out how to carry that info over to 16. I have an animated .FBX model from Mixamo. It's a dancing male character. In short, i want him to dance as he does but for his neck and head to be finite elements (soft body, rubber like). So as he dances around, his head is just flopping around everywhere. Seems simple enough.. would anyone be kind enough to assist me? Thank you! I'm including the project file even though it's literally just the dancing model: Dance.hip
  10. Squashy effect

    Hi node guys! I have a question that i breaking my non-programing head. I have this points selected based in the bounding object, I would like to push them out and make it look like is Squashing against any object in his way. I'm not using FEM because it didnt work in this case, actually dont know why. Thanks for any help or idea you can give me Jason.
  11. Squashy effect

    Hi node guys! I have a question that i breaking my non-programing head. I have this points selected based in the bounding object, I would like to push them out and make it look like is Squashing against any object in his way. I'm not using FEM because it didnt work in this case, actually dont know why. Thanks for any help or idea you can give me Jason.
  12. Hi, I would like to use FEM (or soft body) on multiple objects. Basically, I used the copy SOP to copy objects on points. If I use the FEM after the copy SOP, they are merged together. The sollution was probably on this post but the link doesn't work anymore : Thanks, Charles
  13. Hi, I am doing some more FEM testing and have found that if you are using a target object then you can't use solid fracture as well without pieces jumbling up. Anyone know a way of fixing this. I have attached an example scene, if you enable fracturing on the solid object then you will see what I mean. Thanks Graham FEM_break.hip
  14. Create multiple FEM over time?

    Hey guys, I need to fill an object with some FEM spheres but: - I need the spheres to be a copy of the same FEM sphere; - I need it to be generated at the same place on every 10 frames or so (and fall due to gravity); Does it make sense? Here's the basic idea but with 1 sphere only, I'd like to keep generating them until the beaker is full File is attached Cheers, Alvaro beaker.v1a.hiplc

    Hey Guys, I am trying to get POPs to emit a finite element. I have a simple setup where I am birthing a particle every 50 frames and having this fed into DOPs where the finite element solver takes over. The problem is I cant seem to source more then 1 instance of the object into Dops. I have attached a scene file I hope someone can help. Thanks, Clive Balls_Test_Fem.hipnc
  16. Hi all I have some problem about FEM collision. In the attached image below, the red part is my input target geometry and constrained by "FETarget constraint". When the target geometry moves very fast, my solid object penetrate itself. I have tried to turn on "collision with connected components" and also increase collision sub-step of FE solver, but it still doesn't work. Is anyone has better solution to improve that? Thanks. Archive.zip
  17. Fracture Threshold in FEM

    Hi guys, I wanted to do some soft body ripping effect and FEM seemed to be the best tool for the job. I'm having trouble holding the fractured pieces together until impact however, and it immediately breaks apart when gravity is active. Do I need a constraint to hold the pieces together like as one would with a typical RBD/Bullet set up and break them in a SOP solver? I figured that the fracturethreshold attribute is the clue, but I tested with values as high as 20000000 and as low as 0.00000001 with no visual changes. Thanks in advance!
  18. 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
  19. pushing FEM object using pyro

    Hi everyone, I am trying to bend some trees using a rocket exhaust. I have created a pyro sim for the rocket exhaust, which I have cached cached. I have also created trees in L-systems and made them in to FEM objects. I have been able to use a magnet force in the FEM simulation to deform the trees, but I want to use the pyro sim to force the trees to bend. I assume this is possible, but I do not know how to connect the cached pyro sim to the FEM simulation. I have been trying to use the FieldForce DOP with a SOPvetorField plugged into the data, but I have no idea how to configure these nodes. Can anyone help me with getting this to work? Thanks! Dan l-system_test_04.hip
  20. fem flip interaction

    how would we setup fem flip interaction flip pushing around fem body? Fluid force? Does feedback needs to be enabled on flip solver? Looks very buggy this in h15.5 .565? If I increase fluid force it is pushing flip upwards? Anyone have experience with this I want to get something like this going on http://physbam.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/animations/starfish_150.mp4 starfish_v001.hipnc
  21. I'm scratching my head over this issue. My FEM object is slipping through the animated Static Object slowly as it spins. The Static Object is set to "Use Deforming Geometry" and does not act as expected. FEM_slipping_through_StaticObject_slowly.hipnc
  22. use of Energy Attribute - FEM

    Hey guys, About this energy attribute, I think I could make a good use of it but I don't know how to access it. I mean, I can see it in the dops geometry spreadsheet but it doesn't get out there. I can't see it in sops. My main doubts are: - Can I bring this attributes to sops? (dissipationdensity, kineticdensity, potentialdensity) - Can I use it in dops? (use it as a multiplier for some other parameter, like the fracture threshold for example) Thank you fem.energy.v1a.rar
  23. FEM Copies (for Optimization)

    Hey guys, I have this scene with a lot of berries falling. If I select all of the berries and aply a FEM (shelf) at all of it, the action gets very slow and causes closer berries mesh to "fuse" one into another. The reason it gets slow/merge is the solidembed thing. It takes too long to make it for all the berries. My doubt: is there a way to make only one FEM berry and then make muliple copies of it, this way it doesn't have to tetrahedralize all of the berries? Thx, Alvaro
  24. FEM Fracture Attribute

    Hello! In this Masterclass, at 41:00, the teacher explains that fracture parts of the object can be localy modified using an attribute. So my question is about this : how do you control what part of the object will fracture? is there a way to connect the FEM solver to a voronoi attribute or anything like that? Thank you for your time!
  25. FEM object to stay rigid

    How do i make a FEM object stay in air like its static but also take a punch and deform like its (Rigid) affected to gravity.