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  1. Hey, I would like to add some detail to the interior faces of my fractured geo. I have separate materials for the inside and out. I added a displacement noise to the inside shader. The only problem is that it breaks the edges. How can I get some detail like that on the faces without breaking the geometry? Thanks
  2. Hi, I'm pretty new at Houdini and am trying to find a way to get fractured objects from different glue networks to glue together. For instance, I want the wood of a window frame to have different glue strength than the glass in the widnow, so the glass shatters more easily than the wood. But I also want the edges of the glass to be glued to the frame. My attempts so far only manage to glue every piece of glass and wood together in a third network which is not what I want; I want only the glass pieces adjacent to the wood to glue together. Is there a way to do this procedurally? Thanks
  3. Hello all, Newbie calling for help here. Now, more angry and with less hair... I am trying to export out an alembic file that will have my packed fracture in a grouped hierarchy rather then a solid piece of geometry. My end product would be an alembic that I can auto assign bones(via script) to each piece of geo inside of maya. From there I would like to export out as an FBX. My geometry setup in houdini does have an Assemble node with Create Groups, Create name Attribute and create Packed Geometry selected. In my fracture voronoi I have an attribute created called piece. Also in my voronoi tab under groups Ive selected create groups with named prefix, interior and exterior groups. I dont know if Im setting up my tree wrong in my fractured Object (Door) or if my settings to render out with a ROP Alembic are jacked. So my question is 2 fold, Am I setting up my packed fracture correctly to give me individual pieces come alembic time. AND are there special settings/ and or combination of settings of both. Ive read the manual, rumbled through sites and still no bueno. I've included my scene for further diagnoses. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. I've also tried incorporating Laidlaw's RBD/FBX export into my hip and couldn't get it to work. On that note any FBX workflow that can be recomended. I tried the game tab RBD to FBX export but I'm confused as to what node to export I should select in my file. Everything Ive tried so far just throws an error Again I appreciate ur help! DoorExplode_OD_v005.hip
  4. I fractured a box. It falls into another box and smashes... The pieces are flying all over and looks like shattering glass or something. Is there a simple way to put on some spring constraints or something so it breaks more "natural or cool" . Tried glue, but it just cuts off at impact point. Kind of splitting object in half. Want it to bend before breaking softly. Like a candy bar.
  5. 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
  6. this has to be simpler than i'm making it. I hear theres an active attribute i can set but dont know how to do it. Currently i'm trying to faff on with an attribute vop and some xyzdist and compare and if-then block but i cant get it working. I got the trick from a search results and a file but houdini doesn't seem to have the if-then block i need so its really confusing me. can anyone help i just need a nice solution for pinning some parts of fractured wall to the floor maybe based on a proximity value or a group or something so i dont have to manually enter all the pieces as active=0 i cant supply a scene sadly as i'm in work and cant upload anything. But its a pretty simple ball hits wall scene really :/ really confused by this ant
  7. A to B Effect using RBD

    Hi Guy, I am working on a project, it is a fractured wooden logo that I need to explode the pieces and then get them back together which turns to another logo. So, the second logo has to be created from the pieces of first logo. What would be the best way to do such a effect?
  8. 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!
  9. Houdini Tutorial VOL 01

    Houdini tutorial VOL 01 Houdini Training Package number 1: Educator : Amin Sadeghvand | Software : HOUDINI 15.5 | Level : Medium | Duration : 13 hr | Volume : 4.31 GB| Quality : HD | Language : English . Website
  10. Dynamic RBD - Houdini to Unreal

    Would anyone know how to pre-fracture geometry in houdini, bring it into unreal engine and have it be dynamic (responsive to real-time collisions)? I know unreal has a way to do it and be dynamic, but Im wanting to be able to art direct from houdini for the area where my collision will happen in the level. I have already tried pre-fracturing with voronoi and exporting as alembic and fbx but no dice. Just wanted to see if anyone had a solution to this. Any ideas?
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. I have a load of RBD packed objects smashing on a Ground Plane, they're all intersecting by a consistent distance through the Ground Plane, the RBD packed objects are all convex hull rather than concave although changing between the two doesn't seem to make a difference. I've tried replacing the Ground Plane with a static box and trying different geo representations on it but that doesn't seem to work either. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be really appreciated! Thanks
  14. Voronoi Fracture Issues

    Hi guys, so I got this house model which I'm going to destroy. When it comes to voronoi fracturing (create inside surfaces turned on) I get strange chunks coming out of the walls. I don't really know where it comes from (I guess it's the triangulation inside voronoi fracture) and I don't know how to fix it. I tried converting the mesh into VDB and fracture that but even there are some chunks sticking out. I attached the file. Cheers housefracture_to_odforce.hip
  15. hi! I'm facing some kind of issue: I would like to fracture a geo, then create clusters from the voronoi pieces, then be able to break those cluster based on the strenght of their glue attribute. So far I only get this kind of result: A glue strenght of -1 should give me infinite strength right? so why are my pieces breaking appart inside the same cluster ? What am I missing ?? here's a simple hip if you'd like to correct me. Cheers ! voronoi_clusters.hipnc
  16. I have an animated cabinet that i have imported to Houdini from Maya as an FBX. I want to drop cutlery into one of the draws in the cabinet, i have imported the spoon .geo and made the cabinet a static object and the spoon an RBD object. when i drop the spoon onto some parts of the cabinet it lands fine. I want to drop it inside the draw before it opens but when i position it above the draw and play through it doesn't move, it is just frozen in the air. Im guessing its a problem with bounding boxes? Sorry im new to Houdini any help would be greatly appreciated! (Sorry for the bad angle, the draw is closed)
  17. I have an object shattering using a voronoi fracture, i'm importing it to Maya as an alembic cache but i have to manually select all of the inside faces of the cracks to texture them differently. Is there a way i can select all inside faces on a voronoi fracture object in Houdini to make things quicker? Thanks
  18. Unique fracture on each copy?

    I was wondering if anybody had a simple-ish way to have an individual voronoi fracture for each copy of a geometry. Here's a picture of my current setup and I tried copy stamping a random seed on the scatter, which of course didn't work. I also thought about using a for-each loop but had no luck really. I've attached my current scene file if anybody wants to take a look. Here are pictures of my current setup as well. http://imgur.com/a/05w1S http://imgur.com/a/iQFu6 FRA_FENCE.hiplc
  19. Impact Glue interaction

    I am struggling to architect what I have in mind and it may be quite simple but... somehow I just don't get how to connect the dots. Attached is a file with a fractured sphere (thin shell) and a small obstacle inside moving fast, I want to break/weaken the glue constraint based on the impact data (may be after a certain force of impact. At the moment the sphere gets moved around by the obstacle, instead the sphere should break on contact with the bullet, but not against the floor. Thanks in advance. PS. All the elements inside the attached scene are using the shelf tools, specially confusing is the ImpactAnalysis. impact_glue_interaction.hip
  20. Hi! I want to attach a geometry (some voronoi fragments in this case) to a moving/deformed mesh, i.e. I want to deform my base mesh freely and the voronoi fragments follow the deformations (Position and rotation or normals directions) without stretch it. I already try it with Point Vop but, how can I send the information of N directions to each voronoi fragment? If I send it with Cd looks like this: I animated the geometry with a mix and a group generated with color. I hope that someone know how to do this. Your feedback is welcomed and thanks so much!! Constraint Obj Test 01.hipnc
  21. Working on a project that is just a simple break away of a fractured model. Problem is that Mantra renders all the cracks in the shape before they are pulled apart. Rendering the same scene in other renderers like Arnold Render does not yield this problem. The shape is not cracked before it it pulled apart which is the desired effect. Anyone know why this is not the case in Mantra? Houdini 15.5, latest Arnold render.
  22. Hi Guys, Quick question I hope somebody can help with...I want to Voronoi fracture a box and to have each piece of said fracture to be an equally sized pyramid. I have tried numerous approaches but can't quite seem to be able to crack it, any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Clive
  23. Imperfect Voronoi fracture

    I am getting an almost perfect voronoi fractured mesh, but at some points the edges on the outside just dont match up. I need a perect outside shell for further processing, so can this somehow be avoided? I tried with voronoi fracture points and with a scatter on an isooffset, both methods result in this problem. I could somehow fix this in VEX probably but I'd rather get this right in the first place... voronoi problem.hiplc
  24. hi everyone this is a quick question - i've setup a simulation where i'm pushing an (animated) bullet through an hourglass. yep i'm that cliche lol! anyway i've just a simple attribute transfer using a box with the geo. The voronoi fracture uses Cd ..simple enough. however i seem to have a frustrating issue at the bottom - there are a few huge ugly chunks. Is it not possible to merge these or just tell houdini to create one piece at the bottom? I'm really stuck for a way to do this outside of creating a 'cut' version of the geometry :/ anyone got any ideas? thanks ant
  25. voronoi fracture extrusion issue

    Hi Everybody, Can anyone tell me why when I polyextrude a tube and voronoi fracture it the pieces reach all the way into the interior of the tube instead of cutting only as deep as my extrusion? Please see attached image and .hip file Thanks! extrusion_voronoi_issue.hip