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  1. Hi, Whenever I run a pyro cache, that is, I import the pyro fields and attach a fileCache node and write out the cache. The simulation eats up all my RAM as soon as the caching starts and then almost freezes my system. I always check off the cache sim option in DOP node that disables saving cache in RAM, but even then my RAM quickly gets filled up. I have created a basic pyro explosion not very large scale and I have 32 GB RAM. Is there any way to control or limit how much RAM Houdini uses for simulation? Like say, use 28 GB RAM and no more or flush previous cache from RAM automatically. Thanks
  2. Hello! I want to present you my latest project! Did a test of cold smoke, the video below. Hip_file is available for download HIP_FILE https://gumroad.com/l/iOkAd
  3. Viewport visual of smoke looks too low detail

    I've had this issue a few times and I'm pretty sure it's me now doing something wrong. I built a simple smoke solver from particles of feet hitting a grid. When I bring those particles into the smoke solver the smoke that it will generate will be really low quality, as you can see, nomatter how much I divide it down. Would the reason be a shading issue or a density issue? Thanks for the help! WalkingDust_001.hipnc
  4. smoke separation

    hello i have give different material to two smoke emitters but if I create two smoke objects , smoke object 1 dose not effects each smoke object 2 how can create effect between two smoke objects thx separation smoke.hip
  5. Swirl Pyro Equivalent

    Hey, I have been struggling to get a nice swirling motion in slower moving pyro smoke simulations. In Maya fluids I had an option called swirl witch worked beautifully. I found an old post addressing this issue, but it seems to have died before arriving at a good solution: http://forums.odforce.net/topic/23132-smoke-swirl-vorticity-with-smoke-solver/ Here is a simulation I did in Maya using the swirl attribute. https://youtu.be/Ifd6FJ2oHIc In houdini I have been using disturbance but I don't seem to get the results I want. Disturbance doesn't really seem to add swirl but more turbulent detail. For example, look at this sim I found on vimeo. You can see the disturbance start overpower the simulation towards the end, it doesn't really add a swirling motion. https://vimeo.com/220668349 What is a good Idea to get nice swirls? Thanks
  6. Collision object in Pyro sim

    Hi everyone, I am working on a smoke simulation and i have imported my collision object with source volume into my Pyro sim. No matter how much I increase the smoke divisions as well as reducing the voxel size on colliding geometry I still get jagged edges when smoke interacts with it. I have attached a screen capture here to make it more clear. Is there any way to smooth the jagged edges or am I missing something in the process? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
  7. Hi, I have been working to create a pyro simulation with multiple colors. I did this by giving my particles different colors then in my fluid source node use the attribute Cd in velocity volumes. I use that as a vector field in dops. This method works, but if I want to change the color I have to re-sim the whole thing. Is there anyway to modify the Cd attribute colors after the simulation? I just seems like there must be an easier/better way to get multiple colors in a pyro simulation. It seems like I should be able to set to colors like red and blue and simulate that. Then at render I can modify the Cd colors to what I need. Or is re simulation something that just needs to be done? It just doesn't seem art direct-able if I have to re sim every time I need to fix the colors. thanks in advance. explosion.hiplc
  8. HOUDINI FX- RENASCENCE PROGRAM PROMO VIDEO: Welcome, soldier! Are you ready to demolish buildings, flood cities or maybe, making a stadium sprout from the underground? These are just some of the things that you will be able to learn in Houdini FX Renascence Program. At Houdini FX Renascence Program, we train you to face any FX project successfully. We have tried our best to offer you the best material. This course has been meticulously structured to take your FX skills to the next level so that you will be able to find a job in a top VFX studio in the future or maybe, become a successful FX freelancer. Our commitment, as an online school, is to offer the best learning experience in the market. Therefore, all our content is available in English and Spanish. HOW IT WORKS This course will be delivered via video only. We will work on weekly projects, so will have to meet the assigned challenges. Keep in mind that these assignments will make up interesting material for your «Demo Reel». Likewise, we will give you access to the Facebook support group, where you can interact with your instructor and classmates. The course is divided into 4 modules: MODULE I The Awakening (8 weeks) We will start by explaining how to take your first steps in the software. The content is highly optimized to get you familiar with Houdini in a dynamic and productive way. We won’t talk about every menu or button; all this information will be explained on-the-go, along with the training. Our priority is to make you feel comfortable from the start. You will find out about the main nodes in Houdini, you will learn to move around the interface and we will teach you how to control points and particles (points, pops and grains). At the end of this module, you will be able to create simulations of rain, sand, snow, perspiration, sparks, ashes, confetti, fireworks, bubbles, and much more. This is not a lighting and rendering course, but we will teach you everything you need to submit your project with a perfect final look. MODULE II Fire Inception (8 weeks) Explosions, fire, smoke, clouds … everything you have been waiting for! This module is full of action. We will focus on learning to emit and control volumes, using of one of the most powerful solvers in Houdini, i.e., “Pyrosolver”. You will learn different methods to accelerate your simulations, always working as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will teach you how to create shaders that will make your simulation look realistic. Recycle! Every setup created during these 8 weeks, can be reused to create new scenes. MODULE III Rise of the Fallen (8 weeks) You will become a weapon of mass destruction! You will learn to perform different types of fractures and we will provide you with all the tools to control and choreograph your simulations. In this third module, you will put together everything you have learned so far to create complex scenes using particles and volume. Breaking objects, demolishing buildings or splitting a land into two lots, are just some of the challenges you will face here! MODULE IV Deep Dive (8 weeks) We will have to put out the fire after the chaos… This is the final module of the course, and here you will learn to work with FLIP, which is the Houdini’s solver to create liquids. You will recreate infinite oceans and simulate water. You will learn how to create foam, bubble and spray passes. Finally, we will teach you how to deal with the different viscosities to get simulations of blood, chocolate, honey, yogurt, caramel, etc. APPLY TO THE RENASCENCE PROGRAM NOW AND GET 25% OFF!* 399$ 299$ http://houdini.training/
  9. Hello, I am currently doing some RnD on a rocket engine. For this to work properly, I need a way for my emitter geo to shoot flames with initial velocity in the normal direction of the emitter. I made a gif to show the problem. Red is the emitter, the arrow represents the direction of the initial velocity. Right now, my simulation only shoots flames with an initial velocity in one specified direction. I used the "add initial velocity" in the create volume source node of the emitter. But I don't really know how to animate that. Appreciate any help, thanks!
  10. Pyro Smoke querries

    Hey, I am new to Houdini, and I am facing some problems with creating smoke. I have a scene where in there is a lot of smoke inside of the building which is the aftermath of a huge fire that burnt down the place. I need to show lingering smoke which is just floating around the area. Not much internal motion and nice and big shapes. Can anyone please guide me on how to go about this effect ? I have used 'dry ice' from the Pyro shelf and have gotten some interesting results. I am not liking the look I need (which is wispy) and softer edges with less internal motion. Thanks many !
  11. Pyro FX color issue

    Hi, I want to have color to my Pyro smoke but i tried many ways and the smoke color is coming to black can anyone help me with this? ABC_export.abc PyroFX_V014.hipnc
  12. How to Make a long smoke in Houdini

    Hey guys ,I spent lot of time to make a long and silim smoke in Houdini with Pyro, but I can't get the same effect like this. Any one knows how to make this kind of smoke in Houdini? the original video is here:
  13. Hi first, I'm beginner of Houdini and I'm just challenging to control pyro without shelf tool (I mean, pile nodes up from bottom) But, Even I use shelf tool, It is still hard to deal with flame height, amount of smoke and etc .. First of all, I wanna make fire of match and that flame height makes me to be confused .... I controlled options at combustion and simulation tab at Pyro solver but I can't understand it yet ;;; How could I deal with this ?? Sorry for my poor English and thank you for read ! Have a good day
  14. Slow motion explosion

    Hi everyone, I`m currently working on my 2nd year university project. I have 3 buildings exploding together somehow i managed to get that bit in slow motion by using timewarp right after the dop network. (Don`t think if that was the right way anyways). However the same method is not working with pyro explosion sim. I have the sim ready but i need to make it 4 times slower than it is. I`ve been struggling for a while so really appreciate some suggestions. Thanks.
  15. Link to tutoial -> https://gum.co/imSYS In this comprehensive stand alone tutorial we will go over how to set up scene-scale clustered pyro simulations and blend them together post-simulation to make it appear as if it is one large simulation. This process will lower simulation time, allow for higher resolutions, and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. This process will also optimize large scale pyro scenes, so that simulations are only calculated where absolutely necessary and blend them together so that it appears as if it is the same volume. This tutorial comes with all digital assets, a documented and fully set up file as well as a starter file for following the tutorials along the same as I work through them. An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow, learn some VEX and create massive sims. Includes a documented scene file and all digital assets! Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future to create massive simulations and squeeze in those extra few iterations before deadlines! You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.
  16. Falling Dust - Characteristic

    Hi Houdini friends! I've been trying to do a sim for falling dust, the kind of look I want to get is similar to this: The shape of the leading edge of the falling dust is "spiky" and has the grainy details. I kind of "cheated" by giving it a high disturbance and warp the velocity field so that all vel.y will be going down and scaled down vel.x and z, but when there's interaction with collision geo this will not work since the velocity field is manipulated, and it gives this "sliding" behavior along the collision geo. Attached is an example file that shows this issue. Has anyone done similar sim before or have any advice on how to get this kind of characteristic in the sim? Thank you soooo much in advance! Much appreciated! fallingDust_test.hipnc
  17. Hey, Got a little question regarding the advecten of large scale volumes like clouds. They won't have much of a directional movement but this typical billowing. I build a setup that takes the surface field and places some cross product swirls right under the surface, adjust the noise frequency depending on the depth and also the amp etc... but it's still not convincing me. Do you have an idea how to realize this in an efficient way? Cheers!
  18. Hi! I was wondering if you guys also noticed significant changes in your pyro simulations when you compare cache previously generated with Houdini 16 and the ones generated with Houdini 16.5? From 15.5 to 16.0 the biggest differences was coming from the Mountain node that was updated but from 16.5 to 16 I'm struggling trying to find out what causes such drastic changes. The pyro simulation I was using are pretty much simple tweaks of the explosion presets under the shelf with Open CL checked on unsing a sphere a fuel source and some tiny tweaks in the shape tabs. Nothing very fancy. Are you guys aware of what could have changed that could potentially affect my results so much? The shape of the explosions are now quite different. They feel way less random in 16.5. Maybe it has something to do with the Source Fuel instead of Pyro. I wish I could upload a screenshot but my employer block any upload for now... Sorry about this...
  19. Pyro FX density vs heat

    Hello, Does any one kno why the density field is being used as a binding for the threshold in the shape parameters of the pyro effect simulation once you use the "smokeless flame" preset? Its kind of weird that it takes density into account because density represents the smoke and we are trying to shape just the flames... Thanks, Diogo
  20. How does Pyro FX works?

    Hello everyone, Does any of you know where can I find in depth knowledge of the pyro solver (I wouldn't mind the resources went further into math and implementation), its workflows and rendering pypeline? The documentation by sideFX is very poor in this case, and the tutorials on the subject are even worse (the usual -> "I think if you move this slider, it does this...") . Thank you, Diogo
  21. Pyro Collisions

    Hi, I am dealing with some pyro collision problems. I have an explosion that is penetrating the roof collision shape. Part of the trouble is that the collision is fairly thin and the pyro sim is moving fast. I can make the collisions perfect by setting the substeps to a ridiculously high number, such as 10. What is a better way to deal with my problem other than high substeps? As you can see, most of the fire is colliding, but some seems to seep through. Thanks
  22. Hi ! I'm trying to distribute pyro simulation among several computers using hqueue And whatever i do i can not get proper results ! i've attached sample scene ! everything is done using shelf tools only (no custom multisolvers, etc.) as you can see the container, divided by 2 along X axis, looks fine ! but ! container divided another way looks wrong ! and i can not get what is the problem ! i just change slice division and nothing more .... distro.hip
  23. Explosion Rbd with pyro clustering

    Hi, i'm working on an explosion scene with pyro that existing from pop trails. but when i simulating my pyro, the area of sim is going bigger so much and killing me. i think there is a way like on that video is there any way to make multi containers like clustering my rbd explosion as like that for speed up sim? i attached the hip file that i found on web and learning from it. Rbd_Explosion_With_Smoke.hip
  24. Test destruction

    My work for January - February 2018. These are tests on destruction of 16 Houdini. I ask for your opinion on quality
  25. Smoke falling down

    Hello magicians! I found a cool picture and I thought I'd give a shot in houdini, here's the reference: } Here's what I have so far: Any thoughts to help get the effect on the picture? maybe advecting particles? Hip attached Thanks! smoked.hip
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