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  1. Polywire shape adjustments

    Hi there! I'm trying to add a certain shape to an object. (see image which hopefully explains it better ;-) the effect I'm trying to achieve is that the polywire should be bigger to the point and smaller/thinner in between. I did try it with a ramp but it obviously doesn't work. I'm still new to houdini and any help is very much appreciated! Thanks ;-) curve on object.hipnc
  2. Hi there, Very basic question, what is the correct way to get a custom shape volume, for example a spherical volume? When you plug geo into the volume node all it does is put a square bounding box around the geo. many thanks in advance
  3. Hey, I am attaching a shape to my agent's hand (via agentlayer). Is there a way to disconnect the shape from the hand and make it rbd (as to drop to the floor)? Thank you!
  4. Pyro flames advection to geometry

    Hi, I'm trying to match this flame look for pyro. I have 3 major challenges: - the flames are not sticking to the geometry and travelling along it while keeping the shape (more or less) - the base colour of the flames (close to the emission point) is white at the base and I would like to get the white in the 'middle' of the flame as in the reference. - I cannot have a very specific emission source for fuel because that gets very visible and overexposed (white) while the flames are faded to lower luminance values (orange, red). Playing with the emission sources doesn't bring me close enough and it is very difficult for the flames to clump together (or go towards each other) while keeping their individual shapes (at least for 3-4 frames). Also it is impossible for me to make them crawl and warp around the burning object. It seems that i miss a attraction force that keeps them to the surface and control their shape. Playing with velocity fields makes them only going away from the object and loose the shape very easily. It seems that I'm missing something. Any advice to were to look would be very much appreciated. UPDATE. A second media file was added for better understanding of the issues. Thank you! Cheers, Cristian fireRef.mov fireRef2.mov
  5. POP Fireworks - Color from Image

    Hey guys, I have to create fireworks that turn into some specific shapes. Just like this: I have an workflow idea working with colors. It goes like this: -Simulate standard the fireworks; -Go to a specific frame where the where the starbusrt* is fully formed; -Apply the color at this specific frame; -keep that specific color assigned to individual particles through the whole simulation; (not working) does it make sense? I'm having problems to achieve this last step. what I'm doing is: -caching the simulation; -apply the colors; -add a timeshif to the "rest" frame (89 in this case); -copy the color attributes from this frame (89) to the animated simulation; I guess it happens because the particle count changes during the sim. Any idea on how to proceed? (Scene file is attached) Thank you, Alvaro *starburst is the round shape Fireworks.v1b.rar
  6. FLIP - Accurate Shape Emmiter

    Hey guys, Let's say I want to emmit a fluid from a star shapped emmiter. As soon as I hit Emit Particle Fluid, from the shelf, the shape is converted to a volume, getting fat. Is there a way to preserve the original shape? Thx, Alvaro
  7. Thread Unwinds Forming Shape?

    Hi All, I am trying to implement a concept of a spool of thread that unwinds leaving a trail that then takes on the shape of the classic "support this cause" ribbon. I have started with Matt's Pop Trails example file and replaced the scatter with an Object Merge of a single point from an external object that tracks the spools Z position. This gets me a single thread trailing the spool. What I don't know how to do, is to make the trailing thread take on the proposed shape for the concept? Is this Pop Trails example the best way to handle this or is there a better approach? Thanks ap_me_pop_trails_spool_thread.hipnc
  8. FLIP collision error

    Hello. I'm having a problem trying to make viscous FLIP fluids collide with an alembic mesh. When the geometry approaches the fluid, the fluid collides with some kind of "bounding box" instead of the object itself. I've tried different collision approaches, proxy volume, surface, ray intersect... I've also tried changing the Collision Detection method on the FLIP solver, and reducing the surface extrapolation. I can't attach example but I hope the question is self explanatory. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi, folks! My new tutorial is arrived. It's about how to make crown splash like real flow IOWaterBlast. If you have any suggestion accroding to this tut and the techniques, please share! Thanks a lot!
  10. Morphing VDB shape and UV

    Hi everyone, I would like to know if you have any ideas how to create nice UVs between morphing shapes. Enclosed I have created two ways to do that, but with the first one, I have a strange frange between my UVs and with the second, it is a little bit blurred. Thank you for your future tips and tricks! Sylvain. PS: It's for my school short movie. fusion_uv.hipnc
  11. Hi All, I need a bit of help figuring something out. I need to fire a morph (blend shape) whenever the bones have less than 90 degrees (or another specified amount) from each other. How do I get access to the bone info and where is the rotation info I'm looking for. I've looked at the bones and I don't see any such info on the tabs. Thank You PS: Don't know if it makes a difference but I'd like to know for both IK and FK - thanks again
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