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  1. Hi everyone - been fairly quiet on here of late due to work and life being a bit hectic! anyways i'm looking to achieve a cloth simulation on my Deadpool character. I've modelled the character in maya to a fairly decent resolution overall. He's textured to a fairly decent quality too. But i want to push it and achieve some cloth simulation if i can on him to get it to a further level visually. This wont be for all shots but if i could achieve it on some slow motion shots that would be epic! heres my thought process... obviously with him being animated i want to fire out an alembic cache from Maya to Houdini. i may need to potentially remesh it so there are plenty of triangles? Then assign cloth parameters to my mesh. but he'll need collision geometry inside possible - so its likely i'll need to setup that geometry in maya and export that as collision geometry too? Hopefully with some time spent on decent sim quality i'll get some nice crease results around the joints ? then i'm stuck on how to deal with various bits around his body - stuff like the leather strap that holds his swords on or the arm braces. Then of course the belt round his waist. I then need to get this back to maya for rendering in vray so i reckon alembic export afterward should help. I should be able to find a way to preserve uvs. My texture is a simple drop-on - one shader does it all! Is this all a bit brute force do you think? I'd love to get some thoughts from you chaps If theres any of you VFX gurus out there in film studios that could offer me some advice? If you worked on the films or other stuff all the better lol! Thanks in advance hope you like what you see below Ant here's some screenshots.. UDIM texture layout... Should give you an idea of the mesh resolution... to give you an idea of what i'm up to you can check out this teaser here. I'm planning alot more than this teaser shows off and some expected Gore and guts so there'll be some amusing tomfoolery with FEM and grains for @Farmfield to have some lolz with hehehe
  2. Small Pyro Source

    Hi everyone, For an upcoming project, I need to create the effect of an extension cable overheating. ie. holes being burnt in the plastic casing of a wire and then smoke emitting from them. This is a good reference, particularly the shot at 1:26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGPkkOU3Uf8 The problem I am currently having is that for smoke to emit from these little holes, the source volume has to be really tiny. This requires a ridiculously low division size just to get the sim to work, making it impossible to easily preview the simulation. I'm thinking there must be a better method for doing this, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them!
  3. Hello guys. So, I'm feeling really dumb here. I have two edge groups, tear and tear_poly. All I need to do is to create a third group with the intersection of the first two. But I dunno why, nothing is happening. I'm doing a simple setup for cloth tearing using edgecusp sop. I already did it before, and it works like a charm, but I dunno why, the group intersection is not working I will put the hipfile and the original geometry to download, with a brief video showing the problem. Any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oDvBQ5AWcs&feature=youtu.be cloth_honda.rar
  4. FRC tool for concrete fractures

    Hello everyone! This is the first demo of a new tool I've been working on in Houdini. The idea is to simplify the process of adding steel reinforcement in concrete fractures, specifically FRC (fiber reinforced concrete) My aim is to produce a single node that takes your simmed geometry and adds these steel fibers along the fractured surfaces. Here are some examples of my tool so far: password = vfx Current controls: - max fiber length - randomize fiber length - max angle (before fiber breaks from the adjacent piece) Things I plan to add: - randomize max angle - fragments of concrete stuck to fibers (as seen in example video below) - fiber straightness (how straight/crooked the fibers are) If you have any cool ideas or suggestions, or feedback on my work so far, let me know! (The idea was inspired by the following breakdown video at 2:39)
  5. Hi guys, im new to houdini. Im following a tutorial by entagma on how to make a growth sim: https://vimeo.com/197596529 . I exported it as alembic file and imported to cinema4d, and my results look somthing like this: https://imgur.com/a/M1UgW My growth sim for some reason is flickering. I dont have any idea why. Ive included my node structure below just in case Node structure: https://imgur.com/a/mAc5T . Thanks
  6. Explosion with PyroFX Series 2

    New tutorial available at cgcircuit. Creating explosion https://www.cgcircuit.com/tutorial/explosion-with-pyrofx-series-2
  7. Sand Simulation

    Hi! I'm a student at NAD in Montreal and I'm trying to learn Houdini. I have a project in which I need to simulate sand on top of a falling rocks RBD simulation, which is on top of a FEM sim. (The FEM is the deforming ground) So I cached every collision objects with the CollisionSource node (with 4 substeps to match de grain solver). Now, if I simulate the sand, it explode on random frames. (see flipbook here: password: sandsim This is my second attempt and it still explode (at fist I used 10 substeps) Does somebody have any ideas on what could be the issue? Thanks MountainGrowth_47.hipnc
  8. Hi everyone! I'm relatively new to Houdini, and I came across a tutorial which explained the bullet solver for H13. I am trying to recreate the effect that he got at 53:15, where primitives were deleted from the constraint network when a force over a certain threshold was applied. tutorial: As I understand, the SOP solver was changed in H14, and I therefore don't have the object merge node that he has. I downloaded the example HIP file and copied his node into my own project and managed to get it working, however I'd like to know how it actually works, rather than just copying and pasting! The data that the node is bringing in, is as follows: `stamps("..", "DATAPATH", chsop("relnode") + ":Relationships/" + chs(chsop("relnode") + "/relname") + "/" + chs(chsop("relnode") + "/relationship/dataname") + "/Geometry")` This isn't like anything I've come across so far in houdini - if anyone knows what this means, and could explain it I'd be very grateful! Best, Stephen
  9. Hi all! Loads of cool stuff here. I'm looking for ideas/suggestions from Houdini veterans on how to recreate a process of melting or a differential erosion of the material. I have attached a screen cap of the closest example I've found in a video by Christoph Bader/Dominik Kolb called Area Contraction. Also attached a macro shot & GIF of my physical experiment of creating similar structures via melting. Sadly, I haven't been able to find any papers or simulation breakdown examples of Area Contraction or how to replicate it in Houdini. There are so many potential paths to take that I feel a bit lost - is it best to operate in volumes or VDBs? Or should I simply stick to particle solvers? FLIP liquid with attractors? FLIP liquid driven by temperature values (lava, snow, ice shelf tools)?
  10. Hi all! Loads of cool stuff here. I'm looking for ideas/suggestions from Houdini veterans on how to recreate a process of melting or a differential erosion of the material. I have attached a screen cap of the closest example I've found in a video by Christoph Bader/Dominik Kolb called Area Contraction. Also attached a macro shot & GIF of my physical experiment of creating similar structures via melting. Sadly, I haven't been able to find any papers or simulation breakdown examples of Area Contraction or how to replicate it in Houdini. There are so many potential paths to take that I feel a bit lost - is it best to operate in volumes or VDBs? Or should I simply stick to particle solvers? FLIP liquid with attractors? FLIP liquid driven by temperature values (lava, snow, ice shelf tools)?
  11. I am trying to do a sort of Sci-Fi explosion, still deciding on the story behind it, but I know the look I am going for. I want to have an energy core going critical with energy masses spinning around it as if following magnetic field lines. I finally got my field lines working right and got them into a vel field, but now I can't figure out how to cause it to animate the particles. I plan to generally control the animation from this velocity field, so it is really important that I actually get it working. Any suggestions? I have attached the R&D file I am working with so you can see where I am with all of it. particleTest1.hip
  12. Hi guys. I have a problem adding wind force to RBD Instanced Simulation. As far as I use only one force gravity or wind everything is ok. As soon as I apply second force something wrong is going on. For example, my leaves flow in the air and small ones act like crazy and fly very far away. Only thing I notice that everything was going fine, until I added pscale attribute to my copy stamp node. Maybe I'm doing it wrong and it is messing with DOP. Best Regards, Tom
  13. Mike Stoliarov FX artist reel 2017

    Hi! There is my fresh demoreel.Houdini, Maya , Real Flow.
  14. Looping Fluid Simulation

    Hi I made a water tornado, the movement is just like a tornado, rising from ground but I used flip particles and the pop axis force to generate the orbit and lift force. After a certain frame, I would like to let the simulation loop but without increasing the height of the water pillar. Basically, the pillar stops rising but the flip particles still behaves dynamically. Is this possible? How would I go about doing this? Thanks
  15. Hi guys! I have a question, and problem for my, the question is that I'm burning a simulation of simulation of Pyro, but Houdini crashed in the middle simulation, the problem is how I reload the simulation in the point that houdini crash? Thanks, I sorry my english no is very good:)
  16. Hi I'm new to Houdini and recently I've been getting into DOPs. I have a question I've been trying different things out in dops to see how they work, been playing around with the "Gas Match Field" node and found that it works quite nicely when both fields you are supplying the node with are from the same object Like on picture 1, both the "myField" field and the "heat" field are part of the same object and the node works just fine But what I can't figure out is how to make the node work when I'm supplying it with fields from different objects. On picture 2 "myField" is part of an empty object and the "heat" field is part of the smoke object, I tried to reference them via their paths like on the picture 2 but unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have any insight into why this may be, I can see how referencing field from different objects can come in handy not just for this scenario.
  17. Hello,I'm trying to recreate the melting effect using microsolvers as seen in this video..https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=KIcpzPK3b1g [www.youtube.com]Any tips or advice on how to get started with this would help greatly!Thanks
  18. Please, I just need a couple of pointers I've been trying to set-up a pyro simulation, have some smoke rise up and collide with an rbdobject. I've uploaded my hip file and written all my questions and problem explanations in there. Plus I think that it's much easier to understand if you have my hip file instead of me trying to explain it here in text form. Please take a look at it. The gist of it is : The smoke has a temperature field. And I've wanted to lower the temperature field of the smoke that comes in contact with the geometry so I've come up with the idea to give the geometry it's own temperature field and tick the temperature merge option on the pyro solver. In order to create the geometries temperature field I plan to make a volume mask to mask out the smoke's temperature field so that i'm only working with the voxels that make up the geometry and then lower their values, the result will then be the geometries temperature field. I've listed all the problems and explanations inside the hip file please take a look Any suggestion is greatly appreciated Thank you Houdini_DOPs_pls_help.rar
  19. Pyro Clustering Tutorial

    In this tutorial we will go over how to set up optimized pyro clustering with oriented DOP containers in Houdini given a piece of geometry moving through a scene. This process will lower simulation time and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. Link to Tutorial -> https://gum.co/TqUNR We first go over how to get things set up quick and easy and in the second half of the tutorial we make further optimizations using VEX. We'll look at how to rewrite cluster points to do exactly what we need it to, which includes rewriting the resample sop using VEX. An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow and learn some VEX. Includes the scene file! Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future and squeezing in those extra few iterations before deadline! You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.
  20. Hi, what I want to do, as the title says, is to emit particles from an animated 2d texture. So far what i have acomplished, is to emit particles from a standard, non animated 2d texture, but i cant get it to be animated, i leave the files i have been working on, im sure is just a stupid thing that i have to turn on, but i cant find it.Also if there is an easier way, or anothert way you may think i could acomplish the same effect just say it.Thanks in advanced. test_animated texture.rar
  21. Hey guys, I'm doing a pyro sim and had to interrupt the simulation before finishing due to needing the computer for other work. Now I wanted to continue the simulation from a certain frame but I've run into trouble. I duplicated on of my .sc files and made it a .sim (maybe this doesn't work?) And tried to continue but it restarts the pyro (from that frame) and just resumes with the current source being fed into it. What is it that I need to do here? Thanks in advance! Cheers, Jack
  22. Hello, I would like to have some objects bouncing around inside a sphere. Is it possible to have the sphere geometry transparent but still act as RBD collider ? thanks!
  23. 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
  24. Houdini Flames and Fire Tutorial

    New tutorial at CMIVFX about creating fire and flames, check it out
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