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  1. Advice needed for pyro sim

    Hi Guys, I am currently working on a shot where I need to simulate an object falling slowly through deep water whilst bleeding (The more blood the better). Initially I began with a pretty simple setup, An emissive object, a collision object and a divergence volume which is being used for expansion. The problem I am running into is that I need the smoke to continually expand, whilst becoming more diffused and transparent, but to always remain in the sim. So I have disabled dissipation as I don't want to lose density, but this leaves me with a dense volume which isn't transparent or diffused. I would like the density that is in the sim to have an aged based blurring. I did try to achieve this with a gas dissipate and heat field but this still wasn't right. I have also spent time trying to tweak the pyro shader to achieve the desired effect but I am not having much luck. I also need to preroll this sim by 400 frames, which means it's taking time to view changes I make in the sim. If anyone has any workflow tips that would be awesome. Below is an example of the look I am trying to achieve. Between 0:21 and 0:34 Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Clive Blood_in_water_odforce.hip
  2. Explosion with PyroFX Series 2

    New tutorial available at cgcircuit. Creating explosion https://www.cgcircuit.com/tutorial/explosion-with-pyrofx-series-2
  3. Changing smoke trail to combust

    Hello! I'm a total Houdini newbie, so if the answer to this obvious, I'm sorry! I'm trying to make a tire that follows a path using clustering, so I thought the easiest way to do this would be to change the sources given with the sky trail shelf tool and allow the simulation to combust. This mostly works, except one cluster randomly minimizes as soon as it is required in the middle of the path (after the third box appears). This does not happen while the simulation is just smoke with no fire. Any ideas what could be going wrong? plane_smoke_prototype4.hipnc
  4. Destruction & Fluid works

    Hi Guys, Sharing my last projects with Houdini (as a hobbyist), for getting feedback and critics ! Destruction of a building from drone shot : https://vimeo.com/208997392 Tornado destruction of a farm / barn : https://vimeo.com/169982113 Kind regards
  5. Fluid question: Gas compression

    Hi, I search and read a lot of post on google/ODForce without really finding a answer to that. I trying to see how I can compress a fluid correctly. Just to illustrate one case from many others , I try to compress gas with a piston in to a cylinder. I know Houdini is more a artistic tool than a fluid analysis software but there a way to make divergence, density and pressure interact correctly ... or what I thinking is a correct bihavior? In the example hipfile I attach to this post , I expect to see the density and pressure increased proportionnally to the changed volume of the cylinder by the pushing piston (SIM_Compress geometry at obj level). I figured out a lot of way to connect , inject , add , multiply combinations of density/divergence source without any good result ( "best" one attached to the post ). Somebody have a idea ? Thanks compression_test_v001.hip
  6. Blood in water

    Hi Guys, I am struggling to achieve a believable blood in water effect. I was hoping someone could give me some tips or advise to help steer me in the right direction. Currently I am using a pretty simple pyro setup and sourcing a custom vel field, in an attempt to simulate underwater turbulence. I am also wondering if I may be approaching the problem in the wrong way and if there is a better solution. I've attached a scene file incase this helps. I have posted an example below of the look I am trying to achieve. Between 0:21 and 0:25. Essentially the blood flowing from the chunder and dispersing. Many thanks, Clive Blood_in_water.hip
  7. This is a personal project i've been working on in houdini . so hope u like it .
  8. Hi, Can anyone shed some light on how to use the gasBlendDensity microsolver? I haven't seen a working example of it anywhere. Here is an example scene with the fields setup, trying to blend between 2 volumes. gas_diffuse_blend_example.hip Cheers
  9. Hi everyone, I'm currently working on a blast/pyro effect, and I need some advices about fast colliders. I've fast moving collider that doesn't affect correctly my pyro. the solver seems to be unable to correctly evaluate the motion of my object. Any idea about how to solve this problem. I've a simple animated VDB collider (2 fileds vel and collisionvel) Cheers Bertrand
  10. Hey all I am working on a shot that needs ink to morph into a Heart then into a Ship. I have the base of the effect , although my last morph is a little quick,need to figure out how to slow the ship morph down a bit. But my main issue is my particle advection isn't working correctly. The particles are inheriting velocities but they are not following the smoke sim correctly. They don't form the desired shape even though the pyro sim is. I have a scene attached if anyone could help it would be appreciated. Kraken_MAIN_Ink_Effect_09.hip Ship_Mod_v01.obj Heart_Mod_v01.obj
  11. Hi, i want to make flame in houdini like a campfire with firewoods. i got particles from my emitter but i can't see my firewoods in dopnet. just smoke and fire i have no objects. do you know guys what can i do for this?
  12. 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 The tutorial is free though, if you feel like giving me some support I'd be grateful !! 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.
  13. 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
  14. Spark + hip file

    Download : https://www.dropbox.com/s/amy4f2smp8qt2m4/Spark - H16.rar?dl=0
  15. FLUIDS - ALPHA PROBLEM

    Hello everyone! I have a problem with my alpha, when I render my clouds separately (what i don't render is in matte shading) I end up with weird alphas in compositing. Do some of you have the same problem, or is there something obvious I'm missing? Thank you!
  16. Smoke From POP

    Hi. Im new to smoke simulations and are no good at expressions. I have a simulation where I need to emitt smoke from particles. I want my smoke to burst/explode for just a minimum of time right after my particles dissapear/die. Like boiling bubles or something like that. Is there a good way to set up my smoke sim, so it starts from each particle in just at the end of my particles life and then make it explode? thanks for any help File to project: ToForums.hiplc
  17. Dust/Smoke Shockwave

    Hi guys, This is something I've been looking around at for awhile, checking different solutions and testing them out. But I just wanted to check what you guys find to be the most effective way to create a shockwave from f.e. an explosion. Any and all ways are welcome, I'd just like to know what you find works best for you. Cheers, Jack
  18. Smoke Target Force

    A quick Houdini smoke simulation done in a day. This was done by using the gas target force microsolver. Hip file attached - feel free to take a look! Cheers, Mark run_smoke_v002.hipnc
  19. Hi! Just want to share my last work, a magic reconstruction of a world globe. It contains DOP sop solver, smoke by color, advection by smoke and fog, basically. Hope you like it. Pol https://vimeo.com/207149300 Job searching as vfx generalist. https://vimeo.com/polvilla particles.mov
  20. SMOKE TRAIL : MERGE CONTAINERS

    Hello! When I make a smoke trail, it makes several containers for the same smoke. This is something I love when I make the simulation. But when I export it to VDB and try to render it, it only renders a black cube. I discovered that it was because the simulation had several containers because when I filter it with a Blast and choose only one containers, I avoid this problem. Would there be a way to merge all containers into one? Thank you!
  21. New Quick Pyro Tutorial at CMIVFX

    New quick tutorial explaining basics of Houidni clusterin for Pyro and creating flare effects. https://cmivfx.com/houdini-pyro-and-cluster-simulations
  22. Hi, I am creating a "velCombined" attribute which I would like to print as a float value which I would then be able to copy/paste relative references. I was not able to find out how to do specifically that. Please help Thanks
  23. I've been asked to quote a job where we would be doing large scale building demolition vfx work. Basically 15 seconds of animation where an old shopping center is destroyed by explosive charges, falls to the ground + lots of smoke and dust. Then a new shopping center rises from the ashes. The animation will be merged with either aerial footage or ground based footage filmed on location. There will be two locations to destroy, so eventually this means 2x 15 second animations. We may have the possibility of drone captured aerial footage of the surrounding location and old shopping center. This may provide the options for photogrammetry reconstruction of the old shopping center. Also we should be able to get our hands on architect viz data, probably max or sketchup files for the new shopping center. I'm looking for some houdini help to run the destruction simulations and smoke effects. I'm a maya guy and need a talented houdini artist to help. If you have experience in this + a reel to show I'd love to take a look and talk.
  24. We need a Volumetric Smoke Explosion similar to the first one in this video… It is to be placed into a simple motion graphic piece (replacing the Shutterstock footage)… https://vimeo.com/216282325 password - smoke We need it early Sunday 7 May (Sydney, Australia time). Very soon. A more detailed brief is below. Please email if you are available. Thanks. info@jasonmarshall.com.au +61 407 045 482 (Australia) Brief… As you can see in the WIP video, there are 2 base colours.. orange & purple. Please supply… 1 x Volumetric Smoke explosion that can be easily re-coloured in After Effects OR 2 x Volumetric Smoke explosions… 1 x Purple and 1 x Orange (see RGB values below) Orange (RGB values) R- 219 G - 129 B - 46 (Hex Value - #db812e) Purple (RGB Values) R - 115 G - 82 B - 157 (Hex Value - #73529d) The Volumetric Smoke explosion must start in the centre of the screen coming directly towards the camera. Smoke must look great on a white background. Must be supplied with a transparent alpha channel. Must be rendered at a high frame rate (50fps or higher) / slow motion so we can speed ramp it in After Effects. Duration (at normal speed) 7 seconds. (longer in slow motion) Dimensions up to 4K would be great but minimum dimensions are 1920 x 1080. Delivery time - WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS We need it delivered early Sunday 7 May (Sydney, Australia time).
  25. Hey everyone, I'd like to try and create a tire burnout effect where the smoke is emitted from the tire/ground contact point. The smoke then shoots out from the back of the tire based on the velocity of the rotating tire as the car goes in circles. I'm still a beginner with houdini, so I have an idea of what I need to do (I think) but I'm not sure how to go about reaching my goal. Right now I'm thinking that I need to get a contact zone for the tire's point of contact with the ground. Then I need to calculate the velocity of the spinning tire and send that to the emitting particles (which are emitting from the tire). The particles should then emit only when they're in the contact zone (so they mostly shoot out in the rear direction). Then I make it so only the emitted particles drive a pyro sim. I've attached a hip of where I'm at so far. I have the velocity from tire figured out, I just need to figure out how to get a contact zone and only emit particles when the surface of the tire is in the contact zone. Here are a few hip files that I've found during my initial research. I feel like the examples in this link don't give the best results for what I'm going for though, so I'd like to do this another way: http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=17139&view=previous&sid=b2857b8fc9d609b04ecb1cc6610e1c18 I'd like my effect to be similar to this example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcT3xSjaPv0 Here's a reference video for the final effect I'd like to achieve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj8zdgHMtbU. Thank you! tire_burnout_odforum.hipnc
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