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  1. VDB creep using solver

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to share a little something I worked on yesterday. I created a VDB creep within a solver and for now the issue I have is birthing points at different times and adding them into the solver. For now they all get created at the same time. Still trying to figure this part out https://vimeo.com/249245842
  2. Smoke Solver Collision on Type

    Need a bit of help on a problem for a client, ( on an NDA as well ). Basically, I have a pipeline that shoots to Octane in C4D for the VDB usage and the smoke sim I made is fine and they are head over heels for it but the type (in the smoke) in the first frame is too pixelated for them and not high res enough. I've been trying to find the right amount of density and type space to keep the titles as sharp as possible but when I put them into C4D and play around about it's still exported in Alpha somewhat pixelated. Any ideas? I have a sample hip of the pig had at a reasonably replicated density to the pig but I need it to be more stoic. Smoke_collide_pig.hip
  3. Hi Everyone, I am still new to houdini and I frequently run into the following problem. WhenI use VDB volume for collisions in houdini Particle or Flip sim, particles collide with the bound of VDB volume instead of actual VDB shape. It kind of creates a boundary around VDB and uses that boundary for collision. Its visible in the viewport in orange color (yellow color in the provided SS as d object was selected when took SS). I often get this issue and I dont know what I am doing wrong and how to solve it. Even If I use shelf tool the problem still persists. If anyone of you have ran into this problem then please let me know how u solved it. thank you for your time. Cheers!!!
  4. Hi ! i'm trying to get volume data from points attribute pls see the attached picture in this case i set an attribute to some value and want it to be sambled into new VDB volume. it works like surface "wrapped" around my points (red area). and it's empty inside, although there are points inside with the attribute set to positive non-zero value btw it works fine when i set vdbfromparticles SOP to Fog VDB - it fills all volume where points exist Is it possible to sample any arbitary attribute into VDB like Fog VDB option does?
  5. Hi Guys, I want to scatter some points on a growing and deforming vdb mesh. These points shouldn't jitter on the surface and look like they are moving along with the surface. I have attached a basic file similar to my actual setup. Basically, I am going to render these particles as bubbles on top of the mesh and I want it to be quite dense. I haven't been able to figure this out and couldn't find much help online. It would be great if you guys can check it out and help with a response. Thanks vdb mesh vdbscatter_v01.hipnc
  6. Meshing Small Splashes

    Helloo, I'm working on some small splashes etc. For a project. And I'm at a point where eradicating mesh jitter is near impossible at the scale/amount of particles I'm using. The splashes are small and need a more chunky look, so I cant just up the resolution particles wise and hope that it meshes better as this completely changes the look. (The look I'm after isn't super high res realistic splashes at all as this is for a texture going into games) Ive tried meshing manually via VBD from particles instead of the default particle fluid surface - VDB from particle fluids - in combination with other vdb operations. Ive also tried point replicating so each point I have is 5 rather than one in the hope it reduces the likelihood of jitter and particles are closer together and theirs a higer count. Ive also tried upto 3 substeps in the base sim in the hope it maybe has more particles between one another. It seems almost silly when I've had the simulation as I've wanted very quickly but cannot get a small splash mesh without jitter. (Even tried motion blur to ease the effect but needs to be very strong to work and then smears the render more than getting rid of jitter) Any tips or ideas on the matter would be great (if I happen to solve it in the meantime ill post a file or at least a good description of how I got their eventually) - I have a feeling it may come down to trying every value possible in the particle fluid surface node or even animating certain parameters in their
  7. I am trying to get some temperature data that I have calculated on the output of a particle simulation to make it work with the pyro shader, but I can't seem to get it to transfer. I am using Volume Rasterize Points to get the particles into being a volume, which is working really well, but I can't seem to get anything but the density field filled. The node supposedly takes point attributes and fills a volume field with the data if it exists as both a field and a point attribute, which these do, but I keep coming up with empty fields. Failing that, I tried to brute force them over using Volume from Attribute, which I had successfully used elsewhere in the scene, but to no avail. Still giving me empty fields. This has started to become quite vexing, as I think it should be working how I have it setup, and it isn't. particleTest1.hip
  8. Hello, I have a problem that I'm not really even sure how to articulate. I have created a fog volume using VDB from particles and this will be used to create a landscape that looks like snow. I also have a train track made out of basic polygons and the idea is that the tracks are on top of the landscape and where the tracks meet the landscape the volume should flatten out so it looks like the tracks were laid directly on top. I want the landscape to plateau where it meets the tracks. I have explored converting the volume to a polygon, using an attribute transfer to create color information that can be transferred from the tracks to the landscape, I tried sculpting as well, but I'm coming up against a wall with my houdini knowledge. Does anyone have any ideas? I've attached a scene file. Thank you so much. tracks_example.hip
  9. VDB to "tidy" geo

    Hi Been watching the Hive Siggraph vids specifically the procedural game level building At 40 mins 28 sec in there is a corridor that looks interesting and i can replicate a lot of it (because of the way it is described) but i cant understand how the vdb is so clean. On the left it is just possible to see a convert vdb node connected to what looks like a wrangle of some kind? Does anyone have some insight into what would be happening in this wrangle to get such clean geo? I have no idea... Thanks for any input Dave
  10. Hello to all... I have a scene where I have animated geometry written out and I bring it back in via a file sop. The animation is just of some rocks flying up in the air flying down inside some water. I'm using a vdb from polygons on the file and I'm bringing that into the dop network as a static object with the mode set to Volume Sample and pointing to the object in the proxy volume field . The problem I run into is when the rocks collide with the fluid, the fluid collapses. I can remove the proxy volume and reset the mode to ray intersect and things will be fine....I have tried to explore on how to fix this but I can't seem to find the solution... does anyone have any ideas? I can upload the scene later if needed. flip_tests.hipnc
  11. Hello, now when I am loading VDB volumes with File SOP it sometime takes some time, especially with big volumes stored on network. I was wondering whether it is possible to load only specified volumes from a VDB file, for example to load only heat, to keep loading times slower. This would save a lot of time in situations where I am blasting all other volumes which I do not need directly after File node. I quickly checked docs and found that it is possible to firstly read the header to find out information about stored VDBs and then to load needed volume (in Reading and modifying a grid section). Any ideas if it is supported right now in Houdini implementation / or if there are any plans to add this? Juraj
  12. Hello. I have some problem with boolean SOP, when I Shatter model after Convert VDB to polygons, it just slices geo. Doesn't make separated pieces of geo. I tried to remesh and fuse geo before Shatter but it gives me nothing. boolean.hip
  13. This seems like a simple one, but I must be missing something. I would like to create a vdb from a camera with fog volume values inside the frustum area. When I choose 'From Camera' the vdb sop node shows me a frustum guide with appropriate dimensions but it always gives me 0 voxels. This is Houdini 16.0.633
  14. Hi everyone, I'm attempting to export a pyro sim as VDB files for use in Maya 2017. I've followed a few tutorials but each time my VDBs are only 1KB each in size. Has anyone had experience with this process and could offer some advice? I'll include a copy of my hipnc if someone would like to take a look. Thanks for your time, Kind regards, Chris (AUS) campfire010.hipnc
  15. This is a personal project i've been working on in houdini . so hope u like it .
  16. ASUS Zenbook 4K Cinematic

    Hey guys, I worked on the simulations for this spot, it was my first serious houdini project, hope you like it
  17. Hello everyone! I am very new to Houdini an need some help. I am trying to rebuild ""FLUID SOURCE" node with container settings "collision" to use it later in DOP with "Smoke Solver" and importing collision with "Source Volume". Just now have made with VDB surface field called it "collision" and create one more VDB from attribute "v" called it "collisionvel". I see difference between FLUID SOURCE and VDB collision is in first one create 3 scalar velocity fields and the second create one vector velocity field. Setup with VDB now have a problem my density ( made with "Source Volume") : theres no adding to density from SOP , but it works like copy. I will appreciate for any help! Thanks! P.S. Also i am interesting to rebuild it all without smoke solver, so feel free to comment all around this problem!
  18. Volume Velocity to Mesh?

    Hey guys, I'm growing some objects using volumes (scene is attached) and I'd like to have motion blur on the moving/growing areas. I do have some velocity on the volume, in order to control it's growing direction, but i have no idea on how to transfer it to the mesh itself. here's how the setup looks like: Thx Volume.Growth.Velocity.v1a.hiplc
  19. Hey guys, I've noticed the VDB Smooth and the VDB Reshape have a VDB ALPHA MASK thing on the node's second input. I've tried it in the obvious way, connecting another vdb into the second input, but it doesn't work. Can anyone give me a hint on that? My "not working" scene file is attached Thx vdb.mask.v1a.hiplc
  20. Hello guys, i have a serious mesh flickering problem in my flip simulation. The timescale in the flip solver has been animated to slow down the simulation. Looking at the particles everything seems fine, but when it comes to meshing and the particles are moving really slow, the mesh starts to flicker and holes are forming and disappearing every frame. I've tried increasing the resolution, lowering the particle separation in the particle fluid surface node (or vdb from particle fluid, i've tried that as well), lowering the grid scale or the particle radius scale, the flickering changes but it never goes away. any help is greatly appreciated thanks in advance slowmoving_flip_flicker.hip
  21. Vdb to Field Microsolver

    Advanced sourcing for Houdini. it’s not only 10-100x faster but also gives more control over sourcing especially when many sources involved in sim. Houdini16 Hipfile with examples included https://github.com/abryutinalexey/vdb_to_field
  22. VDB scaled up?

    Hello! I'm doing some R&D and am hoping to convert my polygon mesh to a vdb to be referenced elsewhere in my project. When I preview the vdb, however, it is scaled much larger than I expected and I'm not really sure what to make of it. Any help would be appreciated! I've attached screenshots, the first is the geometry, and the second is the resulting voxels.
  23. Hello, I am a third year animation student starting vfx. I have a simple disintegration animation for my major project that I have done on a sphere and now I need to transfer it to a hand animation that I have done in Maya and cached into an Alembic. As the animation and FBX camera export start at frame 1671, I changed the simulation to start on that frame. However, the simulation has stopped working and I'm not sure if I have transferred the effect correctly. I have provided the files, thank you! shot16.abc shot16.fbx I have provided new files! I managed to get the sphere to swap with the hand but the effect doesn't work still? It doesn't become smoke and disintegrate infect_point_Scene16.hipnc
  24. Colozize SDF

    Hi there! I'm looking for a method to colorize SDF (VDB) based on an attribute, which I made, for ie: the distance along the X axis. (The surface created at render) Any help would be appreciated.
  25. Made this, after watching entagams tutorial on object packing. i used vdb to cover the spheres to give a slimy look and feel hope you like
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