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  1. 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.
  2. MPC's award winning Advertising team in London are looking for a number of freelancers for projects starting right now. We currently need a number of experienced Houdini FX Artists, but also looking for Animators and Lighters. Please get in touch if you are available, or going to be soon, or know someone who is. advertising@mpc.jobs
  3. New quick tutorial explaining basics of Houidni clusterin for Pyro and creating flare effects. https://cmivfx.com/houdini-pyro-and-cluster-simulations
  4. Has anyone tried masking fields in Houdini while using Finite Elements? I am trying to mask the Gravity field in a Finite Element simulation in Houdini. But I cannot get it to work.
  5. Houdini tutorial VOL 01 Houdini Training Package number 1: Educator : Amin Sadeghvand | Software : HOUDINI 15.5 | Level : Medium | Duration : 13 hr | Volume : 4.31 GB| Quality : HD | Language : English . Website
  6. I am currently available for Visual Effects work. Please contact me at: jameshadkins@me.com
  7. 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
  8. Hello, I am a third year student and have just started using Houdini this year. Whilst doing a basic pyro effect using the shelf tools, I want to render an effect I have applied to an alembic cache animation (done in Maya). I don't want the person to be rendered out but I want the effect around her to be rendered. I tried applying a shadow matte as a material, however, when I do render tests, the whole effects is visible when parts of the character should be covering it. Is there a way to fix this? And also, is there a way to make the fog vanish just before the end of the scene? Also, I was wondering if there was a way to match the Houdini scene to Maya scene? I have tried importing the Maya camera in as an alembic but the camera animation doesn't work and the scene doesn't match to Maya. I understand Maya works in cm whilst Houdini is in M... thats all I know though... I have attached the files! Thank you!!! I hope this made sense! Sorry I'm asking so much!!! Shot_3_v2_002.hipnc KT_Scene_3_v2.abc
  9. Hello Everyone, http://www.hossamfx.org/math-in-houdini-vol2/ Hello Everyone, Description: In volume two of Math in Houdini training. We will continue exploring the big role of math in creating visual effects and controlling the simulation behavior and this time we will move to more advanced concepts and provide cool projects. I will explain one of most important physical parameter: the gradient. And show you how to use it in rigging and collision and give you wide idea about using gradient in different operations in Houdini also We will go indepth with matrices and learn cool techniques using the matrix: it is the “Frame of Reference” you must know this magic secret about matrix. If you have many questions about Quaternion parameter, So we will dive into this concept and answer all questions with cool projects and we will see how to create quaternion field to effectparticles motion and if you don’t know what is the Vector 4, we will have cool project about using vector 4 inside the wire solver dynamics. And I will show you how it to build your own cloth simulation from scratch, this part will give wide idea about how the dynamic solvers work and what is the constraint , gravity , and how the collision is calculated ….. and many other math topics. Thank you. Lesson plan WHAT IS THE GRADIENT, AND FOR WHAT !!! all dynamic solvers use Gradient and normal and velocity and collision calculations, all this Physical Parameters use Gradient, you absolutely Know what is the Gradient !!! ? 1. Gradient & Slope Relationship– Are there any relationship between it? 2. It can create Normal – slope can create normal, how? 3. Speed and Velocity calculates –it is awesome how slope can calculates speed for everything. 4. Slope & Dot product in Rigging – No more tutorials about how to Rig the wheel. 5. Gradient of surface – Slope can create Gradient 2D field. MATRIX IN DEPTH !!! we will start by talking about for what we need matrix and next it will be more clear how it is easy to use matrix, and Frame of Reference is strong concept that you must have idea on how to use. 6. Why we created the Matrices – to understand matrices I must know for what it was created. 7. Recreating the Matrix – Now we will see how it is more easy with Matrices. 8. Frame of Reference – it is cool Concept you must know how to use with matrices. QUATERNION, NO MORE QUESTIONS ??? you don't know any thing about quaternion! you will know every thing about it, for what, when to use, how to control and how to build field of quaternion to advect particles. 9. What is the Quaternion – You will Have depth understand of this Scary parameter. 10. Quaternion Field part 1 – Quaternion inside Dynamics can create awesome animation in Particles. 11. Quaternion Field part 2 –How to Keep Particles inside defiened Volume using quaternion attribut VECTOR 4 IS A QUATERNION, ... !!! the orient attribute in the Wire solver is very important and you must know how it work, in this project we will manipulate this Attribute to create procedural dynamic animation. 12. Quaternion & Wire Solver – Big role of Quaternion in wire object. 13. Feelers & Quaternion part 1 –Feelers of insects moving around all the time, we will simulate this motion with quaternion. 14. Feelers & Quaternion part 2 –How to control the physical parameters of feelers to get nice real motion. SIMULATION CODE & COLLISION it is very important to get depth understand of how the Dynamic solvers work, we will see how we can build cloth simulation and add collision to this simulation using the Point VOP and Sop Solver. 15. Apply Gravity –Without any dynamics solvers, we will create our solver and start by adding gravity force to objects using the point vop and sop solver. 16. Create Cloth Force – Define the force spring between cloth object points and create pin constraint for new solver. 17. Gradient & Collision –Gradient of Volume is the way to create collision between objects. ِAll Content With Project Files . Full information Here
  10. I have a load of RBD packed objects smashing on a Ground Plane, they're all intersecting by a consistent distance through the Ground Plane, the RBD packed objects are all convex hull rather than concave although changing between the two doesn't seem to make a difference. I've tried replacing the Ground Plane with a static box and trying different geo representations on it but that doesn't seem to work either. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be really appreciated! Thanks
  11. Hello dear VFX community! Every month, we (PopcornFX) are organizing a survey to determine what will be the next tutorial that we will propose to you. How to participate ? Very simple, you just need to follow this LINK, and make your choice among the list. Feel free to share this survey with your friends, and visit our youtube channel to discover more tutorials Cheers
  12. I have an animated cabinet that i have imported to Houdini from Maya as an FBX. I want to drop cutlery into one of the draws in the cabinet, i have imported the spoon .geo and made the cabinet a static object and the spoon an RBD object. when i drop the spoon onto some parts of the cabinet it lands fine. I want to drop it inside the draw before it opens but when i position it above the draw and play through it doesn't move, it is just frozen in the air. Im guessing its a problem with bounding boxes? Sorry im new to Houdini any help would be greatly appreciated! (Sorry for the bad angle, the draw is closed)
  13. fx

    Falcon's Creative Group is seeking full time and/or contract FX ARTISTS and SENIOR FX ARTISTS to join our team in Orlando, FL. Our studio has been creating immersive experiences for special venues, theme parks, and attractions for over 17 years. From global entertainment destinations to cutting edge digital storytelling, to unparalleled themed experiences, our team successfully transforms everyday reality – every day. Check out our DEMO REEL! Position Description The FX Artist will work closely with the Animation Team and Creative Leads to develop 3D FX elements to accomplish the vision of the Director for unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects. Responsibilities include: 1. Establish and understand project FX needs/requirements. 2. Develop particle, rigid body, fluid and volumetric effects Develop in a fast-paced environment with an iterative workflow. 3. Maximize FX rendering techniques with AOVs for compositing. 4. Basic compositing of FX layers/AOVs in shots. 5. Identify creative and technical issues and elevate solutions to appropriate team members. 6. Communicate development status and forecasts. 7. Meet project deadlines set by production. 8. Maintain high security standards for confidential studio assets. Qualifications: 1. Professional industry experience preferred. 2. Strong foundation in using MAYA FX systems and/or HOUDINI. 3. Experience with shader development and render AOVs preferred. 4. Experience with NUKE compositing software a plus. 5. Stereoscopic film production experience a plus. 6. Experience using KRAKATOA, FUME-FX a plus. 7. Programming experience in MEL and/or PYTHON a plus. Submit your application online at: http://falconstreehouse.com/careers.html Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
  14. Download 3DModel (voronoi fracture) : House Destruction For R&D.hipdropbox.com/s/cl8tjaodus96eaz/House%20Destruction%20For%20R%26D.rar?dl=0
  15. FX Animator If you are qualified and interested please email Angela at ageier@laika.com with your reel and resume. General Summary The FX Animator is responsible for creating Character and Environment FX, and elements for lighting and compositing to support of the visual style and narrative of the film. They will also be involved in the collaboration of creative and technical tools and workflow. Essential Job Functions Design and create the look of computer generated FX and elements through shot production. Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor, VFX Sup and/or Director help establish and follow the look of the film. Troubleshoot creative and technical issues. Partner with the Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Compositing and help support each departments’ FX integration issues. Maintain a high level of quality while working on multiple projects, both looks development and shot production under aggressive deadlines. Perform technical work in support of shot production using various production tools. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Animation, Art or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience. 3+ years of high-end production experience in television or feature films as an FX artist and/or TD. Experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions. Knowledge of applicable software and platforms including Maya, Renderman and Houdini REQUIRED. Working knowledge of Digital Compositing in Nuke. Experience with advanced lighting techniques such as Global Illumination, HDRI, subsurface scattering and real world lighting set ups, a plus. Experience with 3D paint packages, a plus. Modeling, Texturing and/or Lighting experience, a plus. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  16. Hi, I am an experienced Software Engineer with a good eye for Visual Effects. I have over more than 10 years of experience in developing advanced software systems for simulation and animation companies. In addition, I've invested that last 5 years exploring and educating myself all about Visual Effects. Below is my demo reel. Please check https://www.linkedin.com/in/khaledabdelhay for more details on my technical/artistic skillset.
  17. We are currently seeking a talented and experienced CG Character Rigger to work at our Montreal studio. Our ideal candidate must have previous experience working in film and television. Our CG Character Rigger will be required to create optimized rigs covering a very wide range of rigging applications focusing mostly on Character animation. An excellent grasp of anatomy, form and movement is essential. Folks has built a solid reputation in the industry as an artist-driven boutique studio. We value detail-oriented design through teamwork and creativity. Our team is composed of some of the most talented artists and creative pros in the business. We are known for great storytelling through high-end visual effects. This is a full-time position available immediately. We offer a great work environment, salaries to match your skills and a comprehensive benefits package. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join Folks, please forward your resume to jobs@folksvfx.com to set-up an interview.
  18. Hey guys! I'm working on a special effects shot for a short film in which a bowling ball hits a windshield and shatters it. I'm trying to get the ball to actually stick into the glass, or possibly go all the way through. The shot will be from the inside of the car, so I may end up tracking the render to the live windshield footage - or if all else fails I'll just do it practically. Can someone point me in the right direction on how to do this sticky glass windshield kind of thing in Houdini? Thanks!
  19. Hi EVERYONE : Maybe this tutorial is not very short, watch it completely, i am sure that you find new stuff about matrix and you will learn new technique .Hope you find it useful !!! Hossam Aldin Alaliwi more training here : www.hossamfx.org
  20. LearnDay - Houdini Modeling LearnDay a webinar series EVERY WEDNESDAY at 4 pm Mountain Time (GMT-7) with different topics, you can as ANY question and I'll help you live. Today's topic will be Modeling in Houdini. Houdini has had an amazing amount of new improvements on the modelling tools and we'll take a look at them. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS ANY TIME, this webinar is FOR YOU. CLICK HERE to view the WEBINAR Please subscribe to the channel to never missed a webinar, trix and tutorials. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC65D7DvzyyGEqIJVxK-XhDg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit www.mixtrn.com if you have any question and/or want to learn more topics. Thank you
  21. if you have some problems with matrix, how it work, how to use , HOPE this tutorial will help .Hossam Aldin Alaliwi full tutorial here : hossamfx.org/math-in-houdini-vol2/ cheers!
  22. We are currently seeking talented and experienced FX Artists to work at our Montreal studio. Our ideal candidates must have previous experience creating top quality VFX for film and television. Folks has built a solid reputation in the industry as an artist-driven boutique studio. We value detail-oriented design through teamwork and creativity. Our team is composed of some of the most talented artists and creative pros in the business. We are known for great storytelling through high-end visual effects. This is a full-time position available immediately. We offer a great work environment and salaries to match your skills. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join Folks, please forward your resume to jobs@folksvfx.com to set-up an interview.
  23. https://www.instagram.com/chumakovvfx/ alekseychumakov1@gmail.com
  24. Hi Everyone, To anyone interested in creating short films especially VFX, Escape Studios are actually holding a competition! You have 72 hours from the 28th to the 31st October for you and your team to create a VFX short film. All you have to do is build a team and sign up here. The Panel of judges includes Steve Begg (visual effects for Casino Royale and Spectre), representative from Deluxe's Rushes also known for their work on Spectre and industry experts from Escape Studios Anita Gribble and Andrew Brassington. These are great people to get your work in front of and a chance to show your skills!
  25. Hey there! I recently gave a talk to the Vancouver Houdini User Group about how Houdini can be used for making visual effects for games. It was a reasonably short lecture (~45 minutes) so I decided to record it afterward and comment the Houdini file a little so I could share it online. The lecture is targeted at film people who would like to transition into games but aren't sure how to get started. It's not a step-by-step on creating fluids or any nonsense like that, but rather a look at some of the ways you might optimize an effect for real time. If you're not familiar with who I am, I've written a little about how I got into games over on my blog: http://www.allegrodigital.com/?p=1991 Or you can go straight to the lecture which is free, and hosted on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/game-effects-using-houdini-ue4 Hope it's of use to someone!