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  1. I would approach it using two systems. You dent the mesh using Vellum, high stiffness with plasticity enabled. Once you have that working, use a blendshape node to animate the mix from the non-dented state and the final dented state. Use that solution to generate a fractured object. You could select some of the fracture pieces around the impact point and try the bend technique on each piece, that is demonstrated here. I'm sure there are other ways to generate a solution as well.
  2. Thin Sheet Fluid

    I was playing around with trying to implement Billy's suggestion. Do you mean that all those wrangles inside the solver should only be run on the inverse of the group of selected points? ap_dr_thin_sheet_solver.hipnc
  3. Tutorial HIP Library

    Particle based RBDs ap_egj_particles_to_rbd_101421.hiplc
  4. Tutorial HIP Library

    If you've worked through a tutorial and want to share your HIP file with the community, post it here. I completed one where Mikael Pettersen demonstrates how to create a Blendshape crowd agent. ap_mp_blendshape_crowd_character_052120.hiplc
  5. Tutorial HIP Library

    I just worked my way through Dave's whirlwind tutorial on how to get better creasing out of vellum. ap_ds_vellum_advanced_crumple_wrinkle_101421.hiplc
  6. Water Splash

    Maybe you can use something like these guides for a flip pump.
  7. White water issue with Z Depth

    Do points even produce z-depth? You may have to copy something to them..? Review the near and far clip values of the camera..?
  8. Tear and roll part of a paper?

    Thank you, that helps a lot. I discovered that if I leave the bend value as 1220 and animate the x-axis of the Capture Origin, that I get a nice rollup. ap_rs_roll_up_grid_portion_100921.hiplc
  9. I'm trying to figure out how to animate a paper reveal with torn edges while the torn part rolls up? I tried using a path deform along a line with a spiral at the end, but that didn't really give the appropriate effect. I need to lift part of the grid out, not roll the entire grid. Does anyone have any tips to match the reference? ap_roll_up_grid_100821.hiplc
  10. Tear and roll part of a paper?

    A little better concept here of isolating a single fracture element and applying a bend. This gets me closer, but the bend generates intersecting geometry. Is there way to tell the bend to shrink a little as it rolls up? ap_roll_up_grid_portion_100821.hiplc
  11. Atom's Link Page

    There are so many nice example files on this website that I am often searching for. I wanted to use this page as a link page to other posts that I find useful, hopefully you will too. This list was started years ago, so some of the solutions may be dated. 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  12. biological modelling methods

    This is a fun one to play around with. Redshift doesn't support code snippets, like Mantra, but I was able to leverage texture maps for displacement.
  13. Intrinsic Geometry ID

    You can use the unpack node. That will restore the geometry. Make your change, then pack it back up.
  14. What I notice from your screenshot is that you have not activated high-quality lighting with shadows. Try turning that on.
  15. The index is out of range because arrays are zero based. For the 8th column used the 7th index. ary[7].
  16. Can't you just write an IF statement inside a wrangle that generates a companion index for each expected variation? if (s@column_variation=="Carrot"){i@variation_index = 0;} if (s@column_variation=="Pipe"){i@variation_index = 1;} Here is a simple shelf tool that will read the data posted above, examine the forth column, analyze it for expected matches and generate a companion index. It will write the extended CSV file back to disk. csv_source_file = r"S:\Houdini_Scenes\temp_data_csv.csv" csv_target_file = r"S:\Houdini_Scenes\temp_data_csv_EXTENDED.csv" # Read the original source file. with open(csv_source_file, 'r') as f: lines = f.read().splitlines(True) # Remove slash n character at the end of each line. f.close() new_lines = [] for line in lines: ary = line.split(",") index = -1 #Unknown index default. # Extend this if list as needed. if ary[4].strip()=="Carrot": index = 0 if ary[4].strip()=="Pipe": index = 1 new_lines.append("%s,%s" % (line.strip(),index)) #Write the new extended CSV file. f = open(csv_target_file, 'w') for line in new_lines: f.write("%s\n" % line) f.close() You could supply the newly generated CSV to the TableImport node to fetch the fifth column associated switch index value for each line.
  17. It may be as simple as dropping down an Ends node to close any open loops.
  18. It depends upon what you're wedging over. If you are wedging over points, in a 1:1 ratio, you might be able to replace @ptnum with the back ticked variable `@pdg_index`. Or place your switched network inside a FOR/EACH running over points, then you can replace @ptnum with the constant 0.
  19. It might seem kind of silly, but what if you shook the world instead? ap_Shake_WORLD_Animatic.hiplc
  20. Try the labs Thicken tool with a very small value.
  21. Fetch Value At Specific Time in VEX

    If you connect the TimeShift to the second input of the attributeWrangle node, you can fetch from it using the point function. vector time_shifted_attrib = point(1,"my_attrib",@ptnum); Note: Using python, you can evaluate a parameter channel at a certain point in time, but that's not the same as an attribute. https://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini/hom/hou/Parm.html
  22. Shop_Materialpath as primitive group

    As crude as it sounds, I'd just drop down an attribute wrangle and run it over the primitives. if(s@shop_materialpath== "[DA01/2] 3_Twigs"){s@shop_materialpath = "/mat/twigs";} if(s@shop_materialpath== "[DA01/2] 2_Branches"){s@shop_materialpath = "/mat/branches";} You could create groups instead, but if you just need the materials reassigned you don't have to actually create groups for that.
  23. lava flow question

    I guess my point is that lava doesn't have to be a heavy sim. The example file on Houdini Blue print simulates fairly quickly. https://hdbp.io/fK0FtieT The detail in a lava shot is going to lean more on the materials rather than the surface generation.
  24. lava flow question

    What if you constructed a single longer lava flow to generate surfaced .bgeo files? Then grab a surfaced frame from that lava flow as the mesh populator for the shorter shots.
  25. rbd object ignores velicity past first frame

    As far as I know, there is only one valid case where you actually need to use the Hero RBD object. That case is if you want to have the object float upon the flip surface. If you can work with packed objects, you might want to go with that. I agree with your observation, though. I can't find any way to alter the velocity beyond the initial velocity.