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  1. Pyro sim eats all my RAM even when cache in dop is off

    Wow, I am very thankful to you. Thank you for helping me. I am sorry to ask one more thing, can you please explain me how to calculate the RAM usage based on the total voxels??
  2. Pyro sim eats all my RAM even when cache in dop is off

    Thank you so much, One more thing, sorry to ask silly question but is there a way to estimate how much ram will be used at what resolution??
  3. Pyro sim eats all my RAM even when cache in dop is off

    Hi, I have attached my file, please can you look into the file and help me with this ram issue?? explosion_v01.hip
  4. Hi, Whenever I run a pyro cache, that is, I import the pyro fields and attach a fileCache node and write out the cache. The simulation eats up all my RAM as soon as the caching starts and then almost freezes my system. I always check off the cache sim option in DOP node that disables saving cache in RAM, but even then my RAM quickly gets filled up. I have created a basic pyro explosion not very large scale and I have 32 GB RAM. Is there any way to control or limit how much RAM Houdini uses for simulation? Like say, use 28 GB RAM and no more or flush previous cache from RAM automatically. Thanks
  5. Expecto Patronum Effect

    Hi, Can anyone please tell me the process of how to create the attached effect, or any tutorial link please? It is very urgent. Expecto_Patronum.mov
  6. Patronus Charm Effect

    Hi, Thanks for your reply. I did the same thing but I dont know how to make the particles glow and fade away. I even converted it to smoke but it dint work either.
  7. Patronus Charm Effect

    Hi, thanks for your reply. I am attaching a link from youtube please see that, I want to create similar effect. Its really urgent please let me know if you can help. Link:
  8. Patronus Charm Effect

    Hi, Does anybody know any good tutorial for creating patronus charm effect from harry potter? Paid or Free, anything will do. Please if anybody knows, please share the link. Its urgent. Thanks
  9. Fit range confusion

    Hi, I was watching a tutorial and the instructor used negative value in fit range node's source min parameter and then he said that as there is a negative value in source min so he will have to flip the the destination min to 1 and destination max to 0. I don't know why we must do that. Can anybody please explain the math behind this? Fit Range Node's details: source min = -5, source max = 1, destination min = 1, destination max = 0. in the value parameter he takes some random attribute that ranges from -5 to 5 based on the point numbers.
  10. Add Name Attribute Via Python

    Thanks alottttt.
  11. Add Name Attribute Via Python

    Wow, Thanks it works like charm. Hey can you please help me with python for houdini. Because the documentation for python in Houdini is very wierd. I cannot get enough examples and all the functions are very hard to find. So can you point me to some documentation elsewhere or tutorial? Or can you please tell me how to follow the documentation because I always feel lost in it. Like finding some examples or some function name, etc.
  12. Add Name Attribute Via Python

    Hi, How to add a name attribute to each point in a selected geometry via the python sop? Suppose I have a box with 4 points and I want each point to be named as piece0, piece1 and so on where the number is its point number. I have written a code, it adds the attribute to the spreadsheet but is unable to add the value. The value is added only when it is not a string. Please Help. The code that I tried: node = hou.pwd() geo = node.geometry() geo.addAttrib(hou.attribType.Point, "name", "piece") Please also add how to add the respective point numbers to the string piece. Thanks
  13. Copy random fracture pieces over points via copy sop

    Hi, Thanks a lot for your help. It even works with the delete sop but I am really confused, because this expression works perfectly when I put it in group parameter of delete sop but when I put it in pattern parameter then the expression copies one single piece of geo onto every points. Why is that? How does it works in group parameter? Can you please explain?
  14. Copy random fracture pieces over points via copy sop

    Thanks alot, your way works but I am really confused. Is there any other way?
  15. Hi, I had created a sphere and then fractured it, then I had selected few pieces so that I could copy them randomly onto few particles/points via the copy sop. The problem is that, I want the copy sop to randomly pick up any one piece out of my selected pieces say from "piece0" to "piece8". But what actually happens is either only one piece is copied to each point/particles or all the eight pieces are cluttered together and copied over each point. How can I set up a workflow where the copy sop randomly picks up any one piece from the provided pieces from the fractured geometry and instances it onto random points? Thanks.