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  1. flip object explosding

    hey Nigel sorry just saw your reply, I ended up using some footage (ahah shame on me), sorry what do you mean -ve surface tension?
  2. flip object explosding

    hey! I'm trying to turn a deformed box into a flip and let it explode (the deformed box is just to fake some numbers exploding into water). I'm looking into some way of applying a radial force to my flip sim, but metaballs doesn't work, not sure if I'm missing something...or if there's a smarter way of doing it... countdown_explosion_v002_t000.hiplc
  3. whitewater - discount version

    Hey Andrea, thanks for your reply, I made some step forward, and decided to discard whitewater and use only flip fluid, the issue I'm having is still there anyway...here I uploaded 2 videos showing my scenario: shotcam is what I need to render (obviously), I don't need water surface, only the splash in the air. but if you look at the second video, witness cam, you see I'm simulating a huge container...it's okay like this, I mean I can do it, is just that to me it looks a big waste of time...I'm meshing only in the area where I need it so in the end the cache is quite light still unnecessary slow to sim in my opinion
  4. whitewater - discount version

    Hey I need to create some splashes (only points) of a dolphin going out of water, I don't care about how the whitewater interact with the flip fluid, I just need a raw flip shape to emit whitewater from, and then the whitewater going up and down. camera is a side view and I don't see the surface of water. so at the moment I'm keeping the bbox of the fluid pretty big to contain the whitewater sim, I wonder if I can emit the whitewater from a small flip sim (or a cahed version of it previously cropped) and then let the whitewater go freely without boundaries from the flip sim..I really hope I made myself clear enough cheers!
  5. popnet, getting number of points for sourcing

    thanks guys! I think opinputpath was the command I was looking for! thanks for the hip Miguel!
  6. popnet, getting number of points for sourcing

    hey thanks for your reply! right, but what about the impulse count? I was looking into something like an expression to tell the impulse count how many points I'm feeding into the pop source...
  7. Hey! I'm scattering some points and then use them as first input in a popnet to sim it. in the pop source I'd like to just emit a point for every source point, so basically I'm emitting for 1 frame with the same number of points, to get the same points in the sim. is there a way to tell the pop source to emit the exact number of points you have as input (at the mo I'm just manually putting the number...) ? cheers!
  8. meshing slow mo flip fluid

    hey Nigel, well yes I'm pretty happy with the result, I ended up simming at real time and then retime at about 1000% of the original speed (so not a huge slow mo, we work at 25 fps here so my slowmo was roughly 250 fps) you can see that the behaviour sometimes isn't really accurate, especially when a collision happens, but still okay...when I think about the sim I'm surprised on how the time of simming/meshing/rendering is splitted in a (for me). I'm really close to deliver the tv commercial, then I will breakdown it and share the results, it will be quite different from the video I posted due to client requests...
  9. meshing slow mo flip fluid

    Hey Nigel well changing the time scale in the dopnet dramatically change the look of the sim, so I avoid that...after a bit of research I found useful tips on the houdini help for the particle fluid surface following those steps I definitely got a much more stable mesh, with no flickering
  10. meshing slow mo flip fluid

    hey! I'm doing a product splash with a slow mo effect. I tried different solutions about how to retime the sim, and I'm pretty happy at the moment with the technique of timeblend / tiemshift. I was also keen on trying the substep caching ( so a more accurate solution, but slow...) . Anyway, as I said I'm pretty happy with the sim, but once I mesh the particles it seems like the mesh is not really consistent across the frame. Is something you don't notice at full speed, but in slow mo is quite important, especially with water where even a little change in the mesh dramatically modify the look of reflections/refractions. So what I'm doing is cranking up the number of particles (reducing the separation...) to get a more precise mesh. But I'm paying this in terms of sim speed...I was wondering if any of you has experience in this topic. I'm also thinking about changing the scale of the scene, is quite big at the moment (geos are from another software), maybe simming this at a proper scale will help sim_v003_t000.mp4
  11. read back substeps

    great thanks!
  12. read back substeps

    hey! just tried but it keeps the same frame for 4 frames and then move to the next one, I think he's looking for integer frame, while mine are 125.25 etc... maybe I can cache them out in another syntax, without using $FF so the files will output already in a nice way
  13. read back substeps

    hey! I'm simming a flip fluid sim and I'm writing out substeps to disk in order to do a slow mo effect. At the moment I'm having something like this for 4 substeps testretime.125.25.bgeo.sc testretime.125.5.bgeo.sc testretime.125.75.bgeo.sc testretime.125.bgeo.sc testretime.126.25.bgeo.sc testretime.126.5.bgeo.sc testretime.126.75.bgeo.sc testretime.126.bgeo.sc testretime.127.25.bgeo.sc testretime.127.5.bgeo.sc testretime.127.75.bgeo.sc testretime.127.bgeo.sc how can I read this info back and render it in mantra so that 125.25 becomes 126, 125.5 becomes 127 and so on? should I rename those frame by hand? or there's something smarter?
  14. hey, is there a way to expose in the network view a specific parameter of a node? like the file geometry node does with file parameter. I'm asking because while working could be useful to have a quick view of some key parameter without selecting the node cheers
  15. macro shot of droplets falling from ceiling

    hey! thanks for your thoughts on that, I think you're right, I suppose all the drops that are sliding on the ceiling could be generated with vdbs and booleans, while the dropping ones are just deforming geos with some smart shapes blended