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  1. Issues with creating a power blast/beam

    Hey, I guess it's made with particles which are blurred in post ! You can make three sims : one which emits constantly for the blast shape, another one which emit every 2-3 frame for the circles that are around the blast and another one with some noise so it adds some turbulence in the blast. I tried an approach but I guess most of the work is done in comp blast.hipnc
  2. Lava in Houdini 17

    God bless you, thank's a lot
  3. Inflating a balloon with Vellum

    Hey, anyone can tell me how I can achieve the effect of inflating the balloon here : https://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini/shelf/vellumballoon.html I tried to figure out how I can do this but it doesn't look like this...
  4. Houdini 17 crashing constantly

    Glad to hear that ! I should report it to SideFX to see if they can fix it !
  5. Houdini 17 crashing constantly

    Nahimic is a "audio enhancer" on MSI Laptops, and sometimes it mess with the gpu and makes Houdini crash (it tries to make sound out of the 3d space in Houdini). It may come from this, try to disable your audio enhancer and see if it works. Did you contact SideFX to fix the problem ? Never heard that from Asus stuff.
  6. Houdini 17 crashing constantly

    I just disabled Nahimic at start and it seems to work, I run a quick sim and I could work nicely. It looks like it was this thing which was in conflict with the gpu, but seems to be fixed now. Sometimes GPU is conflicted with audio features (like Nahimic) and it makes the gpu crash. What is your motherboard ?
  7. Hey there, I have a problem with Houdini 17, after I open it and start to work it crashes. It's doing this each time I try to work. I was working on Houdini 16.5 QT4 and all was working correctly, but now that I want to test vellum and new features, I can't because Houdini isn't working. I have a MSI GL62 6QD, all my drivers are okay, I disabled Nahimic features, and I don't know what I can do to work with H17. I have i5 6300 HQ, 8 Go Ram, Gtx 950M, 1 To HDD, Windows 10 64 Bit.
  8. Lava in Houdini 17

    Hey everyone, I'm currently working on a lava sim based on the tutorial of BW Design, but I have a problem with the mesh. The color is not applied on the mesh and it's all black. It should has been colored by a color I define in a attrib vop but it's not working. Anyone knows if there's a difference between H14 and H17 for this ? Lava.hipnc
  9. Houdini crashing constantly

    On pc you should install Houdini QT4, got the same problem with my MSI laptop and it was because the gpu wasn't supporting Houdini. Sometimes, pc components are lower quality because they need to fit in a smaller space so you can have issues. Everything works fine since I've installed the qt4 version.

    I'm not an expert, but you can pop wrangle something like : float time = @Frame; if ( time > 24 && time < 36){ @P = @P - @TimeInc * @v; } And it should stop the motion for the time you type (here it's 12 frames). I give you the file I made to test it out. Particles_motion_stop.hipnc
  11. Sandstorm with Billowy Smoke ?

    You can play around with differents gasdisturb nodes sets on differents Block Size (I like to put 2 nodes with 0.3 and 0.1), and you can add a control field based on temperature or velocity, so it can avoid the mushroom effect. It's also possible to add some gas vortex confinement, or add noise to your temperature to drive the velocity field differently. I just attached a quick made file that show how to avoid it based on velocity. Hope that helps Smoke_avoid_mushrooms.hipnc
  12. Building a Pc for VFX and Houdini/Redshift

    At least I'll go with 1080, you're right it's much better, and a i7 8700 oc with good watercooling can do the work I guess.
  13. RBD - Glue constraints restick together

    Hey, I have the same problem, did you find any solution ?