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  1. Converting Hard Constraints into Glue Constraints Help

    Haha... That's it, god I feel stupid now. Thanks a lot for pointing it out though.
  2. Hi, I'm currently working through Steven Knippings Applied Houdini Rigids 3 series and just got a bit stuck at the section where he converts hard constraints into glue constraints using a Prim wrangle inside a SOP solver. I've looked into the geo spreadsheet and it seems to do the conversion but the problem is when this happens the strength should be set to -1 and never break apart but instead all the pieces break apart and go flying. Tried messing around with different strength values and methods but can't seem to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated. I've included the project folder with some flipbooks and screenshots of what I'm talking about. Thanks Heli.zip HardConstraintTest(ODForce).avi
  3. I'm in the middle of creating Whitewater particles for my waterfall sim and after caching out the particles and converting it into a volume it looks extremely low res considering there is over 300,000 particles and 8 million Voxels. Not sure what i'm missing but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.
  4. Problems with two FLIP objects colliding

    So I'm in the middle of creating a waterfall scene which is going to flow down some geometry and collide with a lake. I've set up both the emitters for the waterfall and the wave tank for the lake in separate DOP networks. However when i try and bring the particles in from the waterfall into the lake DOP the particles don't seem to be having any interaction, the waterfall particles just fall though my static objects even though they should be colliding. Any help would be appreciated Thanks. Edit* I've noticed that the bounding box in the flip solver was not including the waterfall particles which fixes the problem of them not moving however the particles still do not interact with the wave tank. WaterFall_New.zip
  5. Gravity activation based on an expression.

    Oh cool thanks a lot, yeah I'm just trying to use expression's where possible to help me learn but i understand that in this case key frames would be a lot similar and probably faster. Thanks anyway.
  6. Gravity activation based on an expression.

    Just looking for ways to make the process more efficient.
  7. Hi just wondering if any one could give me any advice on how to write an expression which would set the gravity to 1 for the first 30 frames, back to 0 for until 180 where i would turn back on. At the moment i have if($FF >= 30,0,1) which sets the first 30 frames to active but I'm struggling with re-activating it at frame 180. Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Hi guys, I'm trying to save out a file cache of a simulation and then import it into a different DOP net to use it for collisions with particles without the particles changing the file cache Geo. Any help would be super appreciated.
  9. I'm having problems in my scene trying to have dust particles and rigid body "stones" attracting to a moving point in world space. I have the stones set up so they attract to a point and collide with a sphere which seems to work just fine, however once i start introducing the particles to the DOP network the stones start to get influenced by the particles and start to gain a high velocity whenever a collision is made. Any thoughts on how to make the stones velocity not be effected by the particles while still having them collide. ParticleCollision.zip
  10. Multiple Constraints on One Object

    Thanks, If that would be possible it would be a great help in being able to understand the process more fully.
  11. Multiple Constraints on One Object

    I was wondering if anyone has had experience having multiple constraints on the same object and breaking them apart separately. the effect I'm aiming for is to have a some large rocks be ripped of a section of rubble and while in the air start to break apart into smaller pieces. I've tried setting up my constraints based on the groups created from the Voronoi fracture and sub fracture nodes, however this causes problem when trying to disable the constraints in different areas. Any ideas? ConstraintsHelp.hipnc NewRubble.abc
  12. Problems with the active attribute

    Thanks for the advice i got it to work using this If expression if anyone has similar issues.
  13. Currently having problems with a vortex sim where pieces of the ground are ripped from the ground by setting the active attribute to 0 and using bounding box groups have pieces active attribute be turned to 1 and the vortex force drag them around a point. However I'm having a problem where some of the pieces suddenly have their active attribute turn back to 0 while in the air making them stop mid air. Just wondering if their is a way of having the active attribute always stay as 1 if it becomes part of the group. ActiveTest.hipnc AttackerHands2.abc
  14. Cascading Waterfall Advice/Help

    Ok, i though the scale being that big to start off with was wrong thanks for the advice. Also using multiple emitters is defiantly going to help in the long run. Thanks again for the help and Test file
  15. Cascading Waterfall Advice/Help

    I'm currently doing my FMP for University and will be working in a group of 4 to create an environment with a character asset and Waterfall/Lake FX asset within it. I will be solely responsible for creating the waterfall/lake but I'm currently unsure with which way i should approach the project. The Waterfall is going to be in the background cascading down some rocks into a lake in a cave however we will be creating the cave to real world scale which has caused problems when trying to set up emitters at such a large scale. I've attached some reference photos of what the waterfall is going to be based on as well as the initial proxy geometry created for my particles to flow over. I was just wondering if anyone here has any experience with a sim of this type/scale and could lend any advice on how they created it. Thanks RocksPrim.obj
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