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  1. Clustered Constraints in RBD Simulation

    Hi everyone, I'm pretty stuck on an RBD simulation I'm working on. Here's a brief description of the problem: The shot has a building that's supposed to explode. I've set up clusters using constraints (strong glue constraints inside clusters, weaker glue constrains between clusters), and everything works fine until I try to break them selectively using a SOP Solver. The basic idea is, at the moment of the explosion, to break the weak constraints running between the clusters while keeping the stronger intracluster constraints intact. I have in fact been able to do this, but the problem is that the pieces don't budge after the constraints have been broken. Only if I break all of the constraints in the area of the explosion (weak and strong), do the pieces actually fly off and explode, but then obviously they do so not as clusters but just as individual pieces. For some reason, maintaining the intracluster constraints intact prevents the pieces from moving at all. I tried increasing the force of the explosion and also reducing the density of the pieces, but this hasn't helped. I'm attaching the file, I tried organizing and labeling everything as clearly as possible. If anyone has any idea or suggestion what I might be doing wrong, I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks a lot! Constraints_Problem.hip
  2. Can't Get Field Force To Work

    Awesome, thanks so much! Not sure why I did that, but glad you noticed it
  3. Can't Get Field Force To Work

    Thanks for your reply! That does indeed work. However when I now try to time the force to activate on a certain frame, this somehow breaks the setup and again doesn't work. Any ideas? Field_Force_Switch.hip
  4. Can't Get Field Force To Work

    Hi everyone, I'm doing some testing for a shot, it's my first time using the Field Force DOP and I can't seem to get it to work. I think I followed the help documentation exactly, but something's going wrong. I have a basic RBD setup in SOPS (see the red area in the attached photo), as well as some geo to act as a field (see the green area). As you can see, this geo has an attribute VOP where the points are assigned velocity values. In the DOP network, I can actually see the force vectors drawn in the viewport, and they match the velocities I applied in SOPS, indicating that the values are indeed being properly read. However, when I kick off the simulation, nothing happens. I tried kicking up the Scale Force attribute way up, but this still didn't help. I've attached the file itself, if anyone feels like giving it a look. I'd appreciate any advice you may have! Thanks Field Force.hip