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  1. Houdini 17.5.229 download

    Thanks. Their server is down though. Maybe I should try again tomorrow.
  2. I want to download Houdini 17.5.229. Unfortunately it's not showing up on the official downloads page here. https://www.sidefx.com/download/daily-builds/ Any alternative source where I can download this build?
  3. Ahh! I see!. Becoming proficient at using Houdini requires eagle eyes seriously! So many details. So many buttons.
  4. I'm trying to achieve noise based growth in an icosahedron which should look like this. However, instead of growing, my volume begins to shrink instead. Please advise. volume growth question.hip
  5. Thanks a lot for pointing out my mistakes. Before looking at your reply, I developed the script from scratch twice and it eventually worked in the second attempt . I also accidentally forgot to name the bind as 'vel' of volume vop in accordance with the vdb1. Your script is interesting too. It has a different style of growth. One thing I can't understand is the bind type is still float (which should be vector) in my enclosed file, yet the growth is functioning. Why does the volume still grow fine? I watched the video too. They also have kept it as float. ADDING FORCES_SECOND ATTEMPT - Copy.hip
  6. Thanks for the links. Really interesting geometry. I can't seem to figure out the one I shared in the original post. How can I grow the volume uniformly in all directions on the icosahedron?
  7. I don't have the project files. Otherwise I'd have figured out the method till now. I followed these three videos. The final one is in the one which they've done the majority of growth settings. https://drive.google.com/file/d/18N74Bm9JDYMHubSgYWgQVxFJOAs9mbPq/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/19E1piUUh4oPyqtiUVuksyQN6v10KW87h/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jz6jHadaIdweX7NH8E0u8xEj3VP-cejf/view?usp=sharing
  8. Thanks a lot. I studied the script that you sent me and could only figure out changes in only two places. 1. The bounding box sizes. 2. The graphs. What other changes have you made? I applied the above changes that you did but all I could get was a blank volume in the simulation. Moreover, how to grow the volume uniformly in all directions? Sell by NTF? I don't understand. What is NTF?
  9. I'm not getting much growth except for this. I'm watching video 11 Adding Forces To Our Solver from Entagma's Volumes 101 course. I played with noise setting but not something significant I'd get. One more thing. Reducing the voxel size is not improving the quality of the mesh. What is that so? Play (1).hiplc
  10. Thanks sir. I'll surely go through the video.
  11. I am absolutely new to Houdini. Please provide course recommendations specifically for designing complex solid volumes. My background is in architecture so I want to right now focus on architectural design, landscape design, pavilion design, geometrical sculptures (like, not involving animals, humans,etc.), industrial design, interior design etc. I am enclosing some images which illustrate the styles of geometry and design that I want to learn. Some images have been taken from https://www.softbiome.online/. I cannot afford their courses due to their steep price, therefore, seeking alternatives.
  12. Sorry for not replying at that time. Got interrupted by something urgent. Thanks for the long list of keywords man. Super interesting designs!! I've worked extensively with Grasshopper since 2019, but never done any biomorphic style geometries. I've worked with discrete clusters, tweened modules morphed over meshes using Pufferfish, spaceframes, shells, tensile structures, magnetic field lines to name a few types. I did my B.Arch. way back in 2012. I'm from India so we don't have heavy integration of computational design in our architectural education yet. We have a lot to catch up and improve in our profession compared to the West!!
  13. You've done really amazing work. I'll have to probably spend a year of practicing Houdini before I can reverse engineer the geometries that you've developed. Thanks for sharing.
  14. Thanks a lot for this script. I'll surely experiment with this.
  15. Growth Systems

    I'm recent member of this forum and exploring biomorphic forms. I was doing a search and your post showed up. Even I'd like to go through the .hip file. Kindly share if possible.
  16. Amazing!!! Really cool tutorials John Kunz and Tim J have posted. Thanks a lot for sharing their links. I've fast forwarded through some of the videos and they've designed some really mind blowing stuff. I have only gone through youtube searches for entagma and could only find videos about advect growth which came close to my requirement. I haven't gone through their patreon page. A friend of mine has their subscription though. Definitely. So I'll search more with keywords like biomorphic, growth algorithms, growth volumes. Any particular keywords you can suggest which describe such types of forms and processes in Houdini? Really fascinating designs! So this is all based in L-systems? I'm not familiar with the term.
  17. Hi. I started using Houdini two days back. I come from architecture background. I have used Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper extensively in the last two years. So I have some experience in node-based workflow. One thing I cannot find in Houdini is to how to measure distance between two points. For example, there are two cuboids placed side by side with a little gap between them. I want to measure the distance from any vertex of first cuboid to the vertex of another one. How do I do it?