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  1. Hi, I am using the rbd tools in H17. I'm, confused by the name prefix attribute on the voronoi fracture. If it is not set to "piece" then my glue constraints do not work. I would assume that the prefix attribute could be anything? Certainly the subsequent geometry and constraints points / prims are labelled appropriately. Ultimately I would like to constrain multiple objects with multiple fractures. I can achieve this by offsetting the piece 'index' with each fracture, but this is clumsy. Surely it could be achieved using the primitive name prefix attribute? I have attached a scene file containing a single object with / without name prefix as "piece" and a multiple fracture setup. Any help is gladly received! jhealy_fx_rbdOdforceQuery_v001.hip
  2. Hi, In Bullet simulation, pieces are packed and have attributes : (1) P , (2) orient quaternion, (3) pivot. Somehow, these three attributes compute the final transformation matrix for each piece. My goal is to animate these simulated pieces in reverse (not just playback in reverse, but instead create more "interesting" animation). My question is how are Pivot and P related? Initially, P equals Pivot, then as the simulation goes: Orientation changes (which is logical), and Pivot drifts away from P (i.e. not equal anymore). I checked bullet[T|R|S] are they are all zero or identity. Thanks,
  3. Hi guys, Is there any way to access point attributes in crowd setup to tweak the ragdoll behaviour? popforce seems to break the whole thing and each agent is processed as a single point but somehow still able to run bullet sim in ragdoll state but with limited capability. Thank you C
  4. Hello I'm doing a RBD (bullet) sim with custom concave geo (proxies) that I pack my self using assemble. I use a scatter and copy to points to set up my inital state, run the sim. I use a dopimport, and I would like to fetch the hi rez geo. Tutorials show that if I had the high rez geo scattered the same way I could plug it and it would work straight away. However I would like, with only my points, to retrieve the high rez geo. I thought I would use a foreach and apply primintrinsics or transformpieces or even a copytopoints as seen in some tutorials like here but nothign works, my scales and pivots don't seem to work. To give you an idea of what my network looks like before the dopnet: I cross posted on Sidefx forums but it wasn't published sorry for the crosspost. If you have any info on this I'm very interested.
  5. Hi. I want to make activation and constraint coexist to get this↓ result. I made RnD, but it doesn't work. How should I modify it? Active_RnD.hip
  6. houdini 17 Bullet Bendable Constraints

    Hi guys, I've been trying to make the constraints bend. I've taken a lot of documentation and made a simple setup, but it's not very successful. I don't know where the problem is. Below I will upload my file, please help me to see where the problem is, how to make the right settings. Thank you all. test_bend.hip
  7. Chimney Destruction - Constraints Problem

    Hi guys, I have a problem, with constraints. I create a simple scene and get a desirable effect. It is a simple setup with a combination of strong glue constraint and soft constraint, which is fine. But this setup doesn't work as I want in chimney setup, so I have to change the setup to two glue constraints, stronger and weaker. I tried to convert weaker glue to soft when chimney falls down, and get effect like in simple scene example. This conversion I tried to accomplish in SOP solver in the constraint network. if(@Frame>115 && s@constraint_name=="Glue2"){ s@constraint_name="Soft"; if (f@distance > 1 ){ i@group_broken=1; } } This complete mess my constraints both strong and week. So any advice to accomplish this? I am sure that there is a more intelligent way to do this but I am new in Houdini and any help is more than welcome. Aleksandar chimney.mov Test.mov
  8. Hi, I have a basic DOP setup with animated RBD bullet, glue/soft constraints, and a magnet force with metaball in sop geomtry. I am looking for the right way to have the metaball animated in space, to follow my animated rbd object. I have tried animating the metaball using external sop or in the sop geometry but when simulating only the first position of the metaball is used. Thanks
  9. Dynamic Constraint Help

    Hi All, Wondering if someone could take a quick look. I'm having a hard time trying to get these dynamically created constraints to stick to this animated passive object. is my approach wrong ? What I'm trying to do is Have the sphere hit the wall, then pull away some pieces like its stuck to it. I've seen several approaches to this, but have not seen it done on a passive deforming mesh. Which is what the sphere is setup to be. Rich Lord has a some great examples of sticking constraints on fully dynamic meshes. any direction would be appreciated ! dynamic_constraints_deformingmesh_17.hip
  10. Bullet to Fluid and Vellum

    Hello Everyone, I have just create tutorial of making dynamic to fluid and vellum in Houdini 17. Check in here: https://www.cgcircuit.com/tutorial/bullet-to-fluid-and-vellum Best Regards,
  11. Dear all, The plot : -> Am currently simulating a simple shatter with rbdPacked prims + Constraints Glue + a gorund plane, all into a DOP. (nothing Awesome till here). The Questions : -> But, strangely, the little rbds continue to vibrate once fallen on the ground. It looks like continuous vibrating tiny giggly wiggly inter-collisions. Did any body ever had this ? Would it be possible, i've to FORCE STOP them using a desactivating VEX snippet in a DOP/geomety wrangle node ? If anybody had this one time, let me know, please. You will be welcome and it will be pleasure to discuss that point you. Thank you all a lot, cheers.
  12. RBD Jittering Velocities

    Hey guys, I've got this simulation of a wall where a train is wrecking through a wall. Some fragments hanging at the wall are still jittering afterwards. The jittering itself is no problem because it's minmal and the camera will be shaking. But the jittering velocities are a problem because they disturb our motion vector pass (generated through Maya Arnold) and cause it to flicker. Is there a way to leave the simulation as it is and "repair" the velocities? I tried a filter for the low velocity values, but they are not precise enough. I uploaded some Frames of the wall as bgeos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Re5YiuvD8KaTe56XRehdGMfcQmV9b8sA Thanks for the help!
  13. Glue bullet

    Hello good people! Freshly new in Houdini and I am trying to tackle the basics here. I am trying to break apart a box using voronoi fracture (works) and the add a glue constraint relationship in the dop network (I have failed here utterly). I have spent about two days trying out just about everything I can find or think of and to no avail. I am using an attribute wrangle to add a constraint name to the connected pieces. My constraint network however tells me that the required data is not found or is the wrong type. I am using bullet as my rigid body solver and I have hit a complete brick wall - I just can not get it to work. I am attaching the .hip file, and I would be immensely grateful if someone could help me understand what I am doing wrong. It seems so simple yet I am completely stuck with this issue. Glue issue.hip
  14. Help with multi solver

    Greeting all, I am trying to wrap my head around the multisover in dops. I have a sim of a plank breaking. I have upacked the sim and placed a debrissource node after. I then copy cubes onto these points and point a pop source to them. I have a packedrbd object running into the multi solver which runs a pop solver then a rigidbody solver. It kind of works but when the cubes hit the ground the shake and jitter and generally misbehave. Any Insite into why this could be happening would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a sample file. Cheers! B plank_troubleShooting_v04.hipnc
  15. (Problem solved, check second post for solution) Hi there! I want to push packed geometry with Pyro and also packeds should collide with smoke (feedback scale in pyrosolver). All built from shelf. It moves, but i get strange collision volume. Any ideas how to fix it? It seems some solver create collision volume for packeds only 10*10*10 resolution and I can't find a way to increase it... issue.hip
  16. Material Fracture Bullet Glass

    Hi, I try to make a car glass bullet hit... I can't figure how to make the connected pieces which stay attached to glass, I tried "soft constraint" of the "Material fracture node, but I can't figure how to break the soft constraint in some distance, pieces always returning back no matter how far they are.. which looks more like a STAR GATE portal opening Sklo_TEST_11.hip
  17. Hello! would someone mind looking at my scene? I am trying to do an effect where an object splits into two objects, then the new one splits into two and so on. Its similar to recursive box split that farmfield did, except my new boxes are not getting smaller. Any way, I have a wrangle that creates a new point once the age gets past a certain number. In my wrangle I am setting the location of the new point to match the existing point. As you can see in the photo it is being created above the point instead of the same location. What am I doing wrong? Actually in the addpoint I can set any value like {3,0,3} and it still wont go there either. Thanks. dice_dup.003.hiplc
  18. Hello! I'm messing around with bullet constraint networks and I can't figure out how to connect a bunch of points to a single point... basically one source point and multiple paths from it towards each packed piece. Connect adjacent node doesn't have this behaviour. The idea is to connect a fractured packed geo with many points/parts to a non fractured packed geo that has just 1 point/part. I know this will requre some kind of wrangle & coding is not my strong point :| ... any help woud be appreciated! Thank you for your time I appreciate it! Attatched a simple scene, it's just missing the 2nd constraint network. polyline_constaint.hipnc
  19. Houdini - Bullet Impact

    Hello Od Forum Hello I'm Jeton i work in ATOM Film now with my company we are working in one action movie and i need to learn how can achieve this... Thanks for your time
  20. Hi Everyone, Wanted to share a little person project I'm working on. Nothing too special but its got some neat ideas in it. The idea is to have a bunch of cubes sitting on the ground that will spontaneously "erupt" into a few more cubes. (Now that I think about it its a similar idea to the multiplying treasure in Harry Potter). I've got a crude but effective setup going. I think its got the basics in place and it seems to be somewhat stable. I didn't like how bland the actual "eruption" was looking so I've been working on a way to add some flair to it. At the moment I've got a simple hand-made animation done using two transform nodes. I then take each of the cubes, transform them into a specific place and orientation, run them through the transform nodes with a delay to get the animation, then transform them back to the original position. The transformation is mostly done through VEX. Transforming the pack prims in the right way turned out to be much more involved than I expected but now that its all actually done its not too difficult. The above animation is not integrated with the bullet sim. Its just a proof of concept to make sure that I can actually instance an animation to the cubes while taking into account their various orientations. The next step is to get the hand-made animation working within the DOPs sim, which I don't actually think will be as bad as I initially thought. Though time shall tell. The scene is a mess at the moment so I'll clean it up and post it along with some more detailed notes at a later date for those that are interested
  21. Orient / Lookat for Bullet Objects?

    Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me as I've spent too long on trying to work this out by myself now. I'm doing a simulation with balloons and want to have them start in randomised orientation and then slowly resolve their orientation to have the wider bit at the top. This seems to be possible with POP spin for particles, but I can't work out how to do it with bullet. So far, I've tried altering the orientation manually in a wrangle in dops and trying to find a way of getting a vector into dops, such as with normals, to then be able to compare to an up vector and add in angular velocity until they match. Altering the orient attribute in DOPs seemed to do nothing if you target it directly, so perhaps it needs to be worked on the intrinsics?? Nothing I tried seemed to work, so I'd love to know if there's a way of achieving this, so would be grateful for any help. Many thanks! Toby
  22. fit mass for bullet

    Hey! I have a bunch of pieces from a fractured geo, and I plug them into a rbd bullet sim. I have very big and very small pieces, which is fine, but the problem is that if I let the rbd packed object to calculate the mass obviously I get very different mass result (and that is absolutely correct), but you know, sometimes we don't want exactly the real thing so is there any way of fit the mass so after is calculated I can fit it to more suitable values? I was trying to find a way of setting the mass in the fractured pieces and turn off the calculation in the rbd packed object, but I'm not sure if there's a way of calculating the mass at sop level... thanks!
  23. Hey everyone. I was curious if there was a way to break constraints with an agent layer once they convert to ragdoll. For example, a crowd agent holding a sword, once hit becomes an active ragdoll. The sword is bound to the agent via an agent layer node. In DOPs, I'm trying to access the sword layer to tell it if state=ragdoll, sword's active=1, so that he lets go of his sword and it interacts with the rest of the sim as it falls and takes on any velocity from its original movement. Currently I can't find any attribute for the prop layer once the agent is packed and ready for dops. The only way I can access it is by name once it's unpacked, but this gets super slow and won't work properly in DOPs. Anyone know if what I'm trying to do is even possible? Or if there's a better way to do it? Thanks!
  24. Hi, I'm looking for a way of inheriting color on collision while using bullet and packed primitives. Let's say I have an object colored white - and I would like every single object that it touched to be colored white as well. Prefereabli those new "infected" object would infect others on collision. I did some search, found some topics on POPs using "hit count" - but nothing regarding bullet. Could you just point me in the right direction? Some use of collision data? Regards
  25. Hi! I need make fracture at sim time based on impact data (without prefracture). The point of impact is not known in advance, and I can't make a prefracture. I can do this during the simulation?
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