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  1. FLIP - pprevious attribute - What is it?

    At first I thought it was the previous position of the particle but it looks like its the exact same position. Does anyone can explain this? Thanks
  2. Hi; I would like to falloff an attribute based on a RAMP, something like what I tried to explain in image bellow. Is there any SOP to achieve this? falloff to neighbor points. Thanks for helping.
  3. Hi! Is there a way to get the name of rendering object in CVEX with Volume Procedural? Like this is done using renderstate? I want to use one CVEX for some objects and change filename parameter in it depending on the object. Now I use shared CVEX from Vopnet with Filename parameter on it, but it have some limitations for me.
  4. Hey guys, Pretty new to Houdini after many years of Maya. I'm importing an alembic and want to push the path attribute all the way to the end to retain the original hierarchy. When I add a voronoi fracture only the inside group seems to maintain the path attribute. The outside group and my original group that I defined before for the object I'm shattering have empty path attributes. How can I copy the correct path attribute back onto the fractured pieces? (If I have multiple prims/ want to maintain the original prims path attr) Thanks guys!
  5. 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
  6. Hello, I'm trying to transfer point color from static object to an animated one. the color does transfer however the red marks seem as if they're moving not with the animated poles. the two objects are identical. houdini 16.0 . 2019-04-01 09-20-18.mp4
  7. hello, i have a curve in 3d space with an organic shape and i want to resample it so it becomes jagged but maintaining its features. So i was thinking i should compare the tangent value of each point with its next one and if the difference is big it means the curve is changing direction so i keep that point. If there is no big change in direction i remove points. But i have no idea how to implement this in Vop or Vex, i am new to Houdini. Any ideas?
  8. Hey there, i was wondering if any one to could me figure out how to achieve this affect, this person was kind enough to share this setup but I'm no closer to achieving the same result. I've created the Cd attribute, ive attched my working hip file if it's of any use. Any help would be most appreciated VELLUM_ANIMATED_CD.hiplc
  9. Hi, is it possible to write/read a point attribute to/from an external text(or any other format) file?
  10. Dear community, I am working on a little particle system that I need some help with and I hope that you can help me out somehow: I am emitting particles from points A. These particles are attracted by another pointcloud B via POP Attract, with the attraction type set to points. So far so good. My question is now: How can I vary the attraction force inside pointcloud B for each point? Is that possible? I've been looking into and reading the docs, of course, but all to no avail. Does anybody have an idea on how to solve this issue, meaning giving the points in pointcloud B varying attraction forces? Is there an attribute that I have to apply on pointcloud B, that POP attract could use? Best wishes and merry christmas and Chanukka, Nicolas
  11. Hello everyone ! I can't figure out how to copy the attribute pscale (from a wrangle) onto a sphere... I am sure I am missing something because it should be straightforward see attached figure Thanks and sorry for the low level question
  12. Hi everyone! I need to do a local rotation using an Attribute VOP for individual points of a grid and just can't get my head around this... If I e.g. rotate along the Z-axis and THEN rotate along the Y-axis it again rotates over the world's Y - not the shifted local Y-axis with a new orientation after i rotated over Z. What I basically need is taking the newly oriented "local" axis into account - the Y-axis should always point upwards from the upside of a cube. No matter how the cube is oriented. I hope you guys know what I mean... i attached an image to clarify. Also I attached a very simple example with 3 Attribute VOPs for rotation over each axis. No matter how the cube is oriented, it always rotates over world-axis. Maybe somebody can point me in the right direction? testrotation.hiplc
  13. Mass in General

    Hi people, I'm trying out Vellum in Houdini and I was wondering how mass works. I noticed that the mass is a point attribute. That said, if I want to know the total mass of the object, do I need calculate the sum of all the points ? Thank you.
  14. Hey, I'm trying to get this stick to points constraint to update every frame so I can have this cloth sort of peel down over time. Thought setting 'create constraints' to 'each frame' would make it work but doesn't work. Also tested using a value instead of an attribute which also doesn't work. Any pointers greatly appreciated. Attribute_Val_Cd.hipnc
  15. Hello, friends! I`ve got some issues when started coding in vex with the default float type attribute creation, so i got a habit to always set the attribute type, even in calculations, to prevent the possibility of attribute type errors. Like this for example: v@direction = v@initial_position - v@P; It works fine, and i am really comfortable with it, but I wonder is it correct in the meaning of 1) Good programming style. 2) VEX language work under the hood - maybe VEX is re-declaring the attributes again, when they are used in this way. Thank you!
  16. Hi, I've tried to cache out .obj files which have the same naming as their import counterparts. I managed to write their original name into a string detail attribute (for example "one200_300-236-58_korpus.obj") - next I thought I could reference those attributes in a filecache node ($HIP/`detail("filecache1",attribute1,0)`) but nothing happens - I just get a file called 0 without any .obj Does someone know whats wrong with my setup? Thank you
  17. Hi, I am currently creating a simulation with flip fluids that are affected by a vortex force. I need the velocity/lift attributes to be animated independently throughout the simulation, though no matter how I set the settings for either the sop geometry, or vortex force operator, the values will not change throughout the simulation. What is the proper method for animating these attributes for use in dops? Thank you,
  18. Import attribute into VOPS

    So I started watching this excellent tutorial about creating a spiderweb and got 3 minutes in.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFkzD9cgxek It's over my head with the coding at the moment so I thought I would try to create the same with SOPs and a bit of VOPs. I got pretty far pretty quick, and everything works so far (some dodgy maths, and weird values that work), but I am stuck on the VOPs bit. I want to randomise the rotations for the spar angles, I have them setup as primitive attributes, each one having a different number. I can get the attribute into VOPs (I think), but I'm pretty stuck at how to implement the randomisation per piece/attribute. Any help appreciated. HIP file attached. ) spiderweb_v002.hip
  19. Hi, for some reason, I can't use a custom integer attribute like (i@a=@Frame;) to drive offset(x) it a 'Mountain SOP' but if I assign @Frame it works just fine. I also tried it in a 'Timeshift' node with the similar result. Am I missing something? q2.hipnc
  20. Ok so just when I thought I had got my head around for each loops, I am struggling to get a custom attribute into a transform. The attribute is certainly seen by the copy to points node. and when I try to detail it in the transform, it justs gives back a zero. I've tried by including the transform in the for each loop, with a block begin fetch input etc. Makes no difference. (Using the spare input and -1 tag instead of the "../iteration". I've tried all combinations of cases @ signs, $ signs and whatever else. The "global attributes" colour and the scale nodes work fine. effector_v003.hip
  21. Hi) Can I somehow get the maximum(and the minimum) value of an attribute in VEX? I want to use them in a FIT function.
  22. Recently I started learning VEX, but now and then I hit a wall. In this case I can't find the answer on my own. What I'm trying so solve here, is to read the pscale from the closest point. //PSCALE @pscale = random(@P);; //NEARPOINT string me = itoa(@ptnum); i@near = nearpoint(0,'!'+me,@P); //READ PSCALE FROM NEARPOINT @npt_pscale = point(0, "pscale",@near); Getting an attribute with the point function works fine in most cases, like with the @P or @Cd, but with pscale it gives me a value of 0.0. Not sure I this is the best method, or maybe I'm overlooked something. I really can use some help. nearpoint_pscale.hip
  23. Hi, Can I somehow attach a string variable to an attribute? I want to get something like @P."string" where instead of "string" there should be "x, y or z"
  24. Hello everyone, I am new to houdini, and I am trying to do something I think should be simple, but I can't wrap my head around how to set it up correctly so that it works. I want to transfer a point attribute from points generated on a source mesh, back onto set mesh or ideally into a redshift shader (RS_material) to control the opacity. I am trying to use the super cool tutorial below, and use the points generated to drive the reveal of a mesh through the use of the opacity channel in the redshift shader. I can't seem to understand how to set this up so that the parts that need to see each other can, and do I need to convert the attribute into something that can go from 0 - 1 and / black to white? I'm just a bit lost and im sure I over complicate things, so if anyone would please just point me in the right direction at least, it would be much appreciated. Like what is the general basic order I should of this? mesh - generate points - I can see the attribute in my geo-sheet but now what? attribute transfer I can't seem to use correctly Thank youuu !!!
  25. Hello there!! I want to select all the primitives that have a specific attribute - @P = 0 - and assign a specific color to them. How can I do this in VEX or with nodes? cheers!!
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