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  1. Boat explosion

    Hey guys, Here's a new project I'm working on as I have some free time. The boat is a free model from cadnav. The main rbd sim with instanced debris is there : https://streamable.com/pcayf I used the new rbd deform pieces for the mesh (which is pretty useful) and I'm looking to add some noise and more details to the edges later. I've made the explosions (but infortunately I have only 119 frames because it crashed, I may resimulate the explosions 1 by 1 instead of the 4 in a row) : https://streamable.com/sjcje I've also made a quick low res render to see how the ocean and the explosions behaved all together with a lil bit of comp (to match my background) : https://streamable.com/1sduw Now I need to add sparks, smoke trails, and flip white water, and maybe additionnal splashes, refine the ocean.. Cheers and happy confinement !
  2. Flip Source From Points

    Hi everyone I was playing with the flip source node and I am wonderig : is there a way to create a flip source from points, instead of from geometry ? For exemple now I want to create a flip collider from a point simulation, if I want to use the cool flip source node I have to create a vdb from particles + convert vdb to mesh + flip source, I guess there would be a more efficient way ? Have a good day, thank you for your time
  3. Hey wizards! So I'm working on a project and I'm tasked with doing an inverse whirlpool. I've tried several techniques like curve force and axis force but they become unstable and don't give the desired effect I need. I'm currently using pop particles to affect the flip and it works, but it continues to grow then it becomes unstable. I'm trying to recreate the effect in the pokemon video but I need it to run for a long time without being unstable. What would be my approach to achieving this effect? Here is my hip file that I'm working on, maybe someone can notice if I'm doing something wrong lol water swirl.flv smalltornado_unstable.mov smalltornado_unstable2.mov watertesting_forum.hiplc
  4. houdini flip blood drop

  5. Hey I'm currently working on a high res ocean simulation and I am really struggling with a volume loss of the flip simulation over time. I already did a bunch of research, but nothing seems to work so far for me - maybe I did not get everything right in the threads i did read. Here are some things that i tried to work on: - I tried working with the gas equalize volume Microsolver (I calculated my goal volume, but as soon as I started the sim got slower by the factor of 10 and "exploded" after the first Frame) - I tried decreasing the grid size, but to be honest I dont really think thats the issue - the surface looks already really clean with the default resolution - Right no I try to run the sim with "particle separation" activated, but it also gets really slow, and I think there has to be a better way Is that an issue that some of you already faced ? in the attached pictures you can see, how the water level is way underneath the water level, that I would get with the ocean spectrum preview (in the beginning it matches, and over time it gets worse) Would be great if you might help me cheers Felix segelschiff_ocean_sim_V007.hip
  6. This is one of the FX development I did for the Chinese animated feature 哪吒 (NeZha). All the FX are done in Houdini using flip and custom airfield to generate the waterfall effect, rendered in Mantra and final comp in Nuke.
  7. Hello everyone. I'm trying to make a simulation of a fire hydrant spraying water at a high velocity. I'd like my effect to look something like this: FireHydrant1.jfifFireHydrant2.jfif I have the FLIP fluid behaving how I want it to, but the water looks too clear. I would assume that whitewater could fix this. However, I don't know which settings I would need to change for the whitewater to encompass the entire fluid shape like it does in my reference pictures. When I use the shelf tool, whitewater is only produced on the leading edge of where the water is first sprayed, like this: I don't really know where to start, and would appreciate feedback from anyone with more experience. My .hip file is here: HydrantHelp.hipnc
  8. Greetings, I have few microsolvers in my Flip Solver>Volume Velocity and I want to apply them to only 1 of my 2 emitters. Do I use a POP Wrangle after my MicroSolvers like (if viscosity > 500 then apply) or do i need to make some initial groups of my particles and apply the micro solvers to the favoured group ? To be more specific I use a GasMatchField and a GasStrainIntegrate with a GasStrainForce and I have 2 Volume Sources. If for example I go to my Popdrag in Groups I can see the option "stream_volumesource1" or "stream_volumesource2" but nothing like that in the microsolvers.
  9. Greetings, I'm working on a simulation, kinda a classic one, with Viscous Chocolate been poured on Yogurt. Basically a Viscous Liquid Collides with a more Viscous Liquid. I did the Chocolate pouring and it looks really nice at first, now I need to replace the Ground plane with the Viscous Yogurt. I had the idea of using Narrow Band for the Yogurt surface and using double viscosity than the chocolate. But in my bad luck you can't Merge 2 Flip Solvers. I've read that you can use 2 Flip Objects though, but how do I import the Narrow Band in one Flip object and the other Flip Object points at the Emitter from Volume Source ? Basically, how do you have 2 different Fluids(with different attributes), one imported as Volume Source and the other as Narrow Band? Thanks in Regards
  10. water fill

    i want fill the water in bottle. But this flip source does not fill up. I don't know why can't it be filled. BOTTLE.hipnc
  11. Greetings, I'm currently working on a large scale FLIP animation and I'm running into a question, I need to fill with liquid a very large object (like a house), and I figure that the divergence was doing a great fob until I reduce my particle separation for a higher definition. Sim look different, but that it's fine. The main problems is the volume that doesn't fill anymore, so is there any kind of equation or technique that I can apply to ensure the same result persist over particle separation. Any advice is welcome I made a video of the difference using the same divergence value over time Thanks for your time
  12. Waterfall Bending VFX breakdown from 哪吒 (NeZha). I was responsible for all the FX and rendering FX elements. All the FX are created in Houdini and render in Houdini Mantra, final composite done in Nuke.
  13. Hello! I'm doing a school project, and I have to create something like a slime mesh. The main problem I have, is that I get a lot of flickering when I try to mesh the vellum grain using the particle fluid surface node. The same thing happens when I'm trying to mesh flip particles. Does anyone know how to get rid of this flickering? I've been searching a lot but can't find an answer. Thanks!! StickyFluid.mp4 bloodRND.mp4
  14. Hello; In a Flip_Fluid simulation, to change dynamically "viscosity" attribute in some parts of fluid, I would like to transfer viscosity, from an animated volume into the simulation. I tried to import viscosity attribute using a "Volume Source", but it doesn't work. Thanks for helping. Viscosity_01.hip
  15. Cloud tornado with water VFX breakdown from Chinese feature 哪吒 (NeZha), I was responsible for creating and rendering of all the effects using Houdini Pyro and Flip, render in Mantra.
  16. Hi there, I have to resume a crashed flip simulation. I cached out the .sim files directly. My simulation crashed at $SF 60. My question is the following: When I load $SF 50 from my cache as the initial state in the dopnet and adjust the output range, do I need to start the new output at $SF 50 or $SF 51. I would assume that $SF 51 would be correct since I load $SF 50 as the initial state and continue the solve from there. What makes me a bit nervous is that when I compare the filesizes from the crashed solve and the continued solve the sizes for corresponding frames are varying - shouldn't I get the exact same solve when continuing the simulation via loading an initial state? Am I missing something else? Any hint much appreciated!
  17. Flip Fuid Volume Loss

    Greetings, I'm doing a basic flip simulation where I fill a cup with liquid and then I rotate the cup to spill the liquid into another cup. Sounds super easy and basic, but after some time fine-tuning the collisions and the liquid I can say with certainty that my liquid volume is getting less and less like my particles are dying or sucked into the geometry. A searched a lot for a solution, like changing the Scale of the scene, or lowering the Grid-Scale ( CG Wiki ), or change the collisions but nothing really helps at all. thank you in regards
  18. Distributed Simulation with Deadline

    Hey all, I have a large scale FLIP sim which I wish to distribute into slices and submit to a render farm using deadline. Following documentation from thinkbox and sidefx I have set-up a sliced sim ready for render however when submitting to deadline only 4 files are submitted (1 for each slice) and fail usually fail to complete with no file being outputted. The Documentation from thinkbox reads as follows: "The Houdini submitter allows you to submit a job that will run a distributed simulation. In order to submit a simulation job you will have to first set up your fluid simulation. Once you have your simulation set up, click the Distribute tool found on the Wire, Cloth, or Particle fluids tab, select the item you wish to distribute and then press enter. This will create 3 new nodes, the specific node that controls the simulation will be sent to Deadline as the new distributedsim node in the /out tree. This node defines how many slices your simulation will have. Once you have the distributed sim node set up, submit it to Deadline using the regular Deadline in-app submitter. Additional information for setting up distributed submissions and the properties defined in the nodes can be found in the Houdini Documentation." Implying that there is no additional setup needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Stafford
  19. Hey everyone! I have a simple hiRes flip simulation with a boat, but I can't mesh it properly. On random frames the middle part is disappears, and I have no idea why. I managed to figure it out it's somehow coming from the Flattening Geometry option but I couldn't solve the problem. Do you have any ideas?
  20. My name is Gabriel Roccisano and I'm a senior FX TD operating out of Adelaide, Australia. I'm available for remote work and have access to a small sim/render farm locally. Please see my LinkedIn and reel on vimeo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-roccisano-7090489/ If you would like to get in touch I can be best reached by email at gabriel.roccisano@gmail.com cheers, _gabe
  21. Hi, How to add a different viscosity for each Emitter in latest Houdini
  22. Hello, I have a really heavy flip sim of a river (around 101 millions of particles), I'm working on my final project for my master's degree. At my uni I can use only during the night as much computers as I want, each of them with 64gb ram. Since it's not possible to use the renderfarm for caches,I obviously thought to use more computers and render on each of them a specific frame range (470 frames total). The problem is that everytime a computer will start to cache, Houdini will always start to calculate the sim from the frame 1 and it will take the same huge amount of time, so what's the point to use more computers? Am I wrong? What kind of procedure would you use? p.s. keep in mind I cannot leave the computer caching after the night.
  23. Interaction between Crowd and FLIP Solvers

    Hi All, The interaction between Crowd agents and FLIP simulation is one way : agents clearly influence the FLIP Simulation, but I have troubles to get the FLIP Sim move my ragdoll agents. I have already put the Feedback Scale to 1 under FLIPSOlver / Volume Motion tab / Solver. I have seen that particles interact with ragdoll agents, so I have created a POP object and added a POP Solver. The POP object is feed with the particles of the FLIP fluid at every simulation time. And I add a mass and pscale attributes to the particles. Now I have a better interaction between the ragdolls and the FLIP sim... but my agents now start to act as "spaghettis" under impacts of particles... I have tweaked the constraints (CFM, position CFM, position ERP etc.) but I can't enforce the position constraints and my ragdoll are really streched... Any ideas how to solve that ? Maybe a better way to make FLIP and crowd ragdolls better interact ? Any video / course / lesson / ressource where people have played with that a bit ? Thanks for your help crowdFLIPtest_v1.hip
  24. I want to make water from the hose. Like a fire truck, very strong and fast. I tried to use a popslover, but it didn't look goodon the colision side and it didn't speed up properly when I tried to use flip Solver. I tried to bring the location and speed of the particle to flip Solver but it didn't work. What should I do? I'd appreciate it if you could help me. thank you
  25. FLIP-Pyro Interaction Tutorial

    Hey folks - long time lurker joining the party with a tutorial showing a workflow for integrating the FLIP and pyro solvers, allowing for bidirectional interactions. I cover a few other tips and tricks along the way, so I hope you find it useful! Hip file attached (and linked through from the video). flippyro_diffusefx.hiplc
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