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  1. Pyro colour swirl mix

    I've run in to a problem, i'm adding colour to my pryo, but i cant get it to swirl and mix, it just stays in the same place as if the smoke passes through it ? any help in solving this would be amazing. Here's where at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pms6y06iy1g5hj0/AACFhCkX-Z-PiMUk6uhqMd2ba?dl=0 Thanks
  2. Hey, I'm having trouble shading volumes created with the pyro solver in houdini 18. I have created a custom volume shader which seems to work fine with with regular volumes however I can't seem to get color when the volume is created with a pyro sim. Both volumes output density as a volume which is what I am using to drive the color in the shader, i have attached HIP file. Thanks! Volume Test.hip
  3. Hi guys, I'm pretty new using Redshift as an render engine and I have a problem that I know how to solve. I've created a large column of red smoke, but when I render it always appears an annoying shiny noise. I've tried to increasing samples of all the lights to 8192, the gi sample have the same value and I've also override the volume samples to 16384. The uniform samples are: min samples 16 and max samples 128. What can I do to clean up the render? I've tried to increasing the uniform samples but doesn't seem to show any change and increase the render time a lot. I've attached and image to show you this shiny noise on the volume. Thank u in advance!
  4. Hello guys, Just a quick question. I'm studying new Sparse system for Pyro Solver in H18. First change I could see is that Pyro Solver sparse has 4 inputs rather than 5 and “Velocity Update” input is missing. Let's say I want to use a Gas Disturbance micro solver for sparse smoke. How I can connect it to the solver? “Shape” tab in the solver already has a Disturbance option. But, of course, the result is different if I use only the Micro Solver connected to the last input (Forces). So I guess, this approach is wrong. How I can achieve same result using only Micro Solvers? And, first of all.. Does new Sparse Solver allow to use micro solvers? Many thanks!
  5. solved. thx
  6. Smooth Pyro Dissolve

    This is roughly what I'm trying to create, only with a smoother transition. In the example, the smoke is being generated by an animated gradient ramp, and the opacity of the text geometry is controlled with another ramp at render time. With Houdini, I want to utilize another workflow, I'm importing the whole text in my pyro sim as a fog vdb. But I don't want the whole text to be affected at once, I want to gradually dissolve the text from left to right, similar to the shown example. 1. (How) Can I drive the 'activeness' of the pyro solver with an attribute? 2. How can I make my density text vdb as opaque, as if it would be an sdf? Thank you in advance!
  7. Volume Source as Collision

    Hi, Recently I have trouble when using the Volume Source as a Collision for my pyro scene. I cache out the object in VDB, then loaded back into a new scene. Why my smoke still don't collide with the collision?
  8. Hi there, So basically I have this exhaust smoke sim coming out from a flying drone. I would like the end of the smoke trail to dissolve nicely like it happens in the real world. In my sim this doesn't happen because the trail after 33 frames starts to be cut by the bounding box in a “sharp” way as you can see from the pictures. Unfortunately, I can't share the scene but let me know if you need more information. The solvers's shape settings are: dissipation 0.08, disturbance 6, shredding 0.05, sharpening 0.5, turbulence 0.15. Thanks.
  9. Hi Everyone, I have just create a building destruction effect on Houdini . In this tutorial we cover how to use Houdini to creat byuilding destruction with custom deforming. we will learn how to create custom cutting, also learn how to custom clumps for destruction. We also using VEX code to control simulation inside DOP. Please, Feel free to Check in here: https://www.cgcircuit.com/tutorial/building-destruction-part-01 Regards, Nhan Vo
  10. PYRO HELP

    Hi everyone. I've really given up and this is my last hope. I've looked everywhere for a month now and can only find basic "billowy smoke" tuts and pyro fundamental classes but my brain can't register how to make a certain look. All I want is to create this atmospheric wispy slow smoke like the example I've linked from Simon Holmedals work. My scene consists of a fragrance bottle and I want the smoke to crawl across the screen and bump against the bottle at a slow pace like simon has done in this video. SIMONS EXAMPLE MY SCENE SO FAR WITHOUT THE SMOKE All I need is a simple smoke setup like simons and I am struggling to achieve this result. Whenver I try I get clumpy results that tend to dissipate way too fast and just has a horrible movement all together. I'll also attach my .HIP file for anyone who wants to take a further look at my sim setup so far. I feel like I am not utilising the tool correctly and would love ANY input LINK TO .HIP FILE Thankyou.
  11. ATAT destruction

    Hey guys, I am working on new personal project and I would like to share some playblasts I did. I guess it's useless to say where this idea comes from This was the first iteration. I kinda liked it but I decided to move on and do some other iterations. THe splitting was a bit unnatural. After finalizing the RBD setup I started with the main fireball. Here is a playblast of it. Could be better. That's the current stage of it and I don't think I will have time to do more versions. RIght now I amrendering everything and started to work on the secondary elements. Updates soon, I hope
  12. Voxelizing Velocity(Not happening)

    HI, To get started with Pyro one has to create a source and introduce it to Pyro-Solver node in Sop and then if required use "attr-Noise" for fields like density,temp and fuel etc.Later add vol-rasterize attribute. But if you have a set up of particles like emitting smoke from particle burst or a powder kind of explosion you need to use particles(POPNet) and introduce to Pyro-solver then use source as a "v" for velocity.Once you add the Vol-Rasterize-Attr you will see only half of the section gets voxelize. Rest side like X-negative or Z negative axes doesn't show with voxelized particle streak. while all other fields are coming properly. Whats the possible reason for not coming in Velocity??
  13. Smoke houdini

    Smoke rbd houdini + hip file In this asset, the dynamics of the interaction of solid objects with volimetry as well as the dynamics of the destruction of the object are added. https://artstn.co/m/JnJq hip file Cloud and fire houdini + hip file This project presents the procedural modeling of stones, creating a lightning strike, working with sand, clouds, and fire. The final animation can be viewed at the link below or in my portfolio. https://artstn.co/m/Bq6a hip file Lava smoke houdini + hip file This asset presents the dimanics of hot lava smoke, the dynamics of the lava itself, and the shaders of smoke and lava The final animation render can be viewed at the link below or in my portfolio https://artstn.co/m/pJaG hip file Ice smoke houdini + hip file In this asset, not only work on creating cold smoke is presented, but also work with sand and its dynamics, particle emitter, procedural modeling of crystals and stones, as well as a full render of a scene with shaders. The animation that happened in this can be seen on the link below. https://artstn.co/m/d0Ak hip file
  14. Hello! Is there a way to Animate Division Size parameter of a Smoke Object in Houdini Pyro? I tried keyframe it without success. Let's say I want 0.03 at the beginning of the shot and then slowly reduce the division size as the camera flyes away? What is the best approach of achieving this? Thank you guys
  15. 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.
  16. pyro solver advect rbd piston

    hello. previously i saw a hip file in the forum about internal combustion of car engine pyro solver ignites and mooves the engine piston that in turn moves the gear of the car wheel. i searched for it but i cannot find it any help please thank you
  17. 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.
  18. Pyro II - Flames & Sparse Pyro

    Hey Odforce! I just published a new course - Pyro II - Flames & Sparse Pyro. This course aims to uncover the main ideas behind the new sparse pyro solver by making a realistic fire simulation. If you've already bought the old version of Pyro II, then you'll automatically get this course for free! Check it out at https://www.cgforge.com/course?courseid=pyroii-sparse Cheers!
  19. 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
  20. Hello everyone, I have been attempting to figure out this problem on my own, however I have spent far too much time on it and would love some help if I could get it. It would be very much appreciated. I am attempting to create the effect seen in my first image, the very odd colored smoke. The second gif is what I currently have, which I would say is a good 70% of the final look for about the first third of the chunk of smoke. I need to create the next chunk of the effect, which is the larger more diffused, bigger turbulent smoke. I have been attempting various methods to achieve this. I have tried to use control fields on the current simulation. I don't think this is the best way because my GPU runs out of VRAM, and also I have less control than if I were to break it into multiple sims. I also tried copying the first VDB, clipping, transforming to the XMAX of the first VDB (where the next part of smoke should start), scaling, and retiming, which sort of worked from certain angles (not my camera) and I felt it was sloppy. So now I am wondering, what would be the best method to break this into 3 simulations? First part is fine, the tight, high frequency turbulence that I am happy with (happy to fine tune it later). Now second, the middle chunk of the bigger poofier part, and then finally the tail end. Maybe this could be done in 2 simulations. Maybe I would need 3. Would I want to source in from the same direction the first simulation is flowing outwards? I am not sure how to proceed efficiently and would really love some help! Thanks!
  21. Hi all! There's 1 week left to register for my Mastering Destruction 8-week class on CGMA! In supplemental videos and live sessions we'll be focusing on some of the awesome new features in Houdini 18, and exploring anything else you might be interested in, such as vehicle destruction. For those that haven't seen me post before, I'm an FX Lead at DNEG, and previously worked at ILM / Blue Sky / Tippett. Destruction is my specialty, with some highlights including Pacific Rim 2, Transformers, Jurassic World, and Marvel projects. I've also done presentations for SideFX at FMX/SIGGRAPH/etc, which are available on their Vimeo page. If you have any questions, feel free to ask or drop me a message! https://www.cgmasteracademy.com/courses/25-mastering-destruction-in-houdini https://vimeo.com/keithkamholz/cgma-destruction
  22. Hy there, i dont see my pyro source after rasterizing a very small scale box (0.02). Sim is working but i wanna see my source volume. is it some kind of visualizing problem?
  23. Ignition Temp Scale Field

    Is there any way to scale the ignition temperature with a field such to simulate different material combustion properties within a single pyro solver? I tried looking into how the Ignition Temperature parameter is implemented, but I only got as far as as the GAS Combustion DOP node and the trail seemed to go cold.
  24. Hi, I'm trying to use a pyro sim to make some realistic clouds and to get the effect I want I need varying levels of dissipation, turbulence, and disturbance at different heights. I've set up some scalar fields and made a gas wrangle to have the gradients I want set up but I can't manage to get them to properly affect the gas nodes. CloudSimming.hip
  25. pyro not straight?

    hey guys i just created explosion and why my pyro arent moving up straight? already out bouyancy on Y axis but it still goes to the right side. anyone can help me solve this problem?
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