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  1. Help with a basic pyro effect

    I was wondering if anyone had a good way of creating shapes like this using pyro? I'm just not getting the source right no matter how hard I try. I've attached a small video file of what I'm trying to achieve. plume.mov
  2. Hi; How can I delete smoke which enters inside a geometry (volume)? Thanks for helping. Smoke_Erase.hip
  3. Smoke color fading out

    I have the basic sim with colored smoke and at the beginning of the sim the color is vibrant and in the end the color is fading out to almost white. How can I keep the same color intensity over time?
  4. Smoke inside RBD object

    Hello everyone! I try to create something like glass sphere explosion which contain smoke inside, BUT I can not do it. I created RBD object, simulated explosion, create smoke emitter inside, smoke accumulate inside, but after explosion all smoke disappear in few frames. Do U have any ideas, how to solve it? attached screen before and after (its just an example of scene).
  5. Colored smoke gasupres with Redshift

    I'm working on a colored smoke sim in H18 and Redshift and I have problems setting up my color grids properly. Running VDB diagnostics tells my values in the range are invalid and my knowledge of how to find the error ends there. The idea with the sim is to create a low res sim, up res it, and add colors from the Cd attribute. Does someone know how to set up this sim properly? blueGreen010.hiplc
  6. Alpha cutting out pyro/smoke

    I have a problem with the Alpha cut-outs on my smoke sims in Gasup Res. The sims work fine with low res simulations but in gasup res sop, they are cut out with Alpha in the color channel. It feels like the gasup res sop won't resize it properly and I just don't know how to add these extra fields. If someone could push me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thanks In advance.
  7. Hi everyone, did a pyro sim along with a collision object. When I up the density from 1 to 4 in the pyro shader, the voxels are getting visible (attached an image to the post showing the issue). Is there any way to prevent that or soften the voxels on the outside in a post process or something? Cheers, Christian
  8. Hello guys ! It has been now 3 years I'm working in the VFX industry. I saw a lot of different FX artist/TD so far and I came to the point that there is many ways of doing a pyro sims as there is artist to make it... From all those different artist, I met people doing amazing simulation from really complicated pyro solver and other with a only a few nodes. There is one specific topic I wanted to get thoughts from you guys was the using of the speed field from the length of the vel field versus the pressure field. People tends to use one or the other as a mask for turbulence, disturbance etc.. in their pyro. Both seems working farely well, but I would like to know more about the prons and cons of those technics ! Looking forward to read your thoughts ! Cheeers
  9. Hello again Guys. So recentrly (3 hours ago) I swapped to RS because my Mantra render was taking over 2 hours per frame. I started shading everything and had some problems with the volumes (Which worked in mantra perfectly fine) Scene View IPR with an area RS light with contribution set to .5 (to test) The setup As always, Thank you guys
  10. So, I'm fairly new to houdini, and one of my first uses of it unfortunaly has been to try to have a smoke simulation fill the camera frame and resolve to a color image in the process. I know normally the easy way to do this would be to map a solid volume full of smoke, blow it away, and then reverse the animation, however there are colliders involved in the scene as well and so would be obvious the smoke is running in reverse if I did that in this case. I came up with a convoluted solution which was to create 3 fields the same size as my pyro volume with attributes that run 0-1 along each dimension, essentially creating a uvw coordinate field, then simming the smoke, then importing that sim into a sop, reversing that simulation using a timeshift node, and then creating a sop solver with a vdb advect that used the reversed smoke simulation to advect my UVW field all the way to through the animation, and use that resulting field to assign color to the smoke for each frame. It....worked, miraculously, however it is a lot of steps and I'm not sure if there is an easier way, which there probably is! So, I'm just curious how people who actually know houdini would have done what I was trying to, maybe with rest volumes or something else that I don't know much about...
  11. Why does the attribute noise on velocity cause the whole simulation to go in one specific direction? and I'm not even able to change the direction, it's always the same. Here are screen shots with the attribnoise enabled, then disabled and the pyro solver settings. How do I tell that attrib noise not to go in that direction? I've changed its settings but it doesn't change direction. Even if I change the source geometry behind the smoke, even if I rotate the source, the direction stays the same.
  12. Hi guys, I'm trying to achieve this effects that the gas turbulence will not affect area near the emitter. However the method that I'm using, is to create a volume mask at the geometry level and merge it with the emitter source, using the mask as the control field for gas turbulence, but this is very slow to sim as my gas resize field dynamic will not work anymore. Is there a more efficient way or perhaps create this volume mask in dop level instead? controlfield.mov controlField_v001.hip
  13. Hello; I tried to deform a cloth object with the smoke, but how can I stop the smoke from passing through? Thanks for helping. Cloth_Smoke_Collision_01.hip
  14. Hello there I was looking for a solution on how to simulate two smoke objects with different density fields and still have them interact. I couldn't find a solution from a quick search so I thought I'd post here now it's resolved. To achieve this result you need to dive inside each smoke object and disconnect the velocity field. Copy the velocity field creation dop from within an object and attach it with an apply data beneath the merge where you bring the objects together. Set the data sharing parameter on this node to "Share Data In One Timestep" and you should be good to go. You could also share more fields between smoke objects if you don't require individual data for both I've attached a hip file All the best, Lucy multiObjectInteraction.hipnc
  15. Hi everyone, I am trying to get an animated collider to contain the smoke I am emmiting inside a tube. I am deleting some polygons over time to let the smoke gradually escape from my tube. The problem is my geometry collider doesn't update even if I turn on "use deforming geometry". So I just have smoke inside my container, but nothing go out from it. If someone hasa clue it could be awesome <3 (you can find the hip file in the post) Thanks Smoke_Animated_Collider.hip
  16. Hi Everybody! I have been following this amazing tutorial done by Vladislav Lavrenov. Everything works just fine but I'm trying to do some personal variants to this. I was trying to make the whole simulation collide with an object, in particular with a wall. I achieved in doing so but for some reason any geometry that gets put inside my popnet as a static obj gets taken by it as a new source of particle emission. Each point of the static obj is emitting particles or a piece of geometry of my voronoid fracture. I can't undestand how to via vex how to ignore the static obj geometry. Here in attachment are some screenshots of what happens... as you can see on the wall points there are particles that shouldn't be there. I guess everything is happening in my copy node and the voronoid geo gets copied in every point of the scene... but why, and how can I fix it? I'm really stuck and need somebody with more experience to help please. Here is also a copy of the project. Thanks in advance for the help!!!! Simone newexplosion_collision.hip
  17. I'm wondering why this custom velocity is not work? I have tried various methods, but I'm not sure how....
  18. I was trying to expand the some smoke simulation using divergence field. the divergence field create a big hole in the smoke simulation. any idea why is this happening Test Smoke.hiplc
  19. I'm trying to make smoke emit from a sphere so that it looks circular. I have tried changing buoyancy direction to 1,0,1 but that didn't achieve the effect I wanted. Hopefully this made sense.
  20. 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!
  21. solved. thx
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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