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  1. I'm having some trouble making my clustered pyro sim have collisions. It's a custom setup where I make a couple of containers with instancing at start frame and I've made a small change in the Gas Resize Fluid Dynamic DOP to resize each container separately based on $OBJID. The problem is that when I add collision objects, my density just doesn't show up or source anymore. When I use the shelf tool to make a static or deforming collision object, I don't get any smoke. Or I get it in weird places where the containers overlap. And when I use a Source Volume node set to Collision, all I get is what appears to be the Source field, but there is no density coming from it. When I disable the Source Volume node, density is sourcing and moving normally again. I've tested it in small scenes with basic geometry where I use shelf tools to setup the clustering and collision and then it seems to work. With the Source Volume node gives me the same issue, except when there's just 1 container (so no clusters). Then it works just fine. Since the shelf tool works, my guess is that I have to set some setting somewhere so that it works with instancing. I've been comparing the working test scene with my scene, but I haven't found anything yet. I'm afraid I won't see what I need to change even if it's under my nose. I've added the .hip file, but beware as it makes quite a bit of geo. So expect some loading time when you go in the SURFACE node. Thanks for any help! Eckhart TerrainDemat.v013.hip
  2. I would like out to export out a Smoke Trail simulation as a VDB sequence so I can import it in a different package. Because the smoke is clustered I can't figure out how to export it out. It only seems to export out one cluster. Setting $CLUSTER in the Rop Output path doesn't do anything. I think that variable is used if you distribute the sim on different machines. I only have 1 machine. Redshift displays there are multiple density channels and the file size of each frame get larger even though the displayed cluster is empty on further frames. I'm using the Smoke Trail shelf preset as a starting point. Eventually I'd like to simulate a long smoke trail along a moving object. Unfortunately I couldn't find any information about this. I'm using Houdini Indie. Thank you for your time.
  3. Hello, could someone explain to me what this parameter does exactly? What is being sampled for tolerance?
  4. Link to tutoial -> https://gum.co/imSYS In this comprehensive stand alone tutorial we will go over how to set up scene-scale clustered pyro simulations and blend them together post-simulation to make it appear as if it is one large simulation. This process will lower simulation time, allow for higher resolutions, and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. This process will also optimize large scale pyro scenes, so that simulations are only calculated where absolutely necessary and blend them together so that it appears as if it is the same volume. This tutorial comes with all digital assets, a documented and fully set up file as well as a starter file for following the tutorials along the same as I work through them. An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow, learn some VEX and create massive sims. Includes a documented scene file and all digital assets! Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future to create massive simulations and squeeze in those extra few iterations before deadlines! You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.
  5. Explosion Rbd with pyro clustering

    Hi, i'm working on an explosion scene with pyro that existing from pop trails. but when i simulating my pyro, the area of sim is going bigger so much and killing me. i think there is a way like on that video is there any way to make multi containers like clustering my rbd explosion as like that for speed up sim? i attached the hip file that i found on web and learning from it. Rbd_Explosion_With_Smoke.hip
  6. Inside DOP cluster grid source

    Hi Friends, I need your help!! I'm playing with DOP, trying to understand it and feel comfortable working with data.. I come across one issue that I have trouble with.. Is there a way to create cluster grid inside dop? The problem is that I need to timeshift whole range to get initial data for clusters.. Here is the hip file, you can take a look.. I would appreciate some extra feedback about the way I approached with this setup.. I'm I doing something wrong? Thank you!! Regards, M in_dop_clustering_help.hipnc
  7. Cluster node

    Hi, How do you use "Cluster node" to work on a simple Voronoi fracture. I know there is a cluster tab inside vornoi fracture node. but i was playing around new things and i found the node "Cluster". and when i apply the cluster node after assembling a simple voronoi fracture . I could see in geometry spreadsheet the cluster attribute has been created . but when i do the simulation. it behave same has how voronoi fracture looked. how do i make them clustered. Little help would be appreciated.
  8. Changing smoke trail to combust

    Hello! I'm a total Houdini newbie, so if the answer to this obvious, I'm sorry! I'm trying to make a tire that follows a path using clustering, so I thought the easiest way to do this would be to change the sources given with the sky trail shelf tool and allow the simulation to combust. This mostly works, except one cluster randomly minimizes as soon as it is required in the middle of the path (after the third box appears). This does not happen while the simulation is just smoke with no fire. Any ideas what could be going wrong? plane_smoke_prototype4.hipnc
  9. Hi all, I have a big pyro simulation where I am clustering the simulation with multiple bounding boxes. The problem I have is that each primitive bounding box has its own density, vel , temperature fields separate. Here is a screenshot of how that looks: Is there a way to combine all those volumes and create one field for each?? Thank you in advance!
  10. Pyro Clustering Tutorial

    In this tutorial we will go over how to set up optimized pyro clustering with oriented DOP containers in Houdini given a piece of geometry moving through a scene. This process will lower simulation time and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. Link to Tutorial -> https://gum.co/TqUNR We first go over how to get things set up quick and easy and in the second half of the tutorial we make further optimizations using VEX. We'll look at how to rewrite cluster points to do exactly what we need it to, which includes rewriting the resample sop using VEX. An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow and learn some VEX. Includes the scene file! Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future and squeezing in those extra few iterations before deadline! You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.
  11. New Quick Pyro Tutorial at CMIVFX

    New quick tutorial explaining basics of Houidni clusterin for Pyro and creating flare effects. https://cmivfx.com/houdini-pyro-and-cluster-simulations
  12. hi! I'm facing some kind of issue: I would like to fracture a geo, then create clusters from the voronoi pieces, then be able to break those cluster based on the strenght of their glue attribute. So far I only get this kind of result: A glue strenght of -1 should give me infinite strength right? so why are my pieces breaking appart inside the same cluster ? What am I missing ?? here's a simple hip if you'd like to correct me. Cheers ! voronoi_clusters.hipnc
  13. Hi everyone I'm trying to follow some voronoi exercises but i'm stuck on trying to export the cluster attribute from the voronoi fracture. If i dive inside the voronoi, everything i touch become red, but i need to do a cluster constrain so i need the attribute cluster.. How do i get it outside the voronoi? thank you
  14. Hi all. I've been learning much about smoke sims in the last few weeks. I have here a smoke test and I'd like to improve it. There's a number of issues going on here, but the first one I'd like to get to the bottom of is the way the smoke is popping (pops) into existence. In the clip below, the popping starts happening 3sec in, but you can particularly see it from 8secs onwards. Solid blocks of smoke appearing before they start dispersing - way too rapidly. So what's happening is that I have a large (110, 3, 60) voronoi fractured terrain that suddenly cracks all the way through the middle and then starting from the camera pieces start falling away. I'm using a 'delete' sop that's deleting geometry that isn't moving (v<0.9). So the blocks of smoke that suddenly appear are when the terrain pieces start falling fast enough to go into the smoke source. And the smoke sim is a cluster system with ten points. But it's too sudden and strong, how can I make them fade in? I'd appreciate it if anyone could give some input on this and on any of the other issues I'm seeing in this smoke test. (Other issues being the stair stepping in the close to camera smoke, and that the turbulence and dispersion? seems much too high. I'd like to slow the smoke down a lot.) 'cheers, Simeon
  15. EDIT The problem comes from the clusterpoint node which seems to add a duplicated piece name with no path: I am trying to do a bullet cluster sim. i am having a problem when doing the glue network. For some reason the connectadjacentpiece node doesn't want to compute on one of the cluster created. Whatever the number of cluster, there is always one cluster that will not be computed by the node. It seems that the problem isn't the foreach as when i try to select the problematic group and apply the connadjpiece outside the foreach, i still get no connection computed for that particular cluster in this particular example bullet_cluster.hipnc i added a partition to debug and see which cluster doesn't compute. You can change the cluster group and see that it works for all other cluster thank you for helping.
  16. I want to built a big scale flip tank in H13. I can manual set the scale or transform animation. But is it possible set a flip cluster have two or more flat tanks include, so i can put them along a curve. I have try to merge them together, out of work. Some tips will be great. Thanks.
  17. The new feature in Houdini 12 for simulating Pyro clusters is pretty cool and very efficient for the simulation. I'm trying to get the simulation caches back into Houdini (to view and render the results) but I don't see a straight forward way of doing so. I used the "${CLUSTER}" variable in the name for the export ROP that went to HQueue but that only works for the export, not for reading the simulation back in. Am I missing a straight forward way of reading the simulated Pyro clusters back in or is it a one way street to use the "${CLUSTER}" variable and you just make a bunch of file nodes to get them back in?
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