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Hi everyone, my name is Tomás and I'm new to the forum. I'm creating a fur sim for a chimpanzee using the Guide Simulate node with the Vellum solver. The chimpanzee will later be animated. The sim works fine but I can't find a way to make it keep its wild messy look. The guides do keep their shape (bend, guideinit, etc) because I increased the constraint iterations and the bend stiffness. But I can't find a way to make the hairs keep their direction. In other words, once the gravity affects the guides they all go too down. So I want a way to keep the original shape of the hair a bit more. I could tone down gravity or the mass of the guides but that would make it look as if it's underwater or something once I animate the chimpanzee. Increasing the constraint iterations to a ridiculous value would maybe fix this but at a high cost to sim time, same for stubsteps. Increasing Bend Stiffness to billions and billions doesn't seem to help either. Obviously, I don't want the hair to be hard as rock. I want it to behave this way because it's light, strong and covered in dust and sweat, if that makes sense. It's also important to note I committed the noobie mistake of not resizing my mesh after exporting from Maya which works with different centimeters instead of meters. Meaning my monkey was more than 100 meters tall. I believe I already fixed this by going to preferences>Hip file options but I did this after creating the simulation so I'm not entirely sure if everything was resized correctly. Attached are 5 images: the guides at frame 1, the guides at frame 73 (3 seconds into the sim), a render of the fur at frame 1 (the way I like it), a render of the fur at frame 73 (the way I dislike it) and a reference image for the sort of hair I'm aiming for. I also added the project folder. ApeODForce.zip Thanks in advance!
Hi all, Im fairly fresh to the houdini fur tool set (Houdini 15), im coming over from shave / yeti. I have fur setup on a creature no probs but im stuck with a few simple things that I cant seem to find a simple answer for. 1) Guide Hairs Guide hairs work a little differently in houdini to what im used to in terms of dynamics, one thing I cant work out is how to lock or "bake" a groom down using guide hairs for non dynamic response. For example I have a creature that I have groomed, when I translate the character's base mesh or have the base mesh deform the guide's remain at the origin? I would expect them to follow without having to add dynamics, Is there a way I can create a groom using guides and have it stick to a mesh thats translated and or deformed without the use of dynamics? 2) Scale Im unsure as to how to handle scale with the fur tools, our pipeline will bake down scale into the animation mesh so I have no scale information. In my case, one creature is being instanced out multiple times using the same fur setup however they are all at different scales Thanks guys! really appreciate any help I can get.