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  1. Hey all, I’m looking to receive some advice on a simulation I’m working on. My aim is to set up two fluid simulations following their own curve which leads to them both colliding and mixing together. What would be the best approach? Hope this makes sense! Thanks I’m advance.
  2. Hello! I've been using Houdini as a TD for about 2 years now and I just recently got my hands on a C4D and X-Particles license. Playing around with X-Particles it has become apparent that Houdini can make something fairly simple (like particle simulations with constraints) very difficult. For these past 2 years I've been trying to get, specifically, thick liquid like particle constraints (not just viscous but stringy) working in Houdini and I've never been able to get results I can be completely happy with. I've been able to achieve "sticky" effects using vellum grains and vdb meshing before as seen here, however, I was always after a different effect using a particle simulation that was NOT attached to a mesh but still behaved in a similar "sticky" fashion when coming in contact with colliders. After trying this over and over again in Houdini and having unsatisfactory results, I've now experimented with X-Particles and I was a slightly frustrated by all of the time I had spent in Houdini and how simple and quick it was to achieve exactly the effect I wanted in X-Particles. In the video below you can see what effect I was after in XP. I was curious if anyone at all has re-created this stringy liquid effect in Houdini with POPs? It seems clear to me that FLIP fluids are not really the answer for small scale simulations where you want a "stringy" surface tension look. I've gotten close with FLIP and vdb meshing in Houdini, but it never looks as natural and real as X-Particles. I've heard that maybe the POP Fluid node may be the answer (here), but I'm curious if anyone has attempted these stringy constraints in a Houdini project! Any Houdini workflow tips for such an effect would be appreciated because the cost of X-Particles and C4D is not something I plan on paying for the rest of my days!
  3. I have a scene where I am dropping a bottle into a flip tank all at small scale. The issue im having is that I am getting a quite a large space/void between the bottle and the liquid. Im trying to reduce this and make the liquid hug the bottle more in the beginning and not blow outwards and make this gap. The setup is an RDB of the bottle falling using gravity from around 10cm into the tank, both the RDB and Flip have been slowed down to 0.025 in time scale. I tried a number of things like lowering the velocity scale, upping the subframes from 10 to 30 in the RDB and upping the subframes in the DOP network to 4/5, and changing the surface tension and viscosity, but it still happens. There is no problem with the collision guide and I dont have any sort of surface offset on that either, it matches the bottle perfectly. You can see in the attached screen grabs that the bottle has barely entered the fluid surface but has created a large void underneath it blowing out the liquid. This is the sort of splash im aiming for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npAuLi1y5AA Dramatic but close and not blowing out internally too much. I know my bottle is a different shape to that reference but my sim seems way off and I cant seem to figure out how to lessen that gap. Any suggestions I would be very welcome as nothing I seem to try is making the gap any smaller. Thanks!
  4. Kinks in stretchy flip sim

    Hi all! I've got a stretchy flip sim, which is for the most part working as I'd like. It's a fluid that is being pulled apart with stretchy bands being formed. However I'm finding that when the bands become too thin, they begin to kink in a strange way, like in the attached image. I suspect this is something to do with the high surface tension in the simulation. I've tried may different adjustments to the settings, including upping the particle count, and substeps, but without any luck, Any advice or steer in the right direction to resolve this would be hugely appreciated! David
  5. Good evening everyone! I learned some lessons and trained at home in Houdini, and tried to make realistic fluids together in vials for honey and chocolate, other types. I looked at pictures on the Internet and carefully studied how to create bubbles, and tried to make mantra materials. but it’s not like photographs of real honey bubbles. I uploaded - a rendering image and a project HIP. Help me how to create materials correctly? hdri.rar honey_colorls.hipnc
  6. Hello all, I've been trying an effect where a character runs into the water. As soon as the character starts moving and colliding with water little spheres or maybe bubbles start emitting and I don't know why. Below I have attached my hip. file and a screenshot of my exact problem. man_water_run_v11.hip
  7. Wetmaps are not visible

    Hi, I am trying to get my model wet by rain. But wetmap is not visible on the object completely. It just shows up on the half body like the only half of the body is getting wet. I have attached my file Thank you rain_nine_v08.hip
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. Splash without tank

    Hello everyone, I am trying to decipher how this magician created this effect (video below) and am having trouble. Does anyone have literature or links they can think of to help me out? I am still pretty new to Houdini so I really only have the basics of the effect down. I have scattered particles around the impact zone but can't seem to get the velocity to go in the direction that I want, much less be able to adjust them with a slider. Any help would be much appreciated.
  13. Greetings. I am the filthiest of noobs and i found a problem i havent been able to solve. I made a very beautiful flip fluid simulation in which two liquid sources mix together. (lots of tuts out there so it wasnt hard for me to do it)...... Both sources have different color attributes and density attributes and they mix flawlessly..... I was successfuly able to do the simulation YAAY!. The problem comes when our pipeline DEMANDS to render in Maya Arnold........ I export the VDB poligon soup via a Rop alembic output node...... and create an alembic file (it exports, it imports into Maya, no problem) BUT..... when i have it in Maya, I havent found a way to mask the fluids, so an AI mix shader lets me use two AI shaders as the two liquids and lets me mix them as they were in Houdini....... I understand there are "Weight attributes" that come with the alembic and they should be the ones helping me mask the fluids, but i really dont know how to do it...... Im a noob both in Houdini and in Maya. If anyone could help me showing me the workaround , i would deeply appreciate it.
  14. Houdini Liquid Surface

    Hello! I would like to recreate the following effect: LiquidSurface.mp4.mp4 I want to apply an image texture (with normal, bump, roughness, ... maps) to a plane that deforms in the certain way that it does in the .mp4 that i attached as a file. Do you guys know the technique behind this?
  15. Hi, I'm trying to make two flip fluids interact with each other, but it doesn't work so far. Also, I would like to assign different colors to these liquids. flip_test.hipnc
  16. FLIP unstable border particles

    I am trying to get a calm puddle, and I have managed to achieve that in most of the fluid. Still, I can't get rid of this moving particles at the boundaries.... I've tried deleting them, but new ones will start moving until they get there... puddle_02.mov
  17. Fill object with liquid all the way

    Hey pros, This sounds very basic but somehow i have lost too much time trying to achieve it. I have a character that is empty on the inside and i am trying to fill it up with fluid all the way. I have a sphere emitting particles and the liquid seems to be reacting correctly to the surface but as it pours it doesnt seem to go above a certain level. I have read about using divergence but everything i find online seems to use deprecated/now hiden nodes. I have tried enabling the “divergence” by attribute and add a pop wrangle with the divergence value but no success. I feel not so smart atm... could someone please post a hip for me? I cant seem to get it right.
  18. Liquid Titanium

    Hey guys Any idea how one would approach an effect like this? flip sim with high viscosity and directional force? I would love to do a similar effect with more compliacated geo. Thanks!
  19. Turning object to liquid upon impact

    Hello, I want to have an object (that i've modeled) drop from a height and upon impact with the floor turn into a liquid. There may be an obvious way through this but I'm new to Houdini, can someone suggest the nodes and/or processes I need to investigate to achieve this effect. Many thanks
  20. Color in FLIP sims - milk pour into tea

    Hi everyone, I was thinking of creating a simulation of milk pouring into tea as a showreel piece, but I'm not sure how best to go about it. I have seen people using color in FLIP sims, however in all the examples I have seen, the fluid is shaded to be opaque (like different color paints mixing). In my case though, I'd need to be able to see the milk as it is poured into the tea and see it underneath the surface. Then over time, it needs to change the color of the tea. My best guess would be to simulate the liquid, and then create a separate smoke simulation for under the surface of the water. However I have no idea how I would integrate the two. Here is a reference video I found: Any ideas for this would really be appreciated!
  21. Good morning everyone! Somebody knows how to prevent the flipfluid to stretch over the pop curve force? As the liquid goes through the pop curve force the fluid stream stretches along and become 2 or 3 more stretched, have a way to maintain or control this stretch and create a uniform stream? Thanks! Felipe
  22. FLIP Collision and behaviours

    Hello, I come from a Realflow background where you adjust the collision settings like roughness and bounce within the menus of the object of collision. In houdini there are 2 places where I see the same settings, and I don't know if both of them affect the simulation (if not, then wich one?): FLIP Object -> Properties -> Physical. Static Object -> Physical. In Realflow there was a parameter that easily let me escalate the intensity of the collisions, meaning that some objects would create bigger disturbance and higher splashes (not affecting the global forces on the scene). In Houdini I thought the equivalent was Velocity Scale on collisions, and I tried to change the value to 0 only to find out that not much changed in the splashes generated by the collisions... Any idea how to achieve this difference in intensity? Thanks
  23. Hello! I'm new to Houdini, please help!!! I need a small tornado from the fountain that enveloping the character's arm. I try to do this in a simulation, but I can not get a stable beautiful shape. I've tried to do custom velocity field like that too (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19fxCbe2Eg), but still don't get stabil tornado shape. Also,I noticed that if I make a simulation in real size, then it is even more unstable and not beautiful(maybe I'm doing something wrong). The tornado should react to changing the position of the hand (hand is mooving back and forth). And do not know how to achieve the shape of whilrpool,as at my picture. Please, help! armGeo.obj armFX_experinemtal2.hipnc
  24. Hey everyone. Hope you guys are well. I need some help with a shot I am working on. Basic idea is i need to have bits of strawberry to fall into swirling yoghurt,hit the surface,swirl around and slowly get pulled under the surface. I've got the swirling yoghurt working but when I drop my RBDs into the container they plow right through the flip sim. I've tried tinkering with the Feedback scale,Density and so on but nothing works for me. If anyone of you Wizards can have a look and shed some light on what I am doing wrong it would be greatly appreciated I have a scene attached Swirl_03.hip and my swirl force source geo FOR_OD.rar Thanks again Cheers Dimitri Swirl_03.hip
  25. I want to have a puddle of water/lava that starts to rise up to create a character standing up that i have animated, i have tried doing it in reverse by melting him and playing it backwards but it looks wrong, i want to learn how to do it properly. I am looking for any good tutorials that might help me? Any help would be amazing! Thanks
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