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  1. I'm trying to create a mist effect using volume raterized particles, getting some nice enough results but would like to add some shader noise for more detail as it's still a bit soft. Currently trying two methods; Dual rest, though I'm slightly confused as to how to set this up for particles and then use it in the shader, and ther other method - building a velocity volume from the particles and using the vel field to drive the noise position, but this also appears to be a chaotic mess when rendered. Can anyone give me some advice with this?mist_v01.hip ta
  2. I'm accustomed to adding additional detail to smoke using the Pyro Shader by creating dual rest attributes and using those to generate Noise with the shader. It seems though when I adjust the Scale Time on the DOP Network node, something becomes off. In my attached video, you can see that the Noise of the Pyro Shader is causing a popping every 30 frames. I'm not sure how to resolve this issue and any tips would be much appreciated. Thank you. smokeTest_001.mov SOLVED: simply use the pyro solver's time scale instead of the DOP's
  3. Noise in particles

    I sim a particle system, I want to put some nois after sim but Cd color is not baked at the particles, how can I baked it ? does Anybudy have clue ?
  4. Hi, I came across the Visualize Noise Scale option in the Voronoi Fracture and realized this would be the perfect approach to texture a project I'm currently working on. What I'm after is a way to use a gradient or uv map so the inside fractures are textured like layers of peel. To illustrate this, see the attached image which is what the Visualize Noise Scale gradient looks like. How would apply a texture and UV map the pieces in a similar way? There is an outer color (blue) and the inner color (red) as part of the Visualize gradient, so there must be a way to map the fracture pieces using similar coordinates via UV or expression. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  5. Simple Noiser

    Heyya! Over the past couple of days I've been building and extending this, at it's core very simple, Noise generator tool. It's called, incredibly intuitively: Noiser. I've gotten quite sick of always doing the same simple Noise-VOP over and over again so I built this nifty tool that saves me a small but accumulating amount of time (and energy) every time I need some noise. I'm really fond of it and it rarely takes me more than a couple of minutes into any project that I drop it down. Here's a quick video demonstration: https://vimeo.com/271007816 and a simple demo screen of the defaults: And that's the relatively simple setup. I hope someone else will find it as useful as I do! Cheers, Martin PS: I just found a volume-noise tool in my OTLs-folder, so I thought I'd just share this as well. Practically the same thing working for both SDFs and Volumes (VDB & Primitive). noiser.hda vol_noise.hda
  6. Noise in mat custom shader

    Hey guys, I'm struggling to understand some things in mat-level custom shading. Reading the manual and watching the masterclass didn't really help. I'm trying to use noise VOPs to drive the color (or displacement ...). But for example plugging a unified noise to basecolor yields no result (as most other noise VOPs, except bump noise). What am I getting wrong? Why do some nodes work, even though I'm plugging a float output in a vector input, and others don't? Thanks in advance. Cheers, Yulyan
  7. Hi, sorry for the basic question but I am just switching from maya to houdini and am still asking the very basic questions. I wondered if someone would mind explaining to me the most simple way to add noise to a float value with an expression (which also returns a float), preferably in a way where you can see a representation of the noise? For example like how in maya you can add a noise expression to a float parameter, for example: noise(time); And then you could view the result in the graph editor like so: Is there a houdini equivalent which is quick and simple enough for me to understand? Thanks a lot!
  8. Hey guys ! I 'm searching a way to get an attribute that never decrease, in function of a noise. I want it to increase or stay at the max past value of the noise. This picture illustrates the value I want my attribute to have over time. I tried to calculate the last frame value and to clamp my actual value to the previous one or to take the highest value between the actual and the previous one. It works, it always takes the higher values between the two. But at the next frame, it doesn't prevent the two values from decreasing because of the noise value decreasing. So it doesn't work. I also tried to do an array with my firstframe and add the value of noise(@Time) to this array at every frame and then use the max() function of the array. But it adds the elements of all the frame range and gives them the value of current frame noise (that is logical). Do you know how I can create a list that adds the value of noise(@Time) at each frame ? Do you have any idea of how I could get an attribute never decreasing depending on a noise over time ? Thank you for your help ! (don't hesitate to ask if I am not clear)
  9. Hello all, I'm modeling some tentacle creature and ran into a problem. I don't know how to stamp attribute into the VOP sop and use it to drive turbulent noise to randomise shapes for every copied tentacle. Then i want to copy that tactically geometry again and randomise tentacle shape and/or animation. I have tried to just bind stamp("../../copy" , "id", 0) into the vop and connect it to Offset of the Noise, but for some reason, Houdini just stuck in the loop. Please see .hip below. I feel like it is something obvious, but I cant see it. Please advice StampinVop.hip
  10. Noise difference in H16.5 and H16

    Hi guys. I moved a project from H16 to H16.5 which already had specific looks designed with mountain SOPs in H16. In H16.5, the same settings yield a totally diffrent noise as much as I am not using the new noise types! Any workaround to achieve the old displacement from H16 but in H16.5?
  11. Noise difference in H16.5 and H16

    Hi guys. I moved a project from H16 to H16.5 which already had specific looks designed with mountain SOPs in H16. In H16.5, the same settings yield a totally diffrent noise as much as I am not using the new noise types! Any workaround to achieve the old displacement from H16 but in H16.5?
  12. Noise as Texture?

    Hi, Is there a simple way to use noise as a texture for the principled shader? It's looking for a string file path. In Maya, you can create a noise texture, which creates a texture and placement node. You can connect it to the color of the material. How would you do this in houdini?
  13. apply noise to flip fluid source

    Hey! I'm trying to replicate some sort of noise on my flip fluid emission volume in a volume I can use a volume VOP to multiply the density and create some interesting shapes that change over time, but when I emit flip fluid I have this fluid source and I couldn't find a way of eroding it to get a much nicer and organic shape. I'm introducing some noise on the emission speed and that works well, and also I'm applying a mountain SOP to the original shape to break the surface, but I still miss some noise on it. Any idea? fluid_source_noise.hipnc
  14. Hey guys, I'm new into vop's and wonder why I dont get any result, when distort the nomals through an turbulent noise node? Is there any tutorial which covers the vop basics? Like what the colors mean and what datas need to flow through nodes to get results? Thank you for your help
  15. Hi Everyone, Just had a quick question that someone could maybe help me out with... What is the difference between turbulent noise using the perlin function and using aanoise with the perlin function? aanoise seems to give you values in the negative and the turb noise has different fall off due to the attenuation calculation on the node, but what would be the main reason to use the one over the other ? besides the default starting look ? Are there any speed or render noise differences? Many Thanks R
  16. Hi, everyone. I'm new to Houdini. The question that I bring to you is not mine. I found it in the comments in a tutorial about Houdini volumes and would want to know the answer also. The question is: Is there a way to animate character made of volume and keep its volume noise parameter in a right place? As far as I know the volume noise is based on position, so animating it we are moving character, but noise is stable in its position. We could scatter points inside a volume in the base position and write it down using the attribute, then we could create volume out of particles and use our noise attribute to be read out of points. Is it possible, or I'm just making an unnecessary noise ;-) Best Regards, Tom
  17. Hi, everyone. I'm new to Houdini. The question that I bring to you is not mine. I found it in the comments in a tutorial about Houdini volumes and would want to know the answer also. The question is: Is there a way to animate character made of volume and keep its volume noise parameter in a right place? As far as I know the volume noise is based on position, so animating it we are moving character, but noise is stable in its position. We could scatter points inside a volume in the base position and write it down using the attribute, then we could create volume out of particles and use our noise attribute to be read out of points. Is it possible, or I'm just making an unnecessary noise ;-) Best Regards, Tom
  18. Hi, I'm a beginner at Houdini so forgive me if I am not familiar with a lot of things. I have converted some moving geometry (alembic) into a cloud and it is moving quite quickly. I want to be able to alter the animated noise effect on my geometry so that it doesn't use world space noise as it moves too quickly. I understand that this effect works well with slow drifting clouds but my geometry is not moving slowly. If I can't alter the rate at which the noise animates then I would also be interested in removing it entirely. At the moment I am using a cloud node and a cloud noise node. I'm unsure about how to achieve this so any help would be greatly appreciated!
  19. Noise Control using Colour

    Hi, I am trying to control the frequency of noise using a colour attribute. I have managed to do this on a grid but I cant figure out how to do the same using a volumevop. My goal is to be able to control the amount of detail/scale in specific areas of the model. Im not sure if this is the right way do to this but the example image shows that effect I'm trying to achieve. Thanks Noise control.hipnc
  20. Hey guys, I'm trying to drive a animation with noise and I need the numbers to be intergers from 1-4, tried in vops to fit range and clamp but I can't figure out, I get floats animating but cant make them round numbers. Also, there's any possibility to keep the smooth animation of colors (this will drive polygon subdivisions) with intergers somehow? Hip attached, thanks in advance! Cheers! noiseint.hipnc
  21. Hey,Idont quite know how the noise settings on the uniform volume shader work. I used the volume extrude to create a box and added the shader. I thought the noise settings would affect the density of the shader. There isnt happenning anything when I try.
  22. Seamless Noise VOP asset

    Hi! I'd like to share a Seamless Noise VOP asset that can generate seamless 2D Perlin, Worley and Voronoi noise. It works in any VOP context, e.g. COPs to generate textures or in SOPs to generate displacement. You can download it here: http://techie.se/?p=gallery&type=houdini_assets&item_nr=2.
  23. Divergent noise

    As the title suggests. Im trying to achieve a diverging noise pattern in a cone shaped volume for a project I am working on. As far as I know, this effect is not possible but I have been proven wrong before. Can the example images I added be accomplished? Points or volumes, it doesnt matter, as long as I am able to have the noise diverge in the direction of the cone width. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  24. Indirect reflection noise

    So this might be a question of mantra settings in general but I am having problems getting rid of indirect reflection noise, it seems like no matter how high my settings this pass is coming out extremely noisy and it is showing up in the final render. I have read through all the docs regarding noise and read through the forums but since mantra changes with every release I don't know what information is still relevant. For instance I read the practical upper limit for pixel samples was 6x6 unless you have heavy DOF or motion blur. I have no idea what extreme settings would be for anything else though like sampling quality on lights or min/max pixel samples. The docs say in some cases you have to increase min ray samples for indirect reflection/refraction noise, but I read elsewhere not to increase that. What is the workflow there, when should this be increased? And how does that affect reflection/refraction quality, which seems to be a global multiplier? Also on the noise removal docs it says as an example 100 max indirect ray samples to achieve a clean image, is that referring to "enable indirect sample limits" rendering parameter on a shader? Is there not a more global way to set that or is that what sampling quality on each light is doing? However increasing that per light doesn't seem to make any difference. I should mention I come from a vray background so that is the workflow I am used to, if anyone can draw any parallels. Also this actual scene doesn't really matter, these are more general questions about newer mantra settings and when to tweak what Quick info about my scene- Still image, no DOF or motion blur, no environment light, just 3 area lights with sampling quality of 9 I do have some fine displacement which might be part of the issue, set shading quality to 3 on that object. Here are my render settings (refl and refr limit at 5, no diffuse bounces, color limit 5). Everything else is default Indirect reflection pass- Here is the comp zoomed in a bit, you can see there is visible noise on the black spheres and the displacement, there is also some square artifacting happening, my guess is the displacement is just too fine for mantra to dice properly resulting in a moire pattern type of effect but that wouldn't explain the square artifacting (that is in the raw exr, is not jpg artifacting) Any help on this would be greatly appreciated
  25. VDB grow

    Looking the way to make this beauty I did some setup, but unfortunately, I'm loosing something important because I can't make the same or close shape, I mean thin and long. My setup is working for shapes like corals - massive, expandable, cone.... Thanks for any advice, the scene is below. grow_v001.hip
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