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  1. Introduction to FX using Houdini - workshop

    Hey what's up guys, Only 1 week left to sign up for my fast-track Houdini workshop "Introduction to FX using Houdini". Limited student capacity! Over the course of 9 weeks and 33+ hours of tutorial content students learn how to do procedural modeling, particle-, RBD-, pyro-, FLIP- and whitewater simulations. On top of that we're going to talk about lighting, shading, rendering and we're going to dive deep into VEX scripting. I would love to answer any questions that you might have!!! Cheers, Manu Find the complete course syllabus here: https://www.cgmasteracademy.com/courses/16-intro-to-fx-using-houdini Also for more detailed information on the workshop, check out an interview that was done on 80.lv recently: https://80.lv/articles/making-first-steps-in-vfx-with-procedural-tools/ Here's a quick teaser:
  2. Scatter evenly/orderly/not randomly

    Example - made inside of ae with plugin Trapcode Form. Practically it's just particles evenly scattered on the sphere. Tried to practice that inside of Houdini using Scatter node, but it look noisy/with holes since it is randomly scattered. Seems like needed different approach. Thank you!
  3. What XSI | ICE "Project a vector" equivalent on POP/VOPS? reference: http://download.autodesk.com/global/docs/softimage2014/en_us/userguide/files/iceref_Project_Vector.htm the node on XSI returns 3 things: RESULT LENGTH VALID any ideas? thanks in advance!
  4. Grains Workflow

    Hello I would like to use custom geometry(like little pebble shapes) in a grains sim for visualzation rather than use popsprites or just particles dots. I also would like the grain geo to interact/collide like in a RBD sim, what is the best workflow for doing something like this?
  5. 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 ?
  6. Hello : ) I have a particle simulation with particles that die fairly quickly. I used a time blend then trail sop to replicate the particles. The problem is that the particles start to overlap once they start dying, as seen in the photo. This causes a problem later on in the pipeline for me. So I use a fuse sop to try to consolidate all the points occupying the same position into one particle. For some reason, I cannot get the fuse sop to work on these points. Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated. Does fuse not work if the points are not connected? thanks in advance. points.hip
  7. Random pop bounce direction

    Hi, I'm trying to achieve a simple effect, but am struggling to get my head around it. I'm sure I'm overthinking it but if anyone could help me that would be great! I'm trying to get a random bounce direction on particles when the collide with the ground plane. As if the particles were small stones bouncing randomly due to a bumpy road surface. I've attached a hip file with the basic setup. I was thinking maybe you could inherit a random vector as the collision happens, but couldn't seem to figure a way to do it. I know various sources have mentioned the old "gain normal" parameter, but this no longer exists. Any help would be much appreciated. odforce_randompopdirection.hip
  8. Heyo, I'm starting on a new project and I ran into a problem that I can't play my way out of to figure it out. I'm looking for an effect like this Sand tires throw a bunch of sand and trying to get that result has been a challenge. Any ideas? I have been using a simple setup of particles emitted from a ground plane after impact with the ground but that won't give me the repeating trails all the way back. Instead it's a rather sad thing of a few particles flying off incorrectly Any help would be great, thanks.
  9. Hey everyone, Been trying to wrap my head around this one for a while but after a few days of being completely stuck it would be amazing to get some help with this point deform problem I'm having. I've got a pretty simple set-up that's using the grain solver for quick softbody deformation, I've got three primitives scattered onto some geo which is then being fed into a dop net for simulations, That part is working well, the only issue I have is when I want to re-attach the original mesh to these objects with a point deform, I've been trying to create a for-each connected primitives for my point deform so the deformed recognises each piece as its own object however i'm getting some strange deformations on my objects when I try to point deform them. Any Ideas?
  10. Particle velocity diversion

    Hi, I have created a particle system using popnet.My emitter type is location. There is a sphere in the way of moving particles. I need to add a new velocity from the normals of sphere, to the existing velocity of particles. I tried using attribute transfer. It adds velocity, but only in data, visually particles don't seem to be changing velocity. They just go in a direction, as started from location emitter. Any solution would be helpful.
  11. Viewport visual of smoke looks too low detail

    I've had this issue a few times and I'm pretty sure it's me now doing something wrong. I built a simple smoke solver from particles of feet hitting a grid. When I bring those particles into the smoke solver the smoke that it will generate will be really low quality, as you can see, nomatter how much I divide it down. Would the reason be a shading issue or a density issue? Thanks for the help! WalkingDust_001.hipnc
  12. Hello everyone! I'm just wondering if someone knows how to create that a Particles meets and other particle stick togheter, and if is possible to made that. If there is a particle floating around and get close to an other particle floating around can they stick togheter. or any way that I can aproach that?
  13. Particles

    Hello everyone! I'm just wondering if someone knows how to create that a Particles meets and other particle stick togheter, and if is possible to made that. If there is a particle floating around and get close to an other particle floating around can they stick togheter. or any way that I can aproach that?
  14. Particles & Attracting forces

    So I want to do an effect which basically sources particle off of Object A. Once they're out, they should just move in the air randomly sort of like dust flakes, then at a designated time point they'd all start moving towards Object B. When they finally have gotten close to object B ( not inside it mind you ) they should start revolving around in a vortex-like way at the bottom of the object slowly moving upwards. ( Object A in the scenario is a kind of an orb, Object B is a character model. ) Any neat ideas on how to make this happen ?

    Hi can someone help me, every time I create a POP collision detect and then I create a pop replicate to create more particles from the collision, it works perfectly, the problem is when I create a static Object for the particles to bounce on the geometry the pop colllision detect and behaviour stop behaving and I dont know what to do to make it work, does someone have a solution?
  16. HOUDINI FX- RENASCENCE PROGRAM PROMO VIDEO: Welcome, soldier! Are you ready to demolish buildings, flood cities or maybe, making a stadium sprout from the underground? These are just some of the things that you will be able to learn in Houdini FX Renascence Program. At Houdini FX Renascence Program, we train you to face any FX project successfully. We have tried our best to offer you the best material. This course has been meticulously structured to take your FX skills to the next level so that you will be able to find a job in a top VFX studio in the future or maybe, become a successful FX freelancer. Our commitment, as an online school, is to offer the best learning experience in the market. Therefore, all our content is available in English and Spanish. HOW IT WORKS This course will be delivered via video only. We will work on weekly projects, so will have to meet the assigned challenges. Keep in mind that these assignments will make up interesting material for your «Demo Reel». Likewise, we will give you access to the Facebook support group, where you can interact with your instructor and classmates. The course is divided into 4 modules: MODULE I The Awakening (8 weeks) We will start by explaining how to take your first steps in the software. The content is highly optimized to get you familiar with Houdini in a dynamic and productive way. We won’t talk about every menu or button; all this information will be explained on-the-go, along with the training. Our priority is to make you feel comfortable from the start. You will find out about the main nodes in Houdini, you will learn to move around the interface and we will teach you how to control points and particles (points, pops and grains). At the end of this module, you will be able to create simulations of rain, sand, snow, perspiration, sparks, ashes, confetti, fireworks, bubbles, and much more. This is not a lighting and rendering course, but we will teach you everything you need to submit your project with a perfect final look. MODULE II Fire Inception (8 weeks) Explosions, fire, smoke, clouds … everything you have been waiting for! This module is full of action. We will focus on learning to emit and control volumes, using of one of the most powerful solvers in Houdini, i.e., “Pyrosolver”. You will learn different methods to accelerate your simulations, always working as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will teach you how to create shaders that will make your simulation look realistic. Recycle! Every setup created during these 8 weeks, can be reused to create new scenes. MODULE III Rise of the Fallen (8 weeks) You will become a weapon of mass destruction! You will learn to perform different types of fractures and we will provide you with all the tools to control and choreograph your simulations. In this third module, you will put together everything you have learned so far to create complex scenes using particles and volume. Breaking objects, demolishing buildings or splitting a land into two lots, are just some of the challenges you will face here! MODULE IV Deep Dive (8 weeks) We will have to put out the fire after the chaos… This is the final module of the course, and here you will learn to work with FLIP, which is the Houdini’s solver to create liquids. You will recreate infinite oceans and simulate water. You will learn how to create foam, bubble and spray passes. Finally, we will teach you how to deal with the different viscosities to get simulations of blood, chocolate, honey, yogurt, caramel, etc. APPLY TO THE RENASCENCE PROGRAM NOW AND GET 25% OFF!* 399$ 299$ http://houdini.training/
  17. Hi, I have a very simple DOP network with 2 static object colliders. (Houdini 16.5) In my scene, I'm instancing sphere on the particles from the DOP simulation. The spheres are instanced perfectly to the particles of the dynamic sim, but they are also wrongly getting instanced on each verts/points of my collider objects (the 2 staticobjects on the top left). My instancer node in the scene is set to "full point instancing" (in the point instancing option), which could be the problem, but that is the only option that instances the spheres to my partciles. Any tip would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Hello !! I have a quick question I little more advance, how can I make a particle collide with a geo and make it sticky on the surface and slide down? I try to use the particle behavior but maybe I, doing sth wrong. some have a solution, I will appreciated.
  19. Feather like movement

    Hello, I'm trying to get feather like movement on my particles. I've gotten really close by using a sin expression on particles with my geo instanced to them but they are all moving in the same direction with the same movement and it looks really strange. is there a way to apply a different sin wave value/expression per point? I've tried to use a for each loop but I am unfamiliar with using it on points only.
  20. POP Stepping

    Hi all! I'm currently sitting with some superbasic POP sims to brush up on everything after a long time away from Houdini. My issue is, as the title depicts, that I have problems with stepping even though - to my knowledge - this scene shouldn't suffer from it. I have three spheres as sources, they don't move at all. The top velocity of the particles peak at about 0.9 in the geometry spreadsheet, it travelled about 1.2 meters in 42 frames, so no extremes velocities exactly (or I am just very uninformed and would love to be enlightened!). I tried every combination of birth jitter in the POP Source and found very little difference, the ones displayed below became the final ones. Attaching images of my solver settins, birth settings and a render. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Jack
  21. Hello guys, Well i am working on an ocean scene having foam particles over it, I need to render the scene but everytime i put the scene on render it starts using 100% CPU Usage and crashes. Plz tell me how to down sample my render i have 200 frames and not one is getting render. All the render settings are on default and rendering via physically based rendering. PC Configuration- I7 6700 PROCESSOR AMD 2 GB RADEON R7 DDR5 GRAPHIC CARD 16 GB RAM
  22. Hello guys, I wanna make an ocean with an ice berg floating over it, I already added environment light, And checked all the diffusion values needed for it but still getting such 2D type of look in my render view i donno what to do now Here is screenshot of my file-
  23. I try to visualize a traffic simulation - therefore I set up a emitter particle emitting box in the poppet and a popvop that makes curves attract particles. They should also follow the curve tangents - that doesn't really work. And the really weird thing is, that a lot of particles are being dragged towards the origin. I am a total beginner and would be really thankful if someone could help me. Its for a visualization for my master thesis. Thanks a lot! curve_attract-follow.hipnc
  24. Hi there! I would like to render my water sim and whitewater in c4d to integrate it with an animated scene. I got two questions. 1. I was wondering what a good workflow is to render the simulation out over to c4d, are alembics still the best way to do this or is houdini engine faster or are there other ways? my 7 million points seem to be very very heavy for c4d in alembic... 2. How do I render out the whitewater correctly in c4d (octane render) does this need to be GEO or particles for rendering? and also how do I get that nice lifespan on it too. Thank you for taking the time to help me out! Cheers!
  25. I am new to houdini but have been creating effects with x-particles in cinema 4d. I want to port my knowledge to houdini. I would like some help on how to do this effect... Houdini particles is a little bit confusing but I know with a little help on the approach, it can help me a great deal. Thanks (1)_Effervescent_Tablet_-_YouTube.MKV