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  1. Hello all, Hope you are doing well. I have been facing issues trying to launch Houdini 18.5.351. I tried checking the SideFX website but have been getting a few 504 gateway timeout errors on the page. Does anyone know if SideFX is doing routine mantinace on their servers thus causing problems with the liscence server and Houdini launch? Thanks in advance.
  2. Long story short, my pyro sim bleed no matter what. more substeps, changing the advection type, changing the resolution of the sim, using gasenforceboundary, it always bleeds. ClabazaPyro.rar Maybe I am missing something but tbh it is a really simple setup. I didnt bother to add the micro solvers because I want to fix this first. thanks on advance
  3. Hi I've been working on a personal project to learn some grooming simulation with houdini, but I can't make it work on my animated wolf. The wires just broke when they have to be simulating properly, I've tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work for me. If you know any solution please reply, I will be waiting for any type of information, thanks. hairtest_problem.hipnc lobito.abc
  4. Hi everyone I am battling to remove a strange artifact showing of a dark dot and sometimes a dark line when compositing the emission layer in Adobe after effects and Davinci Resolve I have attached the simplified houdini file with the sky texture and its ready to render to see where the problem is So, I render the following AOVs from Houdini 18.0.532 using the latest redshift 3.0.27 I render the following aovs as exr: beauty_aux.exr diffuse.exr emission.exr gi.exr reflection.exr refraction.exr specular.exr z.exr The sky image is an exr which I applied on a redshift dome light inside houdini I follow the guideline on how to composite all these aovs into a final image in Adobe After Effects and Davinci Resolve and i place the layers in the following order: diffuse, + gi + specular + reflection + refraction + emission The emission aov ends up showing a dark spot especially arounnd the area where the sub is at its brightest sometimes it even shows an entire dark line again around the area in the image where the sun is supposed to be at its brightest this artifact only appears when I switch my project setting to run on 32bit per channel and even when i try to load the beauty aov exr, i get the same dark spot so this issue is not just limited to the emission aov Then moment i switch the project to run on 8bit per channel, the dark dot and dark line artifacts dissapear but then in Adobe after effects, i end up losing the ability to bring back the sky colour and details, the image ends up looking flat and even when i adjust the curves on the colours, the image remains flat looking Thank you __Sky_Artifact.rar render.zip
  5. I just downloaded Houdini's free version for the 1st time, and it does not look like as in the youtube videos or other places where I saw it. So it looks like that: and i don't know why. I deleted Houdini and install again and again and it is looks like this again and again. Please help me.
  6. Redhsift broke :(

    Hi guy. I had been working with redshift for over a month already and I am in the middle of a proyect. Suddenly when I open the proyect EVERYTHHING failes. There isn´t a single redshift node working: This is my env: PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"<font></font>" HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/17.5.173;&" It looks like it uninstalled itself somehow. I really don´t know what did I do. It just stopped working from one day to another. I tried resenting the pc and reinstalling redshift. I hope you can help me. Thank you
  7. Can anyone give me advice in rendering my water simulation? PLEASE WATER SURFACE CACHE is flickering for some frames! I attached image of 2 frames, first one is flickering and the other one is not. Just some of this frame has this problem and I have no idea what is wrong with surface cache. I rendered this water surface with glass material, and I've tried render with other material but it was same with flickering. And Surface_cache seemed fine with it's shape. Is it problem with Normal? Please let me know if you have any ideas. THANKS!
  8. Howdy folks! I've recently started looking into Vellum and I am currently trying to create interaction/collision between Vellum grains and Vellum Hair however it does not seem to come as easy as interaction between grains and cloth. I've used the same setup that worked with my grains and cloth example to make this setup however as mentioned above so far I've had no luck in making it work. I am sure that there is something very basic that I am missing here but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas? Screenshots of the setup(Sorry for less than optimal/clean node layout): Scene file as well as base model too if you'd rather dig into it. Vellum_Hair_Grain_Test.zip
  9. 32GB Ram 3200mhz ryzen 5 1600 Hi again guys. Basically I have been struggling a lot with cacheing a simulation. I´ve tried .bgeo .sim and multiple resolutions on the pyro I would hate to keep lowering the res because of ram issues. I diseabled "Cache Simulation" and I still keep on feeling my Cache. I dont mind waiting days for the cache if necesary (it is a big simulation, probably 40 meters long I guess) and to be honest, I might not know in depth how to control pyros. Hopefully you can help me here
  10. Hi Guys... How are you? I know there is a lot of information there that try to explain why this issue happens. However, I´ve tried to set up a basic scene to replicate the most common problem out there The scene attached is not the final or nothing at all... It was at the point of testing when I'm writing this post HOUDINI COLLISION FLIP ISSUES The main idea is this: Making the inside of the character-filled with liquid (just a little more than half). The liquid MUST be the same at all time. I had to invert signs of the static object to make it "work" And here the magic dust came along. THE LIQUID DISAPPEAR I´ve tried the following attempts with no luck so far: Reduce the grid size to 1 so the voxels of the flips have the same size of particle separation, Reduce the Particle scale to 1 to avoid conflicts in collision Try to multiply the scale by 3 to make it bigger and up the timescale of the solver to match it. I also try to advect the collision field with a volume source with VDB but it was worst and I discard that option in the minute Thoughts: I think it has to be with the particle collision mixture between volumes and particles. For some reason (i think particle accumulation) the solver reaps particles that are very close together and in the next frames, it does the same thing over and over until you are left with no particles at all... I tried to adjust the reseeding and even not reseeding at all and no luck either... It will be SO COOL to finally leave this point crystal clear to avoid future users to melt their brains out Cheers to all Peace! Wolf.rar
  11. Fluid Problem

    Hey, my problem are these boxes, which appears after some frames. I don't now how to get them away in the simulation. Maybe someone could help me
  12. Hello everyone, I come to you because I have a little trouble understanding a tutorial. Indeed I look at the tutorial "Abstract Effect a Houdini" the problem is that it is a version prior to 17 and since the node "For Each" has changed. So in the Tutorial it does as in the picture 1 to get the picture 2 I block here (picture 3) and there are plenty of node for each and I do not know which to choose. . . I tried several times but I can not get the same result. Do you have any ideas ? Thank you in advance everyone. os: sorry for my english, i use a translator
  13. Organic Mass problem

    Hello houdini masters! I have a problem, with this simulation. It makes me those problems, which You can see down in those pictures. Can anybody explain me how to fix them? SHORT EXPLANATION OF THE SCENE: I created 5 human heads, closed inside the box (the box has wireframed edges). Those heads are Organic mass and the box is coliding static object. Heads are squeezed inside of that box. ISSUE: It shows me the tetrahydrons on the surface of heads, which is bad, i need smooth surface on those heads, and I also need material, which should look like rubber (i set up rubber material, but i tried make it a little bit softer) and also a want to make it softer in parts like nose and ears... And also i don't want let the surface come througth them selves (i turned on self collision, so I dont know where is the problem, and why material is sometimes doesn't coliding)? I hope I explained the issues, which i need to fix. Thaks for any advices! I really appreciate them THE .hip FILE WITH SCENE IS IN forum.rar TOGETHER WITH MESH HEAD MODEL forum.rar
  14. How Does Vellum Physical Parameters Works ?

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to simulate paper using vellum and I can't get the friction and drag right. I kind of got the result I wanted, though I still don't understand those values. By "those values", I mean static and dynamic friction and normal and tangent drag. I'm a really visual person and there's no example or graph that show's how this works on the Houdini documentation, so I thought that maybe one of you would be able to explain it to me ? Thank you.
  15. Greetings all, I'm working on a shot where I have a spinning falling cloth. In order to control it I have the center of the Vellum cloth attach to an animated object. It was working fine for a while, but somewhere when I iterated my .hip file up, the constraints started to be generated off center. I tried to match the settings from the previous correct one and even copied the properly functioning nodes over, but it was still misbehaving. I attached a photo of what it should look like vs what's going wrong. Even stranger is that in the attached .hips, there's a rogue switch node that if I delete it, the constraints won't form at all. It happens in both the correct and wrong versions. The switch node isn't even connected to anything in the stream of data as far as I can discern. The .hips are reduced from the larger shot I'm working on and the switch is a leftover from removing the collision geo after a certain point. For the moment I'm going to back step to the working .hip, but I was wondering if I'm missing a setting or this is just a bug. I have a hunch this might be an issue with using Vellum in a SOP context, but I'm not certain. Using Houdini Apprentice 17.0.352 on Windows 10. Thanks! haveahapyday_vellumConstraintIssue-correct.hipnc haveahapyday_vellumConstraintIssue-wrong.hipnc
  16. Export Quicktime Error

    Hey guys, I'm having a hard time exporting mov files on H17. I can only export avi files and the files are pretty huge. This is the error. Does anyone knows what it could be? Thx Alvaro
  17. When I do some simulations like pics at bottom, Scene view become crazy like those .. I imported alembic files and set their position. but If I do simulations with dopnet, They are gone to randomly strange position like secone pic, and going to be black like first pic. When I delete scene view and make it new, It looks like when I set up. But I have to see that simulations preview and these problems make me crazy :S Help me with this plz !! Sorry for my poor English and thanks for read Have a good day
  18. Hello, i am currently working on my final student projet where i make a plane crash with Houdini. I base the workflow of this project around the RIGIDS III tutorial by Steven Knipping. Everything is working fine until i bring in a simple glue constraint, and when the simulation gets activated at a said frame the simulation simply does not happen. It works when i disconnect/disable the constraint. I already tried to unpack the alembics upon importation with the alembic node but that didnt change anything. What is weird is that everything was working fine when i used the model given with the course. I haven't really found anything that helped me online, so hopefully one of you can help me with this issue, i would appreciate it A LOT. I will attach the files down below. Thank you ! plane_sim.rar
  19. Hello People, I have been trying to produce a Boolean value i.e. 0 or 1,So that i can use it as condition for my (IF Block) in pointvop. But whenever i am dividing Ptnum by 2 using the node modulo is always leave a value of 0. Help!!
  20. - Hello everyone im trying to render pyro sim in maya and the problem is fire doesn't appear, instead it show blocky voxel like in the render my setup was : created pyro sim from shelf (Exploison) exporting the sim after converting it to vdb, load in maya via arnold volume (grid density) added aiStandard to the volume, than aiStandardVolume to shading group (in this stat only smoke is visible) So when i try to make emission type "channel" and the channel heat i get this blocky voxel issue Thank you
  21. Hi all. I'm making a lightning FX generated by a sphere. My problem is that i would move a sphere but, if i try, the generated lightnings do not follow the sphere. They are created in the sphere current position, but after they don't move following the sphere. I suppose it is the fault of the solver node that control lightning life, but i don't know how to do. I'm following This tutorial (http://lesterbanks.com/2016/12/build-custom-lightning-solver-houdini/) to learn, but he does not want to move the object, so for him is not a problem.
  22. Hello guys, when i upresing pyro sim, CPU not calculating sim. it's spending 9 hours only 7 frames. i'm using Explicit Caches. Cached frame file size is 3GB. i don't know what should i do. Help me guys. Sorry my bad english....
  23. Hi Everyone, I am still new to houdini and I frequently run into the following problem. WhenI use VDB volume for collisions in houdini Particle or Flip sim, particles collide with the bound of VDB volume instead of actual VDB shape. It kind of creates a boundary around VDB and uses that boundary for collision. Its visible in the viewport in orange color (yellow color in the provided SS as d object was selected when took SS). I often get this issue and I dont know what I am doing wrong and how to solve it. Even If I use shelf tool the problem still persists. If anyone of you have ran into this problem then please let me know how u solved it. thank you for your time. Cheers!!!
  24. Hi So I want to make the smoke fill the spiral tube and I'm pretty close to result I've been aiming for but i've run into a problem I can't seem to resolve. At one point in the simulation smoke stops responding to forces and just follows the tube (attachment). My process of making this set up: 1. convert tube to volume 2. attract billowy smoke emitted from sphere to the volume tube (attract fluid) 3. add a curve force (curve was used to make the tube so it is in the middle of the tube) I've tried changing every paramiter I could think of but nothing helped. Anyone has any ideas? Smoke preview youtube Smoke_problem.mp4
  25. Hey guys, Suddenly my houdini stopped working, when I launch, nothing happens, only hkey.exe terminal with no text. I can see "houdini.exe" in the task manager but the program doesnt start, I'm on windows 10. Anyone had this issue? I already reinstalled houdini and my card drivers. Thanks
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