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  1. Hey magicians, I've got a particle setup burst wich generates a pyro sim I know how to advect particles from pyro when we have ie: the same emitter (sphere) but in this case my main emitter is this particle system: So what I tried to do to have the base geo emitter match with the pyro shape is: 1) copy spheres on the particle emitter - 2) create a vdb from the pyro and use as source Both methods don't get me that pyro shape in motion with the particles, any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. Hello im a student and pretty new to houdini working on a personal project can u please help me figure out how this effect has been made since im still learning & cant afford high end simulations i would be really grateful if someone could give me an in detail explanation of how to do this... its pretty urgent since i need to finish the project in the next 15 days.. Thank you guys in advance
  3. Can someone please give me an indepth explanation as to why the CPU vs GPU sims look different? I have noticed when making a fire sim, GPU gives a bit more streaky and jagged sim (better licks) than a CPU sim which tends to be a bit more billowy with more 'shrooms' or rounder shapes in general. Sadly GPU crashes on any large scale sims yet I really like the look. How can I get CPU sims to look as streaky and jagged as GPU? Any tricks to stop a GPU sim from crashing? Cheers!
  4. Colored Smoke with CMYK

    Last week a guy asked in the brazilian houdini group, in facebook, how to simulate colored smoke. I believe there are lots of hip files with this kind of effect, but while thinking about it, it came to my mind the possibility of using CMYK instead of RGB, since cmyk is more suitable for mixing colored things other than light. I couldn´t spend more time testing it or improving the file, but it seems to work, so here´s the hip file. colored_smoke_V002.hip
  5. Can't access Pyro Shader from Shop

    Dear all I am trying to access the pyro shader from shop but it doesn't show up. Any idea?
  6. sim bounding box of pyro trails

    hey I'm trying to set up a missile trail, and started from the shelf tool I encountered an issue due to a strong wind I'm applying. basically the sim is going out of the bbox of each segment of the trail. Is there any way of letting the sim going out of the original bbox size? cheers!
  7. Hey magicians, I'm trying to create a thick layer of pyro (for a sand blowing effect) but so far I can't get the desired result, I got a decent view from distance but the camera is close to the floor so it gets bloby, any advice? this is the ref I'm trying to achieve And these are my tests so far Any advice will be awesome, thanks in advance!
  8. Hey magicians, I'm trying to create a thick layer of pyro (for a sand blowing effect) but so far I can't get the desired result, I got a decent view from distance but the camera is close to the floor so it gets bloby, any advice? this is the ref I'm trying to achieve And these are my tests so far Any advice will be awesome, thanks in advance!
  9. Combine clustered pyro into one domain/object to export for render in v-ray Maya? Thanks in advance.
  10. I'm having some trouble making my clustered pyro sim have collisions. It's a custom setup where I make a couple of containers with instancing at start frame and I've made a small change in the Gas Resize Fluid Dynamic DOP to resize each container separately based on $OBJID. The problem is that when I add collision objects, my density just doesn't show up or source anymore. When I use the shelf tool to make a static or deforming collision object, I don't get any smoke. Or I get it in weird places where the containers overlap. And when I use a Source Volume node set to Collision, all I get is what appears to be the Source field, but there is no density coming from it. When I disable the Source Volume node, density is sourcing and moving normally again. I've tested it in small scenes with basic geometry where I use shelf tools to setup the clustering and collision and then it seems to work. With the Source Volume node gives me the same issue, except when there's just 1 container (so no clusters). Then it works just fine. Since the shelf tool works, my guess is that I have to set some setting somewhere so that it works with instancing. I've been comparing the working test scene with my scene, but I haven't found anything yet. I'm afraid I won't see what I need to change even if it's under my nose. I've added the .hip file, but beware as it makes quite a bit of geo. So expect some loading time when you go in the SURFACE node. Thanks for any help! Eckhart TerrainDemat.v013.hip
  11. Freelance Pyro Expert (remote work)

    I am looking for a Pyro expert to join a small FX team for a period of up to 3 months. The work will be remote, however a mic for skype calls, and or google hangout meetings is required. please pm me with your reel should this spark your interest, and I can elaborate on the details. Cheers ps. The freelancer will have to be comfortable signing an NDA pps. render farm access will be provided.
  12. static gas turbulence?

    Hey! I'm trying to get a very low freq turbulence in my smoke trail sim, but even if I put pulse length to a very high number, 10000, the turbulence keeps moving with time, while I want some sort of static turbulence to break my trail line..any idea? cheers
  13. Meteor fx

    hello, i need some help from you guys, i have to make meteor fx similar to one as shown in the below clip Untitled.mp4 i have spent 4-5 days on this project and you can see my current simulation in the below clip. metero fx.mov I don't know what I'm missing or doing wrong. please guide me . I usually don't make post here because of my English but I hope you guys will understand and try to help me.
  14. Subdivide / interpolate voxel?

    Hi guys, I'm working on some pyro simulations which require dense fluid look. I have to crush the density remapping to achieve the dense look. But the banding issue appears. So I'm thinking is it possible to subdivide each voxel to 8 small voxels and interpolate the density value? Thanks!
  15. "Foreword" - MULMO

    Hi guys, Here is a new MULMO piece of work, fx all done using Houdini, enjoy! ludo
  16. I'm working on a houdini pyro smoke scene and the problem is when I render it, the smoke comes out like it's boiling and also with layers ... I don't know why this happens... maybe because of the emitter or maybe render setting...? I couldn't find it on google as well... somebody help please
  17. I'm working on a houdini pyro smoke scene and the problem is when I render it, the smoke comes out like it's boiling and also with layers ... I don't know why this happens... maybe because of the emitter or maybe render setting...? I couldn't find it on google as well... somebody help please
  18. Smoke interaction

    I would like to make 2 smoke sources to interact with each other. How can I set up my scene to make it happen? smoke.hipnc
  19. 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:
  20. Pyro on Cloth (or RBD)

    Hey folks! I have falling money and I need to burn them. I'd like to use pyro on my cloth, but it doesn't seem to work. The fuel volume goes with the falling money pieces, but the pyro doesn't work. I tried also on rigid bodies, and unfortunately, the flames were not following the RBD. Is there any prerequisite or condition that I should be aware? Cheers Szabolcs
  21. Hi everyone, I am trying to set the values to a collision field in a gas wrangle. I am using the gas build collision mask node to create the necessary fields and then I am trying to set values with a gas wrangle. Is it even possible to do it this way? I have a example scene that shows how I set it up now, that doesn't work. My purpose for this that I want to be able to simulate a 2d smoke simulation and collide to an object on a different height for every voxel. I will eventually want a separate height field that will accumulate the density and this heightfield will be the Y position for the voxel to check the collision. I am quite new to smoke/pyro simulations, so this scene probably doesn't make any sense gas_collsion.hipnc
  22. Hi there, I'm trying to tear cloth using pyro. Basically, I have a sphere with cloth simulation, and inside this shere I want to make a smoke explosion that will tear the sphere. I tryed using "cloth solver" and "pop grain", but have an issu with both technics as I'm still beginning. 1) Issue using Pop grain: It look good in the popnet but I don't know how to tear the fabric when I but the mesh back. 2) Issue using cloth solver : I don't know how to use the pyro simulation has collider. I tryed VDB or mesh, but I'm missing something. smoke_tearing_cloth_01.hiplc Anyone has an idea ? It would be great to know both technics. Thanks, Charles
  23. Smoke Suction & Expansion Velocity

    I've almost gotten the effect I want but I'm stumped on how to take it that last 25% of the way. I've created a torus that scales up, emits smoke, then scales back down...I'm attempting to create a suction effect so as the torus scales down the smoke gets sucked into the center. After reading some other forum posts about reverse expansion I tried setting that up and it's kind of working....however the suction doesn't seem to be following the velocity caused by the scaling of the torus. I tried doing some sort of setup within a volume vop but I'm hitting a wall on how to get that velocity to be taken into consideration by my expansion. Thanks for taking a look! smoke_suction.hip
  24. 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
  25. CloudFX to Pyro

    Hi i created an animated cloud with cloudfx and cloudnoise node. At a specific frame i want to switch to a pyro sim and use the exact same volume as a starting point/and source - to initiate an evolving cloud. (I applied on both the cloud material) Is it possible to append to the cloud the same resolution as the pyro sim and to have no glitches when playing the change from pure cloud sim to pyro sim. What do i have to consider - or what would be the workflow? Thank you for ur help testhip.hiplc
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