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  1. destroying animated geo

    hello, i am currently doing some r&d for a bigger project in which i have to destroy certain parts of a transforming building. so i started to animate a building-like shape with a growing collider inside, so I could start researching how to fracture and constraint animated geo and destroy just the parts that really get hit by a collider while the rest follows the animation. it worked out quite good, but now i got to the problem that even if the destroyed pieces are laying on the ground, they still sort of follow the overall animation. I tried to put deforming to 0 in a sop solver inside dops after reaching a certain speed but that didnt really help at all.. can some of you give me any advise? thanks in advance! animFracTest.hip
  2. Hi Guys, I'm trying to create a constraint network for simulating Car Suspensions, but with no results. I just need a simple "spring effect" between Body and Wheels (please find a video example attached). How I can do it? Any suggestion will be really appreciated. Thank you! I've attached a simple file test I'm working on. Car Example.mp4 Cartest.hip
  3. Hi, all...need to do a shatter effect where the outer 'shell' of a static (for now) character/figure crumbles to reveal a different material/surface beneath. Been doing a lot of testing with a simple torus as it's a fair representation of the tubular topography of most of the figure (arms, legs, torso, etc). I feel I've finally got a good grasp on all the fracturing basics, but for the life of me I can't keep the outer shell fragments from interpenetrating with the underlying shell. I've tried: Increasing the DOP network substeps Increasing the rigid body solver substeps Switching the RBD packed object geo representation from Convex to Concave Altering the collision padding based on what it does to the guide geometry Increasing the number of fragments in connection with all of the above The changes either lead to little difference or in cases where I kick up the substeps and subsequently (I think) the precision, the fragments do the old-style 'exploding off the surface' thing. At this point, I have to wonder...in this situation should I just switch to the RBD solver? I'm okay getting hammered on sim time if I know it's going to work in the end. Oh, and a question about the collision padding...is that designed to pad the fragment intersection with other surfaces, each other, or both? Any help would be great. Really been banging my head against the wall on this one. -- moltenCrazy Shatter Tests - Torus - 02.hiplc
  4. Well, I went out into the RBD Constraint Forest Unprepared, and now I am lost in the woods. Any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to do something that should be fairly simple, and most likely is, but I don't have the combination to the Houdini lock to get the setup to work. In the example file I have an rbd box that has 10 faces per side that have been made into unique faces. They have glue constraints holding them together and are a rbdPacked object in my dopnet. There is a low rez smoke sim that pushes this rbd box into a collision sphere that is above it, and when the geometry collides with the sphere, some of the glue constraints start to break. All I wish to do is apply either a gravity force or a popForce to these rbd pieces that have lost their Glue constraint. I want the main chunk of the rbd box that still has a bunch of pieces glued together to keep on moving with no gravity or popforce. I might be trying to go about this the complete "wrong" way since I have very little experience with Glue constraints, But I see data in the geometry spreadsheet while in the dop net called ConstraintGeometry and this has a primitive group called "broken" which contains the glue constraints that have been broken due to collision. I would think I would want to try finding out which rbd piece that broken constraint belongs to and then use that to create an "applyGravity" group of rbd pieces so that I can do what I want to do. I just don't know how to do this in dops. Is this something that needs to be done in a sopSolver or geometry wrangle or....? I'm not to familiar with how to read data from the ConstraintGeometry and apply it to the Geometry data. When I middle click over my rbdsolver, it shows the main rbdpackedobj1 with Geometry and then CosntraintGeometry below it. They are like separate entities and I'm not sure the best way to get access to both in one node, if this is even the way to do it.? For example if I change a geometry wrangle to point to "ConstraintGeometry" instead of the default "Geometry", I can then read and manipulate data on the ConstraintGeometry, but then don't have access to the main rbd "Geometry" that I am use to normally working with. Like everything in Houdini, there are probably dozens of ways to go about this, I tried about 20 yesterday, without ever getting one to fully work. I ran out of search phrase ideas to try throwing at google after about the 6th hour of searching. Maybe using some of those copyData and applyData nodes would get the ConstraintGeometry data onto the Geometry stream so they can both be read in one wrangle or maybe that too is a completely wrong direction to take. I don't want to speculate any further since you could try things for a week and not get it to work if it just isn't the right approach. I love Houdini for its vastness and unbelievable tool set, but man, it can destroy you if you don't know how to do what you want to do, and can't articulate it well enough for a search string.! Thanks for any help. E rbd_constraints_v01.hip
  5. In an RBD simulation I want to use both glue constraints as well as the i@active attribute to time my destruction, but seems like the two can't work together. Has anyone come across that before and has a solution? I have an example file that illustrates the problem. thanks georgios rbdContraintsActive.hip
  6. Can i somehow group these pieces that have diferent name atribute, but they stuck together by constraint during the rbd fracture ?
  7. 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
  8. Group rbd packs that broken

    Hi all. i did this tutorial : http://shortandsweet3d.blogspot.com/2018/06/animated-constraints.html now i'm wondering how can i make a group of shattered piece and mask them on some forces. for example in the tutorial, detached pieces don't affected by impulse force. Thanks.
  9. fracture trick

    Hi guys, I have seen in some videos that kind of fracture (large, medium and small chunks) but i don't understand how they make it. Can you show me please? Thanks.
  10. hey chaps i'm trying to create a sim of some chips. I want a big heap of them to fall on top of a burger sim i've done! I've tried a few routes and just wondering what is the best way to go about this. I've attached a scene - its a basic setup of some chips model. I've made them packed and they fall. however they are rock solid and just clearly dont have an air of bendyness to them. what is the best way to go about this? I tried FEM ....making one chip... solid embed... multiple copies then run that. It seems to work in a fashion but soon as i turn up the amount of chips it becomes quite sluggish and also if some interpenetrate then you get wildly exploding meshes. I tried a wire solver but found the wires just seemed to do their own thing and not hold a shape or length. I have got the rbd packed working but of course its just simple shapes and they dont bend. I wondered if it might be possible to create a chip that comprises of maybe 5 simple boxes connected together with constraints? attached a scene file below - theres a fem setup in there and rbd packed.. chips_sim_v003_rbd_for_odforce.hip
  11. hey chaps, been a while since i was on here but i've been keeping myself busy! i'm having a little problem with my setup... i've got a tree (modelled in speedtree) and i've brought it into houdini. I've done a pre transform fracture to get 'splintery' pieces. I've set it up so a ball hits it (its a dragon in my scene but its quite heavy geo so dont want to include it!). now overall it 'works' ...as in the ball fractures the tree on impact. But its just lacking that splintery 'connected bendy' feel... eg if you load the sim and play it you'll see the lower half just kinda crumbles away... It would be nice for that to bend in the direction of the impact as if the tree itself is bendy - right now it feels like crumbling chunks of brick that all break apart - it would be nice to get some kind of bendyness in any branches that stay together? another thing is the pieces seem to lack some sort of 'inherit velocity' from the impact. I've followed a heap of tuts online but i just cant figure anything out - is anyone able to take a look at my scene (attached) and see if anything is possible? ta! ant scene included below - tree alembic also included.... i will shower you in MAOAMS sweetys if you can help me with this scene because i'm really lost tree_destruction.zip
  12. orientation not matching

    Hi guys. I have a simple sim with a tube which I steal the points from and want to instance another model onto those points. for some reason the orientation is not lining up. What am I overlooking here? shot_Coinery-Coinery_mod_Modeling_v0008_nocomment_jra_.hiplc
  13. I'm currently doing a flip tank sim with a boat as an RBD object and getting it to float. I have the floating part working, however the boat fills up with water through its hull. The odd thing is that inside mesh there are no particles. Particles collide with the outside of the boat mesh and the inside, but its as if the flip fluid particles go through the mesh. I have tried alternate collision methods under the rbd object collisions tab, but still cant work out how to stop the particles going through the mesh! Does anyone have any ideas of how to stop this?
  14. Hi there! I am trying to make a simple example of RBD, so I duplicate the Pighead using copy to points and I want to see them crashing with the objects, but they are all stick together and I don't know how to make them to collision individually. Any clue? I hope you understand what I'm trying to do, I have attached my scene. thank you all! test.hipnc
  15. POP force masking

    Hi everyone, I created few cubes and made each as a packed geometry. Now in Dop network, I am using rigid body solver for simulation, but as a force, I am using POP Force to drive them. But I need to select some cubes (packed objects) using bounding box and make them affected with POP FORCE. I used to do it with pop group, when using particles, but with rbd packed objects, it's not working. Please suggest a solution.
  16. I made some simulations with RBD and had some problem with density of objects. so, first at all, I just made this simple scene and can't understand how does this sim goes. At Gif, Left ball has 1 density, and Right one has 10000000 density. but look, It looks very same with each ball :S What should I add for this ?? I made house scene so I wanted to set up density of TV has high level, and some pictures on table has low level. but It seems very same like that scene. Help me ! Sorry for my poor English and Thanks for read
  17. I'm trying to imitate the motion of rocks falling on dirt. Since the RBD Solver seems to give me more accurate and realistic looking results over the Bullet Solver, I decided to go with that method using RBD Fractured Object. When I first had my scene setup with Bullet, I was able to use a little VEX in the SOP Solve to artificially reduce velocities as rocks fell below a certain Y value. It seems like that setup isn't compatible with my RBD setup, so I was wondering what would I need to do to get it working? In addition, how can I write an expression that would tell the solver to reduce the velocities of the objects by half and double their weight each time they impact the ground? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! RBDTest_001.hiplc
  18. Hi ! I am working on RBD in Houdini 16.5.268 and I render it with redshift 2.5.56 I have some problems during the rendering : we see the edges of the fractures ! I tried a lot of things without managing to get rid of it. It works fine in mantra, no artefact. My geo has UVs, Normals and rest position. Do you have any idea of how to correct that please ? Scene is attached and some pics of the results. PS : I also had other problems while rendering rbd in redshift. In some scenes, applying two different materials with different displacement values on inside and outside groups of an object results with a gap between inside and outside faces. In other scenes, the displacement of inside surfaces flicked. It seemed that it was moving along time, I didn't find out why. I read the redshift documentation and watched several tutorials but maybe I don't work the correct way with displacement in redshift, could someone help me ? Thank you very much ! Have a good day ! no tessellation no displacement tessellation no displacement no tessellation displacement tessellation displacement mantra displacement material MAT_prob_v01.hipnc
  19. hi, we have created a dynamic car rig where there is main body and 4 wheels constraint with conetwist, which works fine if i apply a pop force. the car moves and wheels rotate and do obstacles bumping, so far so good. the pop force with multisolver apply force on every object in the simulation. which is annoying. now we want to apply the force only to the body to carry the motion along. how do we do this???
  20. scaling RBD sim problem

    Hey guys! Hoping you can help me out with this. Trying to get this RBD sim to time properly, tried even scaling the scene in the HIP file for the DOP network to have best avail information. Density should be pretty accurate for steel as well. The sim feels like its going in slow motion / in space / another planet- gravity feels very low even though its definitely the correct -9.8m/s^2. Should I just speed it up post- cache? Or is there some option I'm not looking at. Pretty new to Houdini, so let me know what y'all think / any other suggestions? Thanks!! F150_body_metal_v01.abc preview_cache_v01.mov 180505_hardConstraintTest_v07_metal_only_slide.hiplc
  21. Hi All, I am playing around with Houdini trying to destroy a big monument (Arch of Triumph) with Bullet. The model is made of some 170 000 bricks modeled individually, not to mention the cracks I made that add some thousands of mid-size debris, and all of that maintained with more than 2 millions constraints. After some expensive tests, it appears, of course, that it cannot be simulated one shot on my computer, as it breaks the 64Gb RAM I have available to me as soon I start to delete too many constraints and things start to collide in every directions. So I have split the work into several simulations, in « cascade », to divide and conquer : I start with the lower part of the monument, then I use the cached sim as an animated static object in the next simulation and so on. Again, after some tests, I have that : the first sim is going well, but the second sim crashes after 16 frames, breaching the 64Gb of RAM. BUT : when I trigger the first simulation, then close Houdini (RAM usage is cleared, I can see it on the ressources monitor of WIndows), open Houdini again and run the second sim, everything is fine. So, because I am a lazy man that wants to automatize things at the maximum, I would like to be able to trigger the whole at once, without manually restarting Houdini and taking over the jobs where it stopped : how could I flush the memory completely from the « out » context, where I have my Fetch and Batch nodes (pointing to the various ROP Geometry after each of my successive DOP networks), and where I would like to flush the memory between each Batch and the next Fetch ? By the way, is this behavior of Houdini « normal », or is it some memory leaks (intrinsic to the software and the way it was coded) ? Thanks for your help ! PS : this topic has been very discussed in many places on the forum, but after having read several threads, I didn’t find any satisfaying answer...
  22. SOP Solver Issue

    I'm having a strange issue. For some reason in my SOP solver, the geo will only show pieces rather than the whole thing. I would love any ideas or input thank you, everyone!
  23. How could I make this dynamic ?

    Hi ! I'm a beginner of Houdini and I have no idea how could I make this... If Box on top is moving front, back, left or right, Tube and sphere has to be moved too. but the Tube has to move like wire(or something like a rope) and so sphere attached at end of the wire. Like this image, bulb attached to rope and rope attached behind of celling. I did some ways to make it, used pin constraint and spring constraint but I don't know how could I attach those objects. If you help me, I will be my big big pleasure ! Thank you for read and sorry for my poor English. Have a good weekends !! bullet-bulb-industry-ceiling-pendant-with-black-cord_1427692337841.webp
  24. Hello! I would like some advice on RBD simulation. (I've been trying to figure it out by myself for hours but it doesn't work... please help..!) Thank you in advance!! :> Scene I'm willing to make : Starting from frame85, Object falling and at the same time breaking apart due to the character. Problem : the object only shatters in the air and wouldn't come down. (the broken pieces come down though) (Hipfile attached below) portfolio_v02_vol01.hipnc
  25. Particle collision Physics with RBD

    I'm trying to get good physical interaction between a baked RBD geo and a particle system and the particles seem like they are either all stuck or all slide with nothing in between? I'm bringing in the RBD as a static object collider, with deforming geometry turn on, and set the collisions to Use Surface Collisions (the green guide one). The particles collide but for the most part they stick really harshly even when friction is turned down all the way. If I go onto the pop solver and in the collision behaviour tab, set the response to slide.. they slide but then it looks like its on ice and the friction controls are disabled. Any ideas how to get a good setup? I'm trying to make something like rock debris on a cracking ground surface. so there should be some tumble and roll but eventually come to a stop, maybe a slight bit of bounce but not really too "bouncy" either.
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