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Hi everyone, I have a persistent problem with flip simulations. I have a guided ocean layer sim with a flip surface and a boat sailing (static object in the simulation DOP). The problem being that the inside of the collision boat is filled with particles every frame because of reseeding. I already have "Kill inside collision" checked in the Ocean source node and I don't want to turn off reseeding. Is there anything that can I do to avoid the reseeding inside the collision vdb? Am I missing something in the workflow?
Hello Houdini pros! I'm using the FLIP Solver's Reseeding feature, but it doesn't seem to be applying enough reseeding in the areas that count. It is reseeding the entire FLIP tank, where I'm really only needing the detail in the splash. Current train of thought: Create group of particles that are above the waterline (my current method isn't great, as it groups all points above P.y 0.01) Apply reseeding only to that group. Have had a search around online and have found one person talking about this, but not how to impliment it. Any help is greatly appreciated! Reseed_Above_Waterline.hipnc
Feather posted a topic in EffectsIf you're flip simulation flickers from using reseeding particles this threads for you. TLDR: I've found a temp solution but want a better one. Inside the flip solver search for a node called "Gas Seed Markers"(Its renamed to "Reseed Particles") Uncheck the "Build Inside Surfels". This will stop the popping but maintain the effect of deleting the unnecessarily dense overlapping particles. Starting this thread for myself to document my thoughts on this but also for anyone else who needs reseeding to keep their simulation in check. So far I have a temporary solution to my issue but I want a better one. My hope is that we can discuss a better means of achieving the desired result of consistent fluid particle density without flicker or popping. The masterclass doesn't explain reseeding and I couldn't find much on the topic in forums or elsewhere for how it works. The node responsible is Gas Seed Markers(GSM form now on). It checks the number of particles per voxel within the surface field for inside the fluid and outside within a given number of boundary voxels and does three things. A. When particles exceed the desired density per voxel GSM will cull the points of that voxel. B. If voxels beneath the surface do not have the correct density GSM will add points. C. If there are not enough particles on the surface, within 2-3 voxels GSM will fill that voxel with the desired number of points per voxel. It seems on one frame the GSM node will delete ALL particles within a voxel that exceeds the limit. Then the next frame, because the void was created it will then repopulate the void with the desired density. So this is where I'm hoping for some help in understanding, in order it's: 1. GSM determines particles are too dense. 2. GSM deletes all particles in voxel. 3. Complete solve (particles partially close in on this void) 4. Next Frame of solver - void still exists so GSM adds particles to this voxel with points = Flicker / Pop. So to start the thread: First - Does Gas Seed Marker delete all particles within a voxel that exceeds the density limit or is this an optical illusion? Second - I'm having trouble getting this node to function outside the context of the flip solver. I want to see it populate points into the Geometry data but it has a lot of requirements regarding the slice index that I don't fully understand. If anyone has or can create a working example of this node functioning outside the context of the flip solver I would greatly appreciate it. For now I'm going to try using two GSM nodes one after the other. The first only performs the cull operation and the second performs the fill before processing the solve. Will post back with results shortly.
Hi all, I was wondering if there is a simple way to group newly seeded particles during a flip sim. The reason I would like this option is that I have a sim where I'm not meshing the particles but rendering them directly and the seeded particles pop into existence in an unpleasing way, so I was hoping to somehow scale them up gradually over a few frames. Thanks in advance