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  1. The Vancouver Houdini User group is happy to host this years Houdini Users meetup mixer at Siggraph 2018. Please come and join us and fellow artists for a beer and nibbles, at Craft Beer Market (www.craftbeermarket.ca) on Monday 13th August from 7pm. You don't need a Siggraph pass but you do need to register to attend via this handy Everbrite link. We look forward to welcoming you all to Vancouver and Siggraph with a cool beverage, some Sidefx merchandise and the chance to win 200 Grid Market credits for online render time. The event has been made possible by the support of the following sponsors: Sidefx, Zerply.com, DNEG, MPC, and GridMarkets. We look forward to seeing you there Ed Lee Social Admin Vancouver Houdini User group
  2. lightning_test.hipnc Hello everybody, I am new to Houdini and am eager to learn more every day. I started with some lightning effects and got stuck where I wanted to create a slider for its growth. If the lighting develops it should start with the main branch. As soon as it reaches the first secondary branch, the secondary branch should start developing as well as the main branch should continue with its develpoment and so on. In my file you will see a rudimentary version - (I needed to take out a lot of nodes to get a proper overview again) - of the lightning so far. My idea about how to procede was as following: Have a carve sop for the main branching, the secondary branching as well as the third branching. Paste the relative parameters of the "second u" channel of the main branching into the channel of the secondary and third branching and subtract an offset, which would be the distance of the basepoints from one branching to the basepoints of the following branching. For that I merged the basepoint groups, added a sort sop to bring the point numbers in order, then added an add sop to connect the points. If this had worked, I would have created a distance attribute for me to know the offset. But what I probably need is a wrangle sop in order to specify that I only want to connect the points from the same branches in order to measure the distance between for example basepoints2 and basepoints3. The animated seed of the scattered basepoints will probably make it more complicated since it changes the oder of the point number as well from the sort sop. Maybe I am completely on the wrong track and there is another - maybe even less complicated - way of doing this, so I would be happy about all responses. If you've got any ideas on how I could do this, especially how I can write it out in a wrangle node, I would appreciate all help I can get.
  3. 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/
  4. Link to tutoial -> https://gum.co/imSYS In this comprehensive stand alone tutorial we will go over how to set up scene-scale clustered pyro simulations and blend them together post-simulation to make it appear as if it is one large simulation. This process will lower simulation time, allow for higher resolutions, and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. This process will also optimize large scale pyro scenes, so that simulations are only calculated where absolutely necessary and blend them together so that it appears as if it is the same volume. This tutorial comes with all digital assets, a documented and fully set up file as well as a starter file for following the tutorials along the same as I work through them. An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow, learn some VEX and create massive sims. Includes a documented scene file and all digital assets! Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future to create massive simulations and squeeze in those extra few iterations before deadlines! You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.
  5. Pyro Clustering Tutorial

    In this tutorial we will go over how to set up optimized pyro clustering with oriented DOP containers in Houdini given a piece of geometry moving through a scene. This process will lower simulation time and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. Link to Tutorial -> https://gum.co/TqUNR We first go over how to get things set up quick and easy and in the second half of the tutorial we make further optimizations using VEX. We'll look at how to rewrite cluster points to do exactly what we need it to, which includes rewriting the resample sop using VEX. An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow and learn some VEX. Includes the scene file! Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future and squeezing in those extra few iterations before deadline! You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.
  6. Hello everyone! Our new GridMarketsFeatured Houdini Artist is Ehsan Parizi. Learn why he dedicates time to personal projects and discover his colourful Houdini growth patterns! We hope you enjoy the new feature! Have a great week, Patricia and the GridMarkets Team
  7. Just wanted to let you guys know, SideFX and Pluralsight have developed a new "Skill Path" on the Pluralsight platform. There's a specific list of courses for getting started and a test that helps you find out where you should start in the list if you already know some Houdini stuff but want to get better in certain areas. Check it out here: www.pluralsight.com/sidefx And there is a new course about designing VEX driven digital assets too: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-designing-vex-driven-digital-assets It's a course by Jonathan Granskog... I met him at FMX this year, super smart guy and a great course. Check it out if you get the chance. -- Cheers!
  8. Hi all, It has been a while since the last Houdini user group in LA, so in an effort to help reboot it, Sidefx is organizing a new Los Angeles Houdini User Group (LAHUG). http://www.meetup.com/LA-Houdini-User-Group/ This is a great opportunity for Houdini artists from all over LA to meet and network. It's cool if you use Houdini, but it's also cool if you don't but want to learn or are considering it. Besides the networking opportunity I will also be presenting some of the work that was done by Method Studios on Ant-Man (mostly ant swarms and macro environments), it should be a fun event with lots of cool visual effects. http://www.meetup.com/LA-Houdini-User-Group/events/230403142/ Please do RSVP if you intend on coming so Sidefx can plan it a bit. Details: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:30 PM SideFX Conference Room 3200 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405, Santa Monica, CA (map) The room is located in the Santa Monica Business Park, at the corner of Ocean Park Blvd. and 31st St. (across 31st St. from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf). https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0207133,-118.4517402,19.75z Join us for the first meetup of the recently restarted LA Houdini User Group! We will introduce ourselves, hear a presentation about movie VFX, and have some time to meet each other and talk. Agenda: 7:30pm - Announcements & introductions 8:00pm - Presentation by Peter Claes of Method Studios about his work on Marvel's Ant Man. 8:30pm - Q&A with Peter 9:00pm - Socializing & networking For those that can't make it, I'm trying to get approval for this presentation to be recorded, but that is not straightforward with Marvel. Thanks & see you there!
  9. Knitting with SideFX Houdini?

    Turkish Houdini artist Alican Görgeç is producing amazing knitting work - using SideFX Houdini! If you'd like to find out more about his technique, you can read our new Gridmarkets artist profile: http://www.gridmarkets.com/alican-gorgec.html
  10. SideFX at IndieCade 2015

    SideFX will have a booth at this year's IndieCade! We'll also be doing a talk on using Houdini for game development, and we'll have 2 playable indie games that were built with Houdini, Planet Alpha 31 and DragonMaze. Hope to see you there!
  11. BulletSOP - Open source

    BulletSOP is implementation of Bullet library (bulletphysics.org) inside SideFx Houdini (sidefx.com). It's a plugin for creating incredibly large rigid body simulations on average PC. The Tool is very powerful, flexible and speed is very impressive as well as memory footprint. The plugin is free and without limits! So you can create truly stunning massive simulations. BulletSOP is compiled for Houdini production builds. It includes many example scenes (beginner -> professional) which are probably the best learning resources. Official repository on Github. Main features: - Bullet RBD Solver - Support for multiple Broadphases, Constraints Solvers - Loading data from previous frame - Geometry decomposition (Tetrahedra, Voxels) - Static/Animation body - Convex Hull - Compound Hull - Deform static Hull - Primitive Hulls - Constraints (auto-generating, spring, 6DoF) - Collisions Groups - Object Forces - Point Radius Forces - Delete Duplicity data - Instancing - Emitting system - Includes many example scenes for studying - Support for Windows(64bit), Linux(64bit) and OSX(64bit) Links: Houdini: www.sidefx.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin....Houdini-4796605 More author's videos: vimeo.com/user3251535 Create freely, simulate quickly and enjoy fully! Best wishes, Milan Suk
  12. Montreal Houdini User Group

    Hey everyone, I am about to move to Montreal for work and I was wondering if there's a Montreal Houdini User Group up in Montreal. If so, it'd be awesome to meet up and share ideas and knowledge and whatnot
  13. Hello. Has anyone stayed install older versions of Houdini for Linux and windows? thanks.
  14. Napalm Explosion (PyroFX)

    Morning everyone! This was done using PyroFX 2 in Houdini 12.1 using texture emission. The surreal look of the explosion is intentional. If anyone wants, I will be happy to share the hip file. https://vimeo.com/63142836 Cheers, Ari
  15. Showreel 11_2012

    Hi Folks, Just updated my reel since my time at SideFX is coming to an end and am looking for work as an FX Artist/ TD. Breakdown to follow but here's the link. https://vimeo.com/53809110 Software used is Houdini, Maya, Nuke and more. Best Saqib
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