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  1. I created an infection solver to imitate the infection of fire spreading that is functional with a popnet as the source of the infection. I did it this way because the pyro spread node does not support pops as a source which is a different problem entirely. Everything works as it should however the infection solver only takes into effect after frame 9 which is strange because the pops should clearly be infecting from the very beginning. For some reason the solver doesn't take into account the beginning frames. Ive used this solver in other projects and has worked fine which leads me to believe it is a bug but if anyone could look over my project file and let me know if they see anything I don't? Thanks so much the file is setup so that you should press play and the problem be evident, the pops are red, wherever the infection is, is white and everything else i.e. the desk and papers should be black. After frame 9-10 the infection will begin although it should begin where ever the pops collide. InfectionSolver.hiplc with geos InfectionSolver.hiplc
  2. Hitters to the ground

    Hi, In Dop Network, my Hitters should HIT the ground, but I properly cannot solve this problem, How to fix this, Please ground.hipnc
  3. When I plug in a pop sim into a sop solver and dive into the solver only the initial particles on frame one are simmed and then nothing else how could I fix this?
  4. I have been searching for a solution to this for ages, does anyone know the correct way to have a typical infection solver be sourced by a pops sim? an example for needing this would be if you were making a flamethrower sim but needed the fire to actual be able to spread to objects that the "fuel" or "flame" touched in the scene. I tried doing this with the pyrospread solver but it only sources the beginning pops and doesnt update the stream pops group. everything works fine as long as the source input doesnt change which is the problem. someone had said using sop solver and attribute transfer would be a way to fix this but i have no idea how to make it work ive been stuck for months. any help would be greatly appreciated. another example if it wasnt clear would be a dragon breathing fire on to a character, how would you source a fire that could spread once the fire from the dragon collides with the character thank you!
  5. Optimized RBD Sim

    Hey guys ! I'm currently doing a RBD project and I was wondering if you guys had any tips on how I can make my sim more optimised so that it doesn't take 25 min for only 10 inactive frames. The fracture is pretty low res and all the substeps settings are low but the sim is still really slow and practically unworkable. I have 100K pieces correctly named and the building is world scale so i dont know what to do to make it workable, any tips? I would greatly appreciate ! Thank you
  6. Hello, I am triggering animation using a mask attribute, converting the mask to a group, and using a copy stamp to offset when animation is triggered. Using this workflow here by the awesome Matt Estela: https://www.sidefx.com/forum/topic/42799/ Everything works and seems great. What I am wondering, is if theres is a more up to date away of going about this that doesn't involve a copy stamp? Or doesn't involve converting my mask to a group? Ive attached a hip for anyone interested. Thanks you bunch of brainiacs! Trigger_Anim_mask.hiplc
  7. i have an initial selection of primitives that i append to over time. How can i track the birth and age of the newly added primitives in the group? i m stuck in the birth-age problem, but i have managed to isolate the newly added prims to the existing group. add_to_group_and_track_age.hip
  8. I'm building a simple solver for vine growth. Points created by the solver are then connected using an Add SOP via some id attribute. On each frame I want to pick some random points and spawn new ones with unique ids moving in different direction to form branches. Whats the best way to do it?
  9. Hey, bit of a specific use case here, but has anyone successfully used the .asCode() Python function with the SOP solver? I can't seem to get it to save and recreate the nodes inside of the sop level solver node. I spent some time researching it but haven't found anyone even mentioning this problem. Everything else seems to work fine with the function even the DOP level SOP solver. It's just the SOP level solver that has this issue. I'm kind of at my wit's end trying to figure this out. I might be missing something super simple or obvious here, but I'm hoping someone else has encountered this and figured out what is happening. I suppose it could also be a bug, I haven't taken the time to dig through all the change logs on the SideFX website. I'm currently encountering this in Houdini 18.0.348 (which has known issues with the .asCode() function) as well 18.0.597 (where those issues have supposedly been resolved). If anyone has any insight I'd really appreciate a nudge in the right direction. Cheers, Brandon
  10. Hey Houdini Users ! I am currently making a wetmap for my shot and I am having issue with the stepping when using the solver SOP. I tried increasing the substeps and also putting a Timeblend+Timeshift to interpolate between frames but neither of them seems to be working. If anyone know how to clear out this stepping and have a smooth trail for the wetmap please enlighten me Attached are the files, one is gif and other is mov. Wetmap_v001.mov
  11. Houdinified Acrylic Paintings

    Hey peoples! I recently started a personal project with the main purpose to explore setups that I either couldn't do during real production, curiosity or pure fun. As a base and also source of inspiration I'm taking real acrylic artworks of a good friend of mine. The photographs of the real artworks are prepped in Photoshop to be able to extract certain textures which I then use in Houdini to create my setups with. The concrete room was built out of a couple of individual decals and assets from Quixel. The whole thing is then being rendered with Redshift, comped with Natron and finalized in Davinci Resolve. From time to time it's seriously fun to play around with setups without having somebody behind me telling me what to do creatively like in a professional environment. No pressure, just fun Here's the first couple of clips I created in this series. Hopefully it's as fun to watch for you as it was creating it for me! You can also check it out on Instagram, Behance or Vimeo. Feedback, questions or whatever appreciated! Volume 1: Volume 2: Volume 3: Cheers!
  12. Hi. Im trying to make a growth setup. The simulation is too fast for me. I try to increase the FPS but didnt work. I also try the Retime sop but didnt work too. How can i make slower version a Solver Sop simulation? Thanks. 002.hip
  13. Hi, So I am thinking about creating the velocity in node geo1 and move the points in node geo2. The problem is, I want to change the velocity each frame so i have a solver node in geo1. let's call it solver1. when i want to move points in geo2, i created another solver node, solver2. I am thinking about simply reading the velocity in solver1 and use it in solver2, like using getattrib. However, I am not sure at each time frame what is the order of execution. How can I ensure that at each time frame solver1 is executed before solver2? Thanks!
  14. Hi I have a basic scene in which I have animated the rest length of vellum objects using a SOP solver. I then switch from the wrangle back to the 'dop geometry' at a certain frame. What I would really like to do is switch to the 'dop_geometry' when the restlength reaches a certain length. However I'm not sure how to reference this in an expression on the switch. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks Restlength_Switch.hipl
  15. Hey guys, I have a solver with a simple infection vex code that spreads the source for a pyro sim across a logo. The log later breaks apart, and is an imported alembic file. I can't figure out how to get the solver to update the alembics' animation each frame so that the fire will follow the parts that break off of the logo. I'm new to Houdini, and did a good amount of research, it looks like I need to tell the Prev_Frame node to look at an import of each frames deformations, I can't figure out how to do that however. Project attached, any help is appreciated, thanks! Fire_Sim_v006.hip
  16. I am simulating a beer overflow and somehow I can't get all the particles to slide down the collision geometry, which creates artifacts when meshing the simulation. Friction is set to 0 for both the flip object and staticObject (not animated), stickOnCollision on the flipSolver/volumeMotion is off and I have also set collision detection to none under the flipSolver/ParticleMotion Any ideas of what to try? Thank you (All the blue particles on the side of the pint don't move much towards the end of the sim)
  17. I have a solver (inside a genetic algorithm) that makes changes to a grid image at each step based on an analysis of the previous step's image. At the end of the solver a final image is outputted. I'd like to be able to see the changing images at each solver step. At the moment I can only see the final image because the solver completes all its steps inside a single frame, ie. it steps at a fractional frame rate, whereas the viewport update occurs frame by frame. I've been wondering if I could use something like time shift, time warp or retime but I can't work out how. I've also wondered if I could somehow force a viewport update at a fractional frame rate from inside the solver. Any ideas about how I could display image changes inside a solver or is it not possible?
  18. Ripple solver issue

    Hello ppl. I'm trying to figure out an issue with my simple ripple solver setup. The grid over which i'm triggering ripples, seem to moving down the Y direction slowly throughout the simulation. What am i missing? Attached the scene. Thanks! Ripples.hipnc
  19. Hello all! I have been trying to figure out how to dynamically update the constraints in a vellum constraints property node based off of the distance of the vellum object from a given point in space, but I cant figure out how to make this calculation dynamically in this context. I can measure the distance before and after the vellum solver with a distance node but they only give me static values in the solver context so I dont know how far things are once theyve moved. Havent been able to get xyzdist to work either. Any help would be greatly appreciated as this project is very important to me!!
  20. Hi guys' I would like to transfer some attributes from a fixed object to an animated one, using the Solver node but it seems that the Solver node doesn't accept animated geometries on its input, right? How can I fix it? Thanks for helping. AttributeTransfer_01.hip
  21. Rotation in Wirecaptures

    Hi, the wire capture and wire deform are not taking the rotation of the points to rotate the geometry, attaching the sample scene file below, Basically, I'm rotating the curve and deforming the geometry using wire capture and deformer but it's just moving leaving the rotation Thank You wirecapture rotation.hip
  22. Help in understanding Solver

    Hi everyone I'm kinda new to houdini and I've recently started playing with the Solver SOP, but I don't really understand how the geometry is processed inside the solver. Essentially if I try to move some points through a solver, what I see inside of it is a static mesh that moves its points but that doesn't really shifts (as if on every frame the points are set to 0 and then moved again) but if I look at the Geometry (one step above) viewport everything works as it should. Can also anyone help understand "dop import" node and how it works in the solver. Any help is appreciated. test_solver.hipnc
  23. Pyro and RBD interaction

    Hello, this may be very simple question, but I have struggled to find anything about the topic on my own. I am wondering how would you get pyro interact mutually with RBD packed simulation. Or what is the workflow for let's say explosion from the side of the building, when I want the explosion to be the force by which the building is being broken. I'd be super glad for any pointers or help. Thanks, Clear
  24. Hi, Is this the way to add a SOP Solver in the new RBD Bullet Solver SOP? I noticed that we have access to a lot of nodes inside it. It says "wire pop forces into here" but not sure how to hook up a SOP Solver. I'd like to set up some custom activation inside this RBD Bullet Solver SOP.
  25. Hey guys. am recently decide to use houdini as a 3D package and i have an issue in a rigid body simulation. The problem is: i have a chain ring that should drop on the floor and after dropping all ring chains should interact with each other. at this moment when i drop chain ring, all chain parts just dropSide Effects Houdini 2021.02.26 - 00.18.55.01.mp4Side Effects Houdini 2021.02.26 - 00.18.55.01.mp4Side Effects Houdini 2021.02.26 - 00.18.55.01.mp4Side Effects Houdini 2021.02.26 - 00.18.55.01.mp4 and don't interact with each other, they interact only with floor is that possible to make all chain parts collision object? Side_Effects_Houdini_2021_02.26_-_00_22.09_02.mp4
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