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  1. Flip extruded borders

    Hi, I have a problem with a flip simulation. I'm trying to do a big splash but when I convert the particles to surface, it creates these strange lines or extruded polygons on the border of the box simulation. Someone knows what is happening? I've tried to modify various parameters in the particlefluidsurface node but this only change the place or the shape of this weird polygons. Thank you very much for the help. PD: I can't make bigger the box cause I'm limited by a real camera shot.
  2. Paint splash via heightfields?

    Hey guys, Been trying to wrap my head to do this cool effect by Fernando Magalhães for Future Deluxe, asked him thinking it was flip, but he told me it was heightfields, any thoughts? Here are some failed attemps I did: Any info would be great! Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone, I have been looking to create slow-motion flip sim using a narrow band tank and dropping an RBD object into it. I have seen older advice like this from Atom about adjusting the Time Scale inside the Flip solver: https://vimeo.com/121376943 But when I followed the instructions it doesnt seem to work - as its many versions old from the current H18 there could be a lot of reasons for this. Does anyone have any up to date information of how to achieve this? Currently I am going round in circles adjusting the Velocity Scale and Time Scale in a never ending fight to get it to slow down correctly but also maintain the splash velocity. I cant seem to get the flip sim to match the Time Scale of my RBD at all, the flip is always moving way too fast. Any help would be great!
  4. I have a scene where I am dropping a bottle into a flip tank all at small scale. The issue im having is that I am getting a quite a large space/void between the bottle and the liquid. Im trying to reduce this and make the liquid hug the bottle more in the beginning and not blow outwards and make this gap. The setup is an RDB of the bottle falling using gravity from around 10cm into the tank, both the RDB and Flip have been slowed down to 0.025 in time scale. I tried a number of things like lowering the velocity scale, upping the subframes from 10 to 30 in the RDB and upping the subframes in the DOP network to 4/5, and changing the surface tension and viscosity, but it still happens. There is no problem with the collision guide and I dont have any sort of surface offset on that either, it matches the bottle perfectly. You can see in the attached screen grabs that the bottle has barely entered the fluid surface but has created a large void underneath it blowing out the liquid. This is the sort of splash im aiming for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npAuLi1y5AA Dramatic but close and not blowing out internally too much. I know my bottle is a different shape to that reference but my sim seems way off and I cant seem to figure out how to lessen that gap. Any suggestions I would be very welcome as nothing I seem to try is making the gap any smaller. Thanks!
  5. Hello, I have set up a simple narrow band flip tank and am dropping a small object (cosmetics bottle) into the tank. The issue im having is on the first frame that the object collides with the fluid it shoots a bunch of random particles out that escape from the narrow band and then re-collide with the underside of the fluid and cause ripples on the surface that I dont want to create. The RDB sim is running at a time scale of 0.05 and gravity is the only force in the scene so its moving very slowly. The time scale for the flip solver is 0.1 to get some splash, but as you can see from the attached photos its not anything crazy. Can anyone suggest a way to either stop this from happening or kill these particles before they collide with the narrow band? Im not the most versed at flip so this may be a very quick fix Appreciate any thoughts or help with this!
  6. Simple geyser

    I was trying to create a simple geyser in houdin, but not beeing FX my primary specialties I am a little bit stuck... I would like to make the geyser emit not constantly but over time with different splashes but not quite familiar on how to use chops or additional forces to affect the particles so I am quite stuck. I found few sources online but not really helping...so if anyone has any idea I am stuck at this Thanks test_geyser_v001.hiplc
  7. This is one of the FX development I did for the Chinese animated feature 哪吒 (NeZha). All the FX are done in Houdini using flip and custom airfield to generate the waterfall effect, rendered in Mantra and final comp in Nuke.
  8. Waterfall Bending VFX breakdown from 哪吒 (NeZha). I was responsible for all the FX and rendering FX elements. All the FX are created in Houdini and render in Houdini Mantra, final composite done in Nuke.
  9. Hi; How can I add velocity to a fluid points, to generate such a splashing sphere (like the image below)? Thanks for helping.
  10. Splash without tank

    Hello everyone, I am trying to decipher how this magician created this effect (video below) and am having trouble. Does anyone have literature or links they can think of to help me out? I am still pretty new to Houdini so I really only have the basics of the effect down. I have scattered particles around the impact zone but can't seem to get the velocity to go in the direction that I want, much less be able to adjust them with a slider. Any help would be much appreciated.
  11. intersection splash

    Hi! I have a project they need a intersection splash with a simple sphere, like a ocean splash onto a big rock. I have an example of what i want to do... Is this one: https://vimeo.com/41347507 On my scene, i have a sphere with a grid (is my ocean) and in the intersections, a POP NET produces a lot of particles... But, the particle just "pop out" and do not splash onto the sphere... would there be something missing? Thank you so much! splash_crowd.hip
  12. Crown Splash

    Hi guys! I have to create a really nice crown splash on a current project. although I have been struggling to achieve the nice defined droplets that form at the edge. I am starting with the shelf tool for the crown splash and adjusted a lot of the settings but with no luck. If anyone had any tips or even dare I saw a sample hip file I would be extraordinarily appreciative. I have also attached my Hip file to this post. CrownSplash_v007.hip
  13. Puddle Crown Splash

    Hi Guys I have a project where I have to do a single water droplet into a thin flat puddle. I have been trying a few things, starting with a crown splash simply using a wave tank. Then blending that into a puddle mesh I have build, then using the ripple solver to add ripples potentially to the edge of the puddle. I have also tried to do the whole thing in a wave tank shaped, as my puddle. Although I am having a lot of issues keeping the edges of the puddle still in this case. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as how you would approach this simulation and maybe is there a different technique I should be pursuing. thanks guys!
  14. Hi everyone, i got a question and can't figure a way out. Imagine a bottle, and a mesh that perfectly fits into that bottle. I want to convert the mesh into a flip fluid and when i turn on gravity i want it to be as big as before. So my bottle is filled. The reason why i want that, is that I have a drop coming from above and falling into that bottle. When it collides with the fluid inside the bottle, I want a little splash and then the sim is done. How can i get a filled bottle that stays filled after I turn on the Sim. Maybe someone got the same problem or a solution, but i can't get my head around it! Thanks and Cheers!
  15. Hey Magicians!, I've got a flip tank and I need a splash from a object that collides on the side of the wall, how can I get this effect? so far I faked by making 2 sims and merging but there's probably a better way to do this. I need to have the boundaries closed on the flip so I don't get "air" on the sim. This is the result that I get with the closed container and it needs that outer splash Any tip will be great! thanks!
  16. Hello, I am doing a big ocean simulation where a wave is hitting a object. And there I want to create whitewater(spray) splash. But I don't want to create foam and particles to spread in the whole tank instead of that I want the particles to spread in a particular defined area, So that simulation can run fast otherwise it is taking lot of time. Is there any way to do that?
  17. Flip Splash - Grid Scale Optimisation

    I'm doing a flip sim of a splash. My particle separation is 0.006 which produces 14mil particles so pretty low. However because its quite a big splash the bounding box of the sim gets quite large so by the end of the sim I have 600mil voxels in the surface volume and 115mil voxels in the vel volume. So this is crashing my machine (which has 128GB ram)... My grid scale is the default of 2 but the vast majority of those voxels will be wasted since there are no particles in most of the bounding box. Is there any way to optimise this? The obvious way would be to use sparse volumes in dynamics instead of Houdini's native volumes but I imagine that would be creating a flip solver from scratch.. Or can I increase the grid scale without it negatively affecting the sim too much (i'm going to test this now..) I've attached a flip book of the sim https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k3Kexf-DJ5_ULPLt6dpsfx5f9LtW2OVz
  18. Hi, I have general questions about FLIP. For instance, there are splashes like an attached picture. If I want to change velocity or delete splash/spray, I think there are 3ways. The FLIP concept could make it tricky because FLIP contains particle and volume fields together. Thus, questions are: 1 - in general, if I want to change velocity or delete splash, do I need to modify the both of particles and field together? Or just modify one of them? 2 - It's kind of similar question as #1, but, when we use sinkFLIP and pump and sourceFLIP; 2a - pump seems to add velocity, but it's strange why source volume sets copy, and velocity sets normalized?? It should set source Volume none, and set velocity normalize OFF. Also, why don't we use pop node to change particle velocity directly?? 2b - sink seems to just kill particle, but why sourceVolume is maximum? It should be subtract although it's not exist.. And there is still surface volume exists after deleting particle... Can't we use just pop kill to remove waterVolume/splash? 3c - sourceFLIP looks just adding particle. I guess we can add velocity with particle together, then when it passes solver, it create water volume (surface field and vel field), then why don't we just use pop-source to add particle with velocity?? 3 - There is FLIP solver > particle motion > Droplets > and min/max particle Density. However, there is no density attribute. What density talks about and how they calculate density?? Thanks for reading a lot of questions!!
  19. Meshing Small Splashes

    Helloo, I'm working on some small splashes etc. For a project. And I'm at a point where eradicating mesh jitter is near impossible at the scale/amount of particles I'm using. The splashes are small and need a more chunky look, so I cant just up the resolution particles wise and hope that it meshes better as this completely changes the look. (The look I'm after isn't super high res realistic splashes at all as this is for a texture going into games) Ive tried meshing manually via VBD from particles instead of the default particle fluid surface - VDB from particle fluids - in combination with other vdb operations. Ive also tried point replicating so each point I have is 5 rather than one in the hope it reduces the likelihood of jitter and particles are closer together and theirs a higer count. Ive also tried upto 3 substeps in the base sim in the hope it maybe has more particles between one another. It seems almost silly when I've had the simulation as I've wanted very quickly but cannot get a small splash mesh without jitter. (Even tried motion blur to ease the effect but needs to be very strong to work and then smears the render more than getting rid of jitter) Any tips or ideas on the matter would be great (if I happen to solve it in the meantime ill post a file or at least a good description of how I got their eventually) - I have a feeling it may come down to trying every value possible in the particle fluid surface node or even animating certain parameters in their
  20. Sticky Splash?

    Hey magicians, I'm trying to takle an effect wich a Splash sort of come out of a screen, Any suggestions on what would be the Best way to approach something like this? Flip fluids with density driving by color? Particles to vdb with vortex? Thanks in advance
  21. Spark + hip file

    Download : https://www.dropbox.com/s/amy4f2smp8qt2m4/Spark - H16.rar?dl=0
  22. Canary Surge V2

    Hi there! this is my new Canary Surge V2, improved workflow for whitewater, foam and shading stuffs.Please watch in HD 720. Vimeo compression kill of the fine details sorry. http://ipsvfx.com/project/canary-surge-v2/
  23. i have a problem with the splash that comes from collision object into the flip fluid ,i created a flat tank and i imported a strawberry obj and make it to Hero RBD with volume collision , bu tas you see the splash is too weak and the feedback of the fluid jumping after the collision is too high, and i got tired trying to solve it to look realistic particle separation : 0.045 = almost 10 mil density of the fluid : 1100 collision feedback scale : 0 collision force scale : 1 viscosity of fluid: 35 surface extrapolation: 0.001 velocity transfer: swirly kernal surface tension: 10 vorticity : on preservation rate: 0.1 use friction and bounce in solver is off Dop SUbsteps : 2 falling strawberries density : 100 solver type = RBD Houdini version : 16.0.621 hip file included + obj strawberry will be thankful if anyone helped me reference splashes: in this video the reference for the jumping fluid after the collision in the youtube video ate the 0:17 just a simple splash close to crown splash Chocolate_sim.rar
  24. splash flip

    Hi friends of houdini. I stay looking this Fx and I love it a lot. Some guy to knows how I can do this: Many thanks for advanced
  25. Hi guys! I am simulating liquid for my job project about christmas. I can't simulate shape of fluid which would satisfy me. I need liquid with viscosity of milk or somethink more viscous. Another thing I want to achieve is specific shape of fluid (which is presented on examples). I tried simulate this with: geometry, which fell down in to the water tank; emitter and wine glass; POP Curve Force. I am aware that could be kinda noobish question but I ask you to help me investigate where I am making mistake.
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