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  1. Hi, im trying to render a simple pyro explosion with Vray. My steps are pretty simple for now: I added a pyro sim from the shelf tools to my scene gave the sim a material that has the Volume Grid shader https://imgur.com/a/rdjdjtY This is what i end up with. Inside the Volume Grid under Fields i enable Fire, and use the flame attribute, but nothing changes. I have full controll over the Smoke parameters in the Smoke tab, but nothing changes when adjusting parameters in the Fire Tab. Here are my Volume Grid Settings: https://imgur.com/a/kBtFDZm Im sure im just forgetting a step or something. I would appreciate any help. Thanks! pyro_vray_test.hiplc
  2. Hey there, After spending a fair amount of time on SOP and VEX, I'm now learning basic volumes handling. I found a behavior I don't really understand and can't find any ressources on the subject. I created a simple setup to change the density of a scalar volume with the distance to a point. Everything works as expected, but when I move the point to a bound of the volume, the density from on side seems to be "reflected" on the other side of this volume. Looking at the screenshot, we should only get yellow values on the left (where the point is), the right side should be blue. Seems to me there are three possibilities here: - My volume wrangle might be wrong, - There is something I didn't understand about volumes, - There is something wrong with the way I setuped the volume visualization. Can someone explain what I didn't get right? Thanks strange_density.hip
  3. Hi guys I have a cloud volume render problem. I creat a instance VDB cloud and use ass to arnold render But in some places there appeared undesirable lines I will not have this error when I test in a single cloud and I only use standard_volume as the Shading I am also sure that there are no lights in these directions(2 arnold light) The horizontal or straight line in the image below is my problem I don't know how it is caused, is there any solution?
  4. I need to get clean glowing Volume Lighting AOV in Redshift. First attached image is what I have in renderview - it's precisely what I want. Second one is what I get once I have my EXR. I dont need all this smoke. How do i fix it?
  5. Hi all, i'm trying to render volume with redshift but my render look lowres compared with the viewport on the left. Could somebody please help? Thanks! nebulaR&D_v01.hiplc
  6. Rendering thin lines Mantra

    Hi all, Recently I have been trying to understand a bit more about rendering. I was trying to achieve something similar with Mantra. My approach from past experience would be running a pop sim and drawing lines out of the particles to create straight trails as the picture shows. I would then volumerasterizeattributes an attribute like curveu which is ramped to control the intensity along the curve. It would essentially create a volume to render in Mantra and then use Micropolygon rendering to render the volume slightly faster than PBR. I would use a pyroshader and would wire the rasterized attribute into the temperature and density to give it some intensityand color. What I can't seem to achieve is these thin lines that are shown on the photo, I end up with a very thick individual lines in the volume regardless how low I push the pscale or how high the point count is. I assumed I needed more subdivisions to prevent the volume from stepping which solved the issue to some degree but took a tool by being a lot heavier in the scene, but I still can't get the thin lines like in the preview. Can someone explain their approach on how they would use POP's and lines to create such result as the picture shows, or just clarify that it is indeed a necessity to push the pointcount quite high and reduce the pscale in volumerasterize as low as my hardware allows. Thanks, C
  7. Hello, I'm trying to implement an OpenCL node that loops over "scatter1" node's points and changes density at the volume A's nearest voxel of every point. However, I can't figure out how to calculate the nearest voxel's index value. So I'd like to know how to calculate the voxel's index value. Also, in the "merge1" node, there is one point added by the volume A(Points count is increased by one after merging). Is there a way to exclude that point when looping over points? I attached my node setup and "opencl1" node's bindings setup below. Thank you.
  8. volume of an object affect on your effect

    hey guys , how can I calculate the volume of an object in VEX , I want to write something like this one below: the line of your script * volume of a specific object I used getbbox_size but the result is a scalar. I want everything in the object to have the effect. what should I do? best regards
  9. Volume shaping in dop network

    Hi guys! Recently I was asking for some advice on how to deform spherical parts of volume into different shapes (in my case skulls). And here is the best reply I've got: "You need a dop I/O node - target your dop network and then point it to your smoke object. Add an import field with the little plus button and import the field named "Pressure". This value is very small but if you use volume visualize nodes or volume vops you can fit the values to pull out the pressure range where these mushroom shapes occur. Once you know the range (usually somewhere around 0.02 to 0.00 for these shapes) you now have the correct mask range. You can now set "Pressure" as the control field in your disturbance tab on the pyro solver. Just make sure you use the correct range, then you can dial the strength of your disturbance applied in only the areas highlighted previously in your volume visualizer. One thing to note - if you want to identify them each you're going to need a sop solver. Once you have the pressure field isolated, you can convert the vdb to poly and use connectivity to seperate them out and then pack them to get a centroid for the specific mushroom. But you're going to want to blend the point position of that centroid over time as it may jitter or pop in and out of existence depending on the tightness of your isolation range. Once those points have a history they'll have velocity and direction you can use to orient your custom field that warps it into a skull or whatever." However, I'm stuck on the last step where I have to setup sop solver and feed the output back in a sim. I would be very grateful for any advice or more detailed instructions on how to set the last part up P.S. I've attached a basic setup file in case if needed sklsmk_test.hipnc geo_02.0001.bgeo.sc
  10. There's vel volume, but I can't see it with vdb analysis. Why not...? help me!
  11. Pyro, not working in Redshift

    Hello I am trying to render a pyro simulation in Redshift. I created a volume material in RS and applied to my Pyro import in Houdini.However I've got a message saying "Failed to find volume file. The file will be empty." I am not sure what I am doing wrong as I watched every possible tutorial about it and the steps seem to be correct. Can anyone help me figuring out what is wrong? I am uploading the file for reference. Many Thanks D Candle_03_Test.hiplc
  12. forces on particles with goal

    Hello! I am still very much getting acquainted with Houdini, but every time I need to use it I have a very specific purpose. This one has me stumped for now, but I am sure that someone versed in Houdini dynamics will resolve it very quickly! What I want to do is: fill a volume with spheres, make said spheres bounce off of each other on contact (like snooker balls), but also try and accommodate themselves onto the original shape (created by the volume). I have tried this with grains, but didn´t get too far. I am betting on doing it with particles: This path seems a lot more promising! I can get the ball´s pscale and id attributes, which will be a boon later on, when I need to swap the balls for different emojis (yes, it´s for a TV ad!). What I need to do: duplicate the current particle so I can use it as a "goal shape", with the same ids. This I can do. add an initial offset to the particles from the surface, ideally from the normals of the original geometry (or a smoothed copy). I can somewhat get it by tweaking the iso offset of the vdbtospheres node, but I worry that the IDs will be messed up. Ideally, I would add an offset to them, but not add any velocity. add a small amount of turbulence to the particles. This will eventually be animated to 0. make them collide with each other, based on their sphere geometry. The eventual geometry is basically spheres as well. make them try and reach their goal, and eventually settle down (a slider for this would be great!) Seems very achievable, but I need some light on how to make these connections! After that, I still will need to swap the spheres for 4 different groups of geometries, but I believe that I can glean information from tokeru.com (Emit_packed_prims_into_RBD_sim), and make it happen. Any help with this will be GREATLY appreciated! This is the scene file: C03_008_DVA.hip (if anyone is interested in taking a look at it!) cheers, Diego
  13. Hi; How can I delete smoke which enters inside a geometry (volume)? Thanks for helping. Smoke_Erase.hip
  14. volume position

    Hello, How do I grab the position of a volume from another input in a volume vop? If I create a bind node and set it to P, it lets me get the position of the volume in input 1. How can I get the position from a volume in input 2 or 3? Thanks
  15. Hi everyone, I'm trying to render vdbs with motion blur using mantra and arnold. With mantra it's working fine, but with arnold the motion blur won't be proper. I made a comparison. You can clearly see, something is not right. It became more obvious when I increased the velocity. The motion blur with mantra is excellent, but with arnold it became a mess. Do you have any idea what is happening here?
  16. Hi I'm making vellum simulation which is advected by volume. and I wanted to change the color of vellum sim into velocity color. But, as you see, in any voxel of boundary box of smoke has few of density and velocity so they have changed even where I don't want to change the color. I just thought if i could cut of all of black voxel in smoke boundary box It wouldn't happen. or, If I can use density data of smoke sim, I can multiply it into my vellum pointwrangle node so If It has low density value, color has not changed. How can I fix this ?? Sorry for my poor English and hope you help me :)) Thank you
  17. Hi everyone, did a pyro sim along with a collision object. When I up the density from 1 to 4 in the pyro shader, the voxels are getting visible (attached an image to the post showing the issue). Is there any way to prevent that or soften the voxels on the outside in a post process or something? Cheers, Christian
  18. Upres external simulation

    Is ist possible to make a simulation in embergen, export as vdb, import into houdini, and upres the simulation using gas upres? (you have density, temperature, vel, fuel and heat)
  19. volume shading

    I tried to create a muzzle flash base on this vimeo. In Houdini, I converted the polygon to volume, but I don't know how to apply material to it since the effect is not create by Pyro DOP Network. I tried either pyro post porcess and flame material, both didn't work. How should I apply the material properly? shading volum.hipnc
  20. Hi; I would like to create a VDB from a polygon (that contains UV texture) and after some deformations (like anti-alias noise), I would like to convert it back to polygon. I tried to transfer UV attribute from volume to deformed polygon by turning the "Transfer Surface Attribut" option ON, in "ConvertVDB SOP", but it doesn't work in some parts of the final result. Thanks for helping. uv_Volume.hip
  21. Hello; I would like to apply patterns like "Rings", "Stripes" or "Ripple" to a volume, using "Volume VOP", but it doesn't work. So, how can I fix this? Thanks for helping. Volume_Pattern_01.hip
  22. Hello; In a Flip_Fluid simulation, to change dynamically "viscosity" attribute in some parts of fluid, I would like to transfer viscosity, from an animated volume into the simulation. I tried to import viscosity attribute using a "Volume Source", but it doesn't work. Thanks for helping. Viscosity_01.hip
  23. Hello people! I'm currently trying to render pyro exoplosion with the motion blur in Redshift and I didn't succeed with any of my aproaches. I tried Convert to VDB , and then Merge Volume in Velocity mode with the motion blur ON but nothing works yet. I found few HIP examples but they neather don't work. Is there anybody who ever did this? Too bad there's nothing about it in the Redshift official documentation too. Please help
  24. I want create the volume with the particle. BUT, I don't know how to control the volume in dop network. I would had search during a lot of time in , but i had been not solved... wall.hipnc
  25. Hi; In my FlipFluid simulation, I tried to use a volume as a collision, but it doesn't work. How can I fix this? Thanks for helping. VolumeCollision_Test_01.hip