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Hi,yes another of those threads:)

Im new in Houdini,atracted by Flip solver,wonder if im doing things wrong

I feel Houdini slower than Naiad,not to mention its consume far more memory.

Even the display of particles its slower in Houdini.

I know Houdini its a big 3d app and Naiad its focused on just one thing.

But again seeing examples from the mighty Igor i see he keep using naiad and just translate the sim to Houdini for shading etc.

Wonder if you guys have the same experience or if im just doing things wrong,i even switch the particles from spheres to points,thats speed up things,but not to the level of Naiad.

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are you aware "mighty" Igor (mighty indeed), lastest examples have been completely simmed in H12.5, and has even redone some sims that he already did with Naiad?

For example:

Naiad house and cliff- https://vimeo.com/59273724

H12.5 - Second sim in this video https://vimeo.com/61817182

Naiad whale- https://vimeo.com/47484061

H12.5 - First sim in this video https://vimeo.com/61817182

He will surely be able to tell better, but so far my experience with Flips in Houdini 12.5 is nothing short of amazing. Again, I´m not a Naiad user.

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Doesn't matter either way cause you can't get Naiad anymore since Autodesk bought it and discontinued it (probably so they can integrate it into one of their existing products). Another option is RealFlow which has a FLIP solver and lots of other goodies like a node based event scripting system and meshes generated at render time. Though from what I've seen coming from Houdini lately there's not a lot of value in buying a stand alone simulator if you already have Houdini FX.

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are you aware "mighty" Igor (mighty indeed), lastest examples have been completely simmed in H12.5, and has even redone some sims that he already did with Naiad?

For example:

Naiad house and cliff- https://vimeo.com/59273724

H12.5 - Second sim in this video https://vimeo.com/61817182

Naiad whale- https://vimeo.com/47484061

H12.5 - First sim in this video https://vimeo.com/61817182

He will surely be able to tell better, but so far my experience with Flips in Houdini 12.5 is nothing short of amazing. Again, I´m not a Naiad user.

Thanks,yes i see lastest examples,also he keep using Naiad,his lastest work was done in Naiad.

ill keep testing

thanks guys

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Hi,

Netvudu i am not mighty, maybe little crazy but thats all. :)

Yes i still use naiad because i have licence, also all exporters that i need are in naiad. but now you can export PRT from Houdini so you can use Maya, Max with Krakatoa, or export bgeo and convert to vray.

New houdini is very powerfull you can do same thing like you have in naiad, all depends on the user.

Igor

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