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Hi All,

I am new to this forum and Houdini, I have moved to Houdini from 3dsmax mostly, but am after a clean start to try and do the whole thing in H.

My main interest is doing sci-fi/Horror VFX, but i am finding any information/tutorial hard to find.

I am after anything to do with limbs being chopped/ripped or whole body zombie FX (i know it will have to be running cloth/fem/rigid bodies and fluid/wetmaps all at the same time)

iI am confident using Pftrack/Nuke to composite/3d track/object track.

so i guess i am after 3 main tutorials.

FEM - slime/organs

Fluid - blood with wetmaps

Skin tear -cloth

then running multiple sims that interact.

Any help would be appricated.

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Hi All,

Quick update, i have been playing with FEM and animations, i have the soft body sort of worked out, i am after some heads up on making slime.

What i would like is a tenticle to shoot out and stick to a surface, when retracted see it close up leaving a sticky slime trail, as it pulls away the slime slowly pulling apart.

Any clues or ideas?

My guess it would be some kind of fluid, but how to make it stick to surfaces, im not sure.

but so far houdini, is fun and a bit mind blowing :), but so far so good.

 

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hey, what you're after remind me of a course I've since not long ago :

it's about custom solver :/ I thought it would be way above my level, but it's actually very understandable (when someone is showing you ...)

sticky constraint solver tool <-- sound like what you'll need.

I'll try to find you a link...

 

 

here it is: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-creating-custom-solvers-vex-wrangles-2433

 

good luck, and keep us posted ;)

Edited by 6ril

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On 4/29/2016 at 2:23 AM, kartel said:

so i guess i am after 3 main tutorials.

FEM - slime/organs

Fluid - blood with wetmaps

Skin tear -cloth

 

I just had a notion about a themed master class based on movie genre instead of just simulation type... then I found your old thread here!

Thanks for the additional inspiration! At this point those FEM sims would be in Vellum, I'm sure.

I was also thinking of:

- Atmospheric smoke, like a fog machine

- Head shot, with brains and blood

- Tattered skin, with dripping ooze

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