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Hello odforce, first time posting here.

I am asset lookdev artist learning how to simulate foliage inside houdini, and I'm running into numerous problems.
I'm rigging the plant by scattering points along its surfaces, conecting points with lines and fusing together for a low res representation fo the original mesh. Then simulating the rig with vellum cloth and skining original mesh back to the sim.

The motion I'm getting is not natural at all, it is really tough to figure out proper values. I've used wire solver before and while its much easier to get natural spring motion out of the box I find it less flexible with different foliage shapes and sizes.

Animation and graph below - do I use proper setup? Do I set the constraints and forces properly? What can I do better? I'm learning houdini on the side so advanced VEX is out of the question for now, please dont go Entagma on me :D
I'm just scratching the surface of this awesome software, any feedback is most welcome.

bushTest.mov

palmTest.mov


vellumSIM.thumb.jpg.84436659c62082f4dd32b17d0926205a.jpg

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