Houdini 20.0 Particles

Visualizing Forces

There are several ways to visualize forces in the viewport. The fastest way is to turn on the Guide parameter on the POP Force DOP. This will display the direction and magnitude of the force. In the following example, there is a directional force of 2 in the X axis.

If you increase the force to 10, the size of the guides will increase.

This is especially useful for visualizing noise.

You can also turn on Display Point Trails in the Display Options toolbar, which illustrates the direction the particles are moving, scaled by the timestep. The length of the guides show the actual time moved.


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