Houdini 19.5 Shelf tools

FLIP Tank shelf tool

Generates node networks to create a half-filled box of FLIP fluid material, with proper boundary conditions to contain the fluid in the box.

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Overview

Note

This tool does not actually create a FLIP fluid tank object you can manipulate. It generates several node networks that together create the fluid box. To edit various aspects of the fluid tank, you will need to jump between different networks and nodes.

How to

To...Do this

Create a FLIP fluid tank

  1. On the Particle Fluids tab, click Flip Tank.

  2. In the viewport, click to place the tank. You can hold Alt to move up and down from the construction plane. Press Enter to place the box at the origin.

Tip

You can ⌃ Ctrl-click the tool to automatically create the tank at the origin.

Resize the tank

  1. In the network editor, go up to the Scene level, then double-click the fliptank_initial object to go inside.

  2. Click the wavetank node.

  3. Use the handles in the viewport or the parameters in the parameter editor to change the size of the box.

Change the fluid level

  1. In the network editor, go up to the Scene level, then double-click the fliptank_initial object to go inside.

  2. Modify the Water Level parameter to adjust the fluid level in the tank.

See also

Shelf tools

Using the shelf

  • Customize the shelf

    How to change the look of the shelf, change and rearrange its contents, and create your own shelf tools.

Technical