Animating Planet Engulfment in Houdini
A fun little project animating planet engulfment in Houdini. It uses the "lava from object" shelf tool along with a POP axis force and custom radial gravity wrangle to pull the planet towards the centre. A heating volume melts the planet as it approaches the central star.
For more information, visit my blog: http://flexmonkey.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/animating-planet-engulfment-in-houdini.html