Jan Niemeier


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Recent Forum Posts

Canvas creases/wrinkles April 10, 2022, 7:22 a.m.

thanks for your response. I was also thinking about Vellum, but I just need to find out how it works in this particular case. Thank you also for the advice concerning muscle-deform.
Best regards

Canvas creases/wrinkles April 9, 2022, 4:45 p.m.


I was wondering, if anyone could give me some advice, how to set up a canvas/tarpaulin (made of Polyvinyl Chloride) that covers an arrangement of rods and that shows those distinctive creases around those rods and bars (see attached image 2)
Adding a canvas on top of the bars might be a simple task, but I have no clue how to create these complex wrinkles and creases that forms when the canvas is tightened with the help of ropes (that run through lugs at the canvas' edges).

Assumed that there's a method, that automatically creates those creases, would you suggest to cover the bars with a simple canvas plane and add those lugs and ropes later, when the wrinkles had been processed or should the canvas be attached to the bars with ropes before I run the simulation?

I'm quite inexperienced with simulations in Houdini, so I hope you'll excuse my lame question.

Thanx in advance and best regards

Combined UV Layout for independent geometries Aug. 20, 2019, 4:15 a.m.

Hello Rob,

thank you very much for your response, help and effort!

I'm not quite sure how I will animate the tank at the end, since the movements should be as realistic as possible, and maybe I will have to animate the wheels etc. on sop level, but your approach is absolutely helpful (to understand how things work in Houdini).

Thanks a lot & best regards