Attila Torok


About Me

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United Kingdom

Attila Torok is a London based FX TD working for SideFX. He has started out as a SideFX internship student after which he worked for Double Negative on projects like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Godzilla. Before coming back to SideFX he spent 4 years at ILM, where next to a list of movies like Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, he was building and maintaining tools for particle simulations, deformable and tearable rigid body simulations and for pyro used throughout the company.


My Talks

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Sexy Explosions
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H19 Asset Workflow and File Caching
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H19 Sexy Pryo

Recent Forum Posts

ACES 2.0 is broken in Houdini Feb. 16, 2022, 9:20 a.m.

I am a bit confused by the use of 'ACES 2.0'. If I am not mistaken there is no 2.0 version of ACES available at this point.

Pyro Rendering Dec. 14, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Could you please provide more details about your setup? Or if possible a simple scene file?

Blocky pyro after rendering Nov. 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

There are couple of things i have noticed which possible all contribute in some degree:

  • your density values are super high. You source in density with ADD operation with x10 scale. On top you are also emit density from flame with a x35 scale. That's a lot! And on top you are multiplying that by x3 for the render.
  • I adjusted some of the settings, along with reducing the expansion, which i realised was making the simulation expand too much.
  • the rasterized source volume is rather blocky as well. I also made some adjustments there.
  • You have enabled Velocity Blur on the geo, but you also have to enable Allow Motion Blur on the Mantra node.

Let me know if it works for you. (I edited the file in 19.0.445 but later i realised you are on 18.5, but that should not really matter at the end)