Ed Schiffer


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Best way to learn Pyro in Houdini 16? April 20, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Beginner Question. Why so many different types of vops? Oct. 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Hi Andi

I'm just a beginner myself, but I'll try to share my insight.

in SOPs, a Point/Primitive/Vertex VOP is just an Attribute VOP with the Run Over parameter already adjusted for the type you want to change. it's just a shortcut.

other than that VOPs are going to behave a little different depending on the context, like if you put down a Volume VOP you gonna get density attribute to work with out of the box.

in DOPs I'm not too sure what the differences are, but from their name - Geometry VOP, Gas Field VOP, POP VOP, VOP Force - you can have an idea, and all of these work on the Dynamics Context, so considering the previous frame, simulation time, relationships, etc

I agree it's a bit confusing.

Houdini Parameters and Colors June 21, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Hi all

so, on my long journey to learn Houdini I quite too often stumble into things like “why wouldn't this node connect to this one?”, and “why is it showing orange?”, “which different types of these are there?” and so.

for this I started to dig what different colors and parameters are there, I came up with these guide images. posting here because I haven't seen any mentions on the docs and I think it might help someone.

if you know of any of these to be wrong of incomplete, I'd be glad to correct these.