Pyro Clustering Part 1

In this tutorial we will go over how to set up optimized pyro clustering with oriented DOP containers in Houdini given a piece of geometry moving through a scene. This process will lower simulation time and be more efficient when saving to disk because there are fewer voxels. 

We first go over how to get things set up quick and easy and in the second half of the tutorial we make further optimizations using VEX. We'll look at how to rewrite cluster points to do exactly what we need it to, which includes rewriting the resample sop using VEX.

An intermediate tutorial for those looking to speed up their pyro workflow and learn some VEX.

Includes the scene file!

Hope to see everyone leveraging these optimizations in the future and squeezing in those extra few iterations before deadline!

You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.

The tutorial is free though, if you feel like giving me some support I'd be grateful !! 

Pyro Clustering Part 2

Happy to announce part 2 of my pyro clustering tutorial!

In this tutorial we will go over how to set up oriented forces on an oriented cluster simulation, this will ensure that initial, internal and external forces work as expected.

We'll create a simulation that uses animated initial forces, external particle forces and internal microsolvers to influence a rotated cluster simulation. Learn how to create temporary fields in DOPs, apply transformations to a field and integrate them with a simulation.

Make sure to watch part 1 or download the digital asset as we'll need the digital asset we created in that tutorial in this one.

An intermediate tutorial for those looking to optimize their pyro simulations and learn some VEX.

Includes the scene file!

Hope to see everyone using rotated cluster simulations in the future!

You can reach me at trzankofx@gmail.com for questions or comments.  

COMMENTS

  • BradThompson 3 months ago  | 

    The "Get The Tutuorial" button just links back to this page. Where can we find this tutorial? Thanks.

    • powerstroke3000 3 months ago  | 

      Go to the vimeo page - there youll find the link.

    • trzanko 3 months ago  | 

      Fixed! Thank you for pointing it out and sorry for that :D

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