Grab your tea, beer, coffee or Yoo-hoo because you have some learning to do. I grabbed coffee since they believe it has a positive effect with long-term memory. I need all the help I can get. If you’re migrating from a different application, Houdini’s workflow might scare you off. Have no fear. GridMarkets featured Houdini artist Johnny Farmfield has a fabulous explanation on how to approach Houdini and specifically, how to work with attributes. Attributes are one of those key concepts you need to understand if you are going to make any progress learning Houdini. Starting out with Houdini, the first impulse will be using the shelf tools […]
This masterclass describes a new RPC feature introduced in Houdini Engine 2.0, called Thin Client. Thin Client extends the reach of Houdini Engine by moving Houdini simulations to a separate server process and helps to solve dependency problems, utilize multiple concurrent Houdini simulations, distribute computations on the network and integrate Houdini Engine with hosts on a wider variety of platforms.
This masterclass provides an overview of several new features and improvements for crowd simulations in Houdini 15. This includes: tools for creating additional layers for an agent, rag doll simulations, material stylesheets, and many workflow improvements. Project files for this lesson are available at: bit.ly/1VJ3ZfQ
Ben Watts looks at creating a very organic effect that is useful for many things including the spreading of shader attributes, growing / joining polylines or even liquid growth style effects.
Houdini has supported distributed solvers since Houdini 10. This masterclass provides an overview of the current state of these solvers; including the new support for resizing smoke simulations and water tanks in Houdini 15. The first half demonstrates the setup of a variety of distributed effects using shelf tools and HQueue. The final bit dives into technicality and builds a new distributed setup via micro-solvers and manually invokes the tracker. Project files are available at: bit.ly/1IY48Vz