This will be a quick little update. Everyone knows each 3D package has their strengths and weaknesses. Like Maya is super flexible but horrible with simulations, and Houdini is amazing with simulations but you can pretty much forget about UV's and keyframe character animation of anything more than 2...
This post is very old and full information that is all over the place. Please go here for a summary of the progress. PROOF OF CONCEPT PROTOTYPE I have been researching 3d scanners forever now. Amount of data I collected, the number designs I have trashed, the time I spent looking for compatibl...
I was doing some flame tests with Houdini before I get some real footage with a mustang in the race track for the ghost rider project... so this is what I came up with, and I know the final comp doesn't look good because I just slapped the flame on top...
I thought I posted this before, apparently I didn't. It is a crowd sim driven entirely by Houdini POP networks. The run cycle was some mocap fbx I found online (model is mia from Motion Builder), but I had to edit it a little to fit in here. Using...
These are stills from the last shot I am working on. There is a particle system that spawns the sprites for the flame and a copy of it with much less particles that instance the point lights to light up the scene. This is tricky because there is a bug in Houdini 9.5 that messes up the scene perman...
This is a different take on the smoke ship project. I dropped renderman, and particle systems to simplify the pipeline. I brought the softbody simulation back in which was already cached on the disk before and hooked it up to an isooffset node under S...