Houdini – Dipping my toes in the water

I finally downloaded Houdini on my main machine and did a quick FLIP fluid simulation and render using image based lighting. This was a quick experiment in learning the FLUID workflow and playing with Mantra a little bit. I am interested in exploring Houdini’s workflow to make some 2D tile based assets and for some FX work on a project I have in mind. 

Check out the video here

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I’m not sure how to find out how many particles were used, but the scene took about 10 minutes to sim and roughly 1 hour to render at 640×360. Makes me wonder if I should get a new CPU as my old Q9550 didn’t really tear through the scene. If a Houdini expert reads this I would love to know more about showing the particle count generated and being able to control the number of particles generated.

Houdini is a heck of a lot of fun and I hope to post some more quick tests soon.

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