Author: Moritz

Season 3 Finale: See You In Summer!

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Wow – it’s been a long season! Time for us to recharge our batteries, read some papers, try failing less at implementing them and researching new tools. Yes, we are taking a season break. If you can’t get enough of our lovely voices until we’re back, we’ve got a hint for you…

Quick Wind Tunnel

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Tutorials
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Usually you’d find pyro setups behind all kinds of explosions, fires and sometimes fireworks, but how about something more calm? Something like a wind tunnel used to evaluate the aerodynamic properties of cars, trains and planes? (Please do not use this setup to evaluate any aerodynamic properties, it’s a visual setup, not necessarily a scientifically accurate one.)

Quicktip: Double Pendulum In Vellum

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Tutorials
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Another one of those physics/math/CG tropes is the double pendulum: Take a standard pendulum (one arm that can rotate around one or more axis) and attach another pundulum to its end. The fascination for this contraption comes from the fact that it behaves extremely different depending on its initial condition.

Voronoi Morph

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Tutorials
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When my office mate Benno asked me to come up with a setup to turn a bunch of hexagons into a voronoi cell pattern, it came to my mind that there is a wide variety of techniques in Houdini to achieve such a transition effect: Using built-in nodes vs. using VEX.

Nerd Rant: DOPs

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Nerd Rant
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Recorded back in October when Mo was cranky due to reasons, Manu decided to discuss his (then) favorite topic when it comes to Houdini: DOPs. Turns out it is not so much Mo’s favorite topic. Watch this nerd rant to see us being cranky and stupid about dynamics in Houdini.