The Houdini Art of Dave Stewart
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by Fuck off
5 hours ago

Fuck off, Ad. It cost $$$$$$$

by Paul Jonathan
13 hours ago

Laura, thank you for taking the time to model the warehouse boxes. I appreciate the enginuity. This could be used for games but as well as that, for businessmen to help showcase floorplans and build site images to their co-workers and employees. I highly respect this level of design. Best Paul.

Haha.I can understand English. I am just not good at speaking. It has been a long time I don't speak English, but I can read. Anyway, thanks for sharing my artwork. Thank you for loving it.

The Houdini Art of Dave Stewart
6 June, 2017

Dave Stewart, a 3D artist with 20 years of experience in high-end 3D, match moving and compositing, is a true guru of Houdini. The artist has been sharing peculiar and amazing simulations for years and his art is something that can make you want to learn Houdini. 

Let’s take a look at some of his videos:

Mucking about with a number of workflows with these: custom wind fields, advected Cd fields, rest field displacement, particles that advect from Pyro and also add density/Cd/vel, adding lightning arcs post-sim, and seeing how many advected points my system could handle (360 million with 32gb ram).

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Warning – ugly render ahead!! 🙂 Very draft, no refraction or fluid interior volume. Simmed/rendered simultaneously on a single machine overnight.

Testing a setup to dynamically erode a collision volume with a FLIP sim. Seems to work quite reliably so far, and looks really cool!

Also had fun setting up a quick wet map SOP, and figuring out how to shade the underlying strata of the eroded object based on it’s distance from the original surface. VDB’s rock!!!

Here’s a simple example .hip file showing the erosion setup.

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Hip file here.

Having some fun with stacked POP solvers, based on the great ideas in this ODForce thread.

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Featuring Sid, the invisible displaced sphere! 😉

Viscosity based on point age, remapped with a ramp in a POP VOP. Rendered with Mantra PBR.

Hardening speed is exaggerated to be sure, was trying to preserve all the nice folds that form initially.

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Make sure to check out Dave’s other simulations here.

Source: Vimeo

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Thanks for the shout-out!! Wish I’d seen this sooner, old news now I know! 😉