[Sidefx-houdini-list] Real Flow + Houdini

Sean Lewkiw sean.lewkiw at framestore-cfc.com
Wed Feb 15 05:05:30 EST 2006

We did a whole film using Realflow and Houdini using Mark's plugin, 
(Mishi, The Water Giant).  Mark was a huge help, doing tonnes of 
development work on the plugins and liasing directly with Realflow to 
sort out all the bugs and other issues. 

The sims were done in Realflow, exported to Houdini for cleanup, and 
then exported to Maya as RIBs for lighting and rendering with the 
creature.  Water surfaces were a combination of Realwave, a proprietary 
fluid flow system, and a fancy schmancy displacement shader.   Perhaps 
one of the old Henson crew on the list would like to tell you more, as I 
wasn't doing the actual Houdini work at the time.


Pablo Giménez wrote:

>Houdini's RealFlow plugins by Mark Story are pretty good.
>The integration is seamless, even more you can access to all the attributes
>of the simulation to use them in your SOPs or SHOPs.
>And you can postprocess the data quite easy, is very useful to load only the
>particle points and do all the metaball, convert to poly into Houdini, this
>give you a great control over the simulation shape.
>On 2/15/06, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I'd like to hear people's experiences using Real Flow and Houdini.
>>Also, how Houdini compares to other options as an environment for post
>>processing sim data - (derived from Realflow or another sim software.)

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