[Sidefx-houdini-list] RealFlow4

Rick Walia rickw at the-mill.com
Mon Oct 2 13:28:32 EDT 2006


I can't speak for Pablo but I imagine that H = Houdini?




On 10/2/06 1:21 PM, "zhang xiao" <zhangxiao6776 at gmail.com> wrote:

> what "H" stands for, Pablo, Thanks
> xiao
> 
> On 10/2/06, Pablo Giménez <pablogipi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 9/30/06, g m <thecouze at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Jed,
>>> 
>>> I wont go against what Mark said as I have not tested RF4 in depth or in
>>> production. I visited Nextlimit the other week and they showed me the
>> Python
>>> "part"... it is a good thing. As long as the user is ready to get
>> his/her
>>> hands dirty with scripting ( or knows python or any
>> scripting/programming ),
>>> it gives you some great freedom and you can customize your sim as you
>> wish.
>>> Also, they did some effort on the user interface, I mean compared to
>> RF3, I
>>> felt some improvment.
>> Yes comparing with RF3 scripting is a great advance.
>> Some NL customers have claimed for this some time ago.
>> Anyway these are the first steps into scripting in RF so I think that
>> it needs more improvement to do the scripting job cleaner.
>> But I think that RF is an overpriced product compared with other
>> solutions. maybe NL will tthink to adapt the RF price to the market in
>> a short future.
>>> Maybe have a chat with NL as they are nice people and ask them to have a
>> try
>>> at RF4 ( more than the available trial version ).
>> Yes I am sure they will give you a demo version so you can take your
>> own opinion.
>> And, now comparing H and RF, the fluid demo in the past london event
>> was very impressive, I think that with these fnew fluid weapons H is
>> far better than RF for fluids, at least in concept and design of the
>> tool, obviously I don't know about the solvers speed, we have to wait
>> some months more to know the answer :)
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Gerome.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> From: mstory at xion.org
>>> Reply-To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] RealFlow4
>>> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:11:53 -0700
>>> 
>>> Hi Jed,
>>> 
>>> I've been testing RF4 for a while now, not all too impressed frankly.
>> The
>>> plugins will be done this weekend, there's some confusion over how  they
>>> deal with the objects transform coming out of Houdini.
>>> 
>>> The new RF4 particle file has a "vorticity" attribute, but I
>> haven't  seen
>>> any real changes in the emitters to notice any true "vorticity
>>> confinement", but I haven't done any significant testing.
>>> 
>>> I suppose the Python interface is good thing, but how many RF users
>>> actually script?  Not sure of the usefullness of this feature.
>>> 
>>> And there's that nasty issue of support from NL ... I hope
>> that's  gotten
>>> better.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --Mark
>>> 
>>>> We are just starting production on a large project that has a bunch of
>>>> shots that require a variety of fluid dynamic simulations. We've been
>>>> working with realflow3 for this sort of thing in the past and the
>>>> obvious chioce is to upgrade to RealFlow4. Before we spring for the
>>>> upgrade, I thought it was worth asking if anyone on the list knows of a
>>>> better FD simulator and if RF4 is much improved from version 3?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
>>>> 
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> 
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>> 
>> --
>> 
>> Un saludo
>> Best Regards
>> Pablo Giménez
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