[Sidefx-houdini-list] Ocean surface with flip sim

François Duchesneau sidefx at trinix.ca
Mon Jun 2 07:56:17 EDT 2014

Thanks guys,

Nick, I like the idea of blending the top surface with the rest in comp. 
I'll continue in that direction I think but I'll have a look at what 
Robert sent but for now the sidefx.com website seems to be down. I'll 
let you know what I've found on your thread Dominik.



Dominik Kirouac wrote:
> Hi Francois,
> If you want to be part of it, I started a thread on odforce recently 
> about that( 
> http://forums.odforce.net/topic/20258-ocean-deformer-blend-with-wave-tank-flip-sim/). 
> That would be nice to get some people chip in too and share what they 
> found or some tips. I can share my latest hip with you if you want. 
> It's just 2 days of Rnd and I'm not sure I'll continu that way using 
> vdb to merge the 2 surfaces because it's to expansive in term of 
> computing.
> A question for Nick Nimble, Will you give hou211 in the next session 
> too. I'm interested to follow it and check your technique?
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> On 06/01/2014 10:02 PM, François Duchesneau wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've started to work on a project involving a boat in the middle of 
>> an ocean. I've seen the shelf tool allows you to have the flip 
>> simulation match the procedural ocean surface but the renders of each 
>> one look different. I can adjust the color probably but what I'm 
>> missing is the foam generated by the ocean surface setup, this is not 
>> part of the flip simulation.
>> Any suggestion on how to blend these two together? I thought about 
>> adding an alpha attribute on the flip water. Everything that is above 
>> the ocean surface would be one and 0 below with some blending to make 
>> that smooth but I wonder if there are better solutions.
>> Also if anyone has recommendations on the scale of the scene for the 
>> flip fluid that'd be nice. In other words, should I keep  the boat 
>> not too big or not too small or it doesn't matter at all?
>> Thanks
>> Francois
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