[Sidefx-houdini-list] frost effect

Gerbrand Nel g at cannonballbunny.com
Fri Mar 6 04:13:51 EST 2015


Nice!!
Houdini has not stopped blowing my mind..
This effect however needs to look allot more like frost, and not just 
frozen water.
I know frost is frozen water, but my client wants the small hair-like 
spiky crystals you get from frosting.
Thanks for the help so far guys.
On 06/03/2015 10:36, Gerbrand Nel wrote:
> Thanks Olivier!
> I like the neighbour / Mexican wave idea.
> Do you know if a ray sop would be the best place to start? in soft I 
> would use a find neighbours, or get nearby points.
> My other idea was to just activate them with radius of a null (always 
> forget what you call them in houdini), But it might be more natural 
> with the "neighbour" idea
> G
>
> On 06/03/2015 09:58, Olivier Jeannel wrote:
>> Hey Gerbrand,
>> Not a tutorial but an interesting article from Yancy Lindquist he 
>> talks a
>> bit about Frozen.
>> http://www.fxguide.com/featured/rise-of-the-effects/
>> Might inspire...
>> Le 6 mars 2015 08:39, "Gerbrand Nel" <g at cannonballbunny.com> a écrit :
>>
>>> Hey guys
>>> I need to jump in at the deep-end with houdini, otherwise I might never
>>> get the confidence to tackle a job.
>>> A client has asked me to create frost on someone’s skin.
>>> Imagine Elsa from Frozen looses her shit, and sneezes on someone.
>>> So its a kind of spreading, time-lapse hoarfrost. ( do think its funny
>>> calling it hoar-frost right after referencing Elsa, but that's just me)
>>>
>>> Any pointers, suggestions, links to tutorials, or general well wishes
>>> would be appreciated :)
>>> I come from softimage-land and have done some houdini engine work 
>>> for Maya
>>> projects, but it would be safe to assume I know close to f-all in 
>>> houdini,
>>> so please use toddler words if possible :)
>>> Thanks guys
>>> Gerbrand
>>> /
>>> PS Could someone just do a ping reply, cause I never see my own 
>>> posts, and
>>> then I get paranoid over if it reached you guys ./
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