Voronoi Dynamic Fracturing in Houdini

In this series of lessons, we will learn how to create dynamic and high quality fracturing simulations. Software required: Houdini 11.0.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jun 15, 2011
Duration
1h 36m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jun 15, 2011
Duration
1h 36m
Description

In this series of lessons, we will learn how to create dynamic and high quality fracturing simulations. Dynamic fracturing of rigid bodies is a powerful and production ready tool in Houdini. The shelf tools are a great place to start but there's a lot more under the hood that can be leveraged to get high quality and highly tunable results in less time. This tutorial covers dynamic fracturing starting in the context of dynamic simulations, then using dynamic fracturing building blocks to visualize fracturing without the need to simulate anything, and other tip and tricks to attain complex effects and improve robustness of the workflow. The material is based on the assumption that the viewer has a working knowledge of other aspects of Houdini and might have some experience with other DOP simulations. Dynamic fracturing was introduced in Houdini 9.5 but this tutorial was created using Houdini 11.0 so there may be some differences with earlier versions of Houdini. Software required: Houdini 11.0.

About the author
About the author

Luke Olson is a visual effects artist with Reel FX Creative Studios in Dallas.