Gnomon Workshop – Houdini: Rigid Body Dynamics Comprehensive Overview

Gnomon Workshop – Houdini: Rigid Body Dynamics Comprehensive Overview (ENG)

English | AVC1 1024×768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 3.22 GB

Houdini’s dynamics system (DOPs) is a very powerful tool that allows users to not only simulate physics, but to interact with the simulation in order to make an impossible looking effects shot look realistic. This is what has made DOPs the dynamics software of choice for high-end feature effects in a very short time. This DVD covers the rigid body dynamics (RBD) features of Houdini, as well as the controls and forces that are common to RBD, cloth and hair systems (though cloth and hair are not covered in this DVD). Houdini’s rigid body dynamics have been used to make characters run through walls (X-Men 3), crumble to pieces (Gatorade commercial), and to make objects on a cruise ship fly around as the ship capsizes (Poseidon). This disc is a comprehensive reference, covering features in great detail through many simplified examples, as well as completed case studies of a bowling ball, dominoes, an exploding building and a crashing train.

Topics Covered

  1. RBD Objects
  2. Explosions and Fractured Objects
  3. Constraints
  4. Solvers
  5. Forces
  6. Tweaking Simulations
  7. Managing Object Relationships
  8. Integrating Simulations with Other Effects


  1. Introduction
  2. RBD Object Parameters
  3. Case Study 1 – Dominoes
  4. Collision Geometry and SDFs
  5. Fractured and Glue Objects
  6. Case Study 2 – Bowling
  7. Object Affector Relationships
  8. Animating Simulation Parameters
  9. Constraints
  10. Case Study 3 – Newton’s Cradle
  11. Extracting Simulation Information
  12. DOPs Expressions
  13. Solvers
  14. Case Study 4 – Building Collapse
  15. Forces
  16. Case Study 5 – Crashing Train
  17. Global Simulation Parameters


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