Houdini – Simulating Soap Swirls using FLIP Tutorial

[Instructor] Moritz Schwind

Houdini - Simulating Soap Swirls using FLIP Tutorial

In this tutorial, you’ll discover how to set up a fast FLIP sim to create those intricate swirls on the surface of a soap bubble in Houdini.

Tutorial TimeLine:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:26 – Basic Houdini Setup
  • 01:34 – Preventing UV Seam Errors
  • 02:34 – Creating Initial Particles
  • 04:07 – Setting up the FLIP Sim
  • 04:37 – Linking Particle Separation
  • 05:12 – Tweaking Sim Parameters
  • 07:45 – Adding Forces to Stir it up
  • 08:32 – Using VOP Functions in VEX
  • 09:37 – Creating Noise Input Parameters
  • 10:55 – Creating Curl Noise
  • 11:54 – Creating Force Perpendicular to the Bubble’s Surface
  • 14:40 – Testing it
  • 15:13 – Transferring Sim to Bubble
  • 16:16 – Adding Gravity Effects to Bubble’s Wall
  • 18:53 – Distorting the Bubble
  • 19:33 – Setting up Rendering in Octane
  • 21:48 – Shading the Bubble
  • 23:46 – Image Texture as Bubble Detail
  • 26:21 – Noise as Bubble Detail
  • 27:54 – Adding More Detail (Gradient Trick)
  • 29:13 – Infamous Last Words

Tutorial:

Download Project Files: entagma.com/simulating-soap-swirls/

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