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  1. Thanks Mjohnny
  2. Hi guys, I'm rendering an animation with motion blur (vray) and I need to compose it later to a different background. I'm using Fusion for compositing. Just double checking with you guys - to do this I need to also render the native c4d alpha channe (from the "save" tab in render settings) ? Do I have to use "straight alpha" ? I'm rendering to 16bit tif Any other tips ? Peace, Kobi
  3. Modeling a Skate-Park

    Cheers... My skatepark is much more complex than this simple shape - But I already modeled it :)
  4. Modeling a Skate-Park

    Cheers CBR, I'll try this method...
  5. Hi guys, I need to model a skate-park, something similar to the attached reference. I tried using the sweepnurbs on 2 splines, but It seems the sweep nurbs object doesn't know how to do this...or am I doing something wrong ?? what would be your approach for modelling this ?
  6. Hi spiralstair - do you have a facebook account ? There is a group for houdini users and you can get answers much much faster than in the houdini forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoudiniArtists/permalink/1629066037209194/?comment_id=1629315667184231&notif_id=1525286331293786&notif_t=group_comment&ref=notif
  7. First - Thanks for all the info - I'll download the apprentice version, hook up to the houdini forum, and watch the course about the boat/ocean... Second - I didn't explain myself correctly - I have 44 threads in total on my 2 machines (after hyper-thread) - An old i7 (6 cores, 12 threads) and a new amd threadtripper (16 cores, 32 threads). But even if I run the simulation on the 32 threads machine I think it will be enough for 150 frames - It can work for many hours without compromising with my daily work... I hope I'll be able to extract the displacement map from houdini to vray for the ocean water - I think it will be much easier and better to render everything in vray I'll update here about my progress Peace, Kobi
  8. Thanks, I'll look into it tomorrow
  9. First I have to say - I had the same problem with stefan when testing MP and velocity pass - he told me wrong things over and over and it cost me many hours of testing. http://forum.vrayforc4d.com/index.php?threads/20214/page-2#post-150084 Btw, I too haven't told vray yet - but I'm thinking about corona more and more... Now, for the main event.... 1. I uploaded some references for what I need - pretty calm sea, and not much foam (even less than what in the reference images - about 20% less), I also won't be needing wetmaps or spray... 2. I'm using fusion for comp, so RSMB won't be a problem. 3. I'm on a pc - so maybe .vdb is supported ? If so, how easier it will be to import the simulation back to c4d ? 4. This project will be rendered in 1920*1080, and I'll probably have about 600 frames to render in vray in total - but it can be the same simulation over and over again (from different angles it will look different) - So basically I need a simulation of about 150 frames max. I have 2 machines - 44 cores total via DR, and only 1 GPU nvidia 1070. 5. I really won't have time to learn to texture & render with redshift inside houdini, so I hope other options will be availble... 6. You wrote: "Now it gets more complicated. The flip tank and it's resulting mesh can be exported; first cached as particles, then mesh then finally assembled as alembic. However C4d (to my knowledge) doesn't support the kinds of displacement, at play in the ocean surface (the dark blue area). One option here would be to render ocean surface in mantra (houdini native renderer) and then comp the two afterwards. ". I don't think I fully understand what you mean...After I make the ocean surface, and the simulation of the particles of the foam in houdini, and export it - c4d can't read those files ?
  10. Wow, thanks for your detailed answer...this is exactly what I need (just much more calm water), The deadline for those shots are for the end of July so I think it's enough time to do the simulation by than (I already have the model of the ship) How does Houdini Indie integrates with c4d ? I have a model of a ship in c4d - so I export it to houdini for the simulation and than export the water mesh back to c4d ? Do you know if I can than render everything in vray ? (materials for water and foam) Thanks for your help spiralstair - much appreciated...
  11. Thanks, but Hot4d can't interact with objects
  12. Hi guys, I need to produce some animation shots of a ship at sea - The simulation of the waves\foam\particles must be pretty good (I'm rendering in Vray) I saw the realflow plugin - obviously it can do the job. it's pretty expensive, but If I can learn it fast maybe it's a good solution ? Anyone knows what's the learning curve with this plugin just for my needs of this animation ? Another option I saw is the NAVIÉ Effex plugin, which should be free, but I can't find it anywhere to download (free or not). Anyone knows what's going on with this plugin ? Any other options for this kind of simulation that I'm not aware of ? (I'm on c4d r17 prime) Peace, Kobi
  13. Ink Drops

    Well, I see you took my advice and it was worth it...;) Kobi
  14. Duplicate & Randomize (No Mograph)

    Thanks guys - I found a work-around with the SurfaceSpread plugin.... Peace, Kobiu
  15. Duplicate & Randomize (No Mograph)

    Thanks for the fast replay - I'll try the tag Peace, Kobi