CGCircuit – Applied Houdini – Rigids IV – Terrain Destruction
Applied Houdini is a production quality oriented series created by Steven Knipping (vimeo.com/161576184), currently a Senior Rigid Body Destruction / FX Technical Director at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic (Rogue One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron). Benefit from production proven workflows while also getting an in depth explanation of why things works they way they do. Best of all – each video is crammed with actual information and footnotes instead of gratuitous talking and dead space!
In Rigids IV, we’re going to use Houdini 16’s new Boolean SOP to learn how to fracture and subfracture (and sub-subfracture!) a large chunk of terrain that we’ll make from scratch. We’ll learn how to make a powerful workflow to surround this new production studio-class fracturing tool, as just knowing how to do the fracture is not enough. We will need to make every step of the way completely art directable, as well as efficient to create, to cache, to simulate, and to render. Along the way we will learn more scripting techniques, simulation tricks, and production tested tips in order to arrive at our exciting result!