VaroMix Monday’s is a weekly tips and tricks offering from Mix Studio’s Alvaro Castaneda. This week, Alvaro covers a simple way to disintegrate geometry with Side Fx Houdini.

Houdini is really great at this kind of stuff. Alvaro shows how to set up this disintegration effect which he breaks down into 3 different components. First showing how you can remove the geometry from the original model, when needed. Secondly, breaking up the geometry into strategic parts. Finally, having those parts emit particles to complete the effect.

Alvaro notes that this effect can be used in both directions — as a disintegration effect, or an integration, or re-integration effect.

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