There is no better time than the present to learn how to create and work with dynamics in Houdini that the present. There is probably no better person to learn it from than Senior Rigid Body FX TD for Industrial Light and Magic, Steven Knipping. Steven’s credits include the VFX-heavy films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland.
Applied Houdini Dynamics is a production quality driven training series importing production proven workflows. The series offers a unique and in depth explanation for how and why dynamics work the way they do.
The three part Applied Houdini Dynamics series is packed with great information and footnotes rather than gratuitous talking and dead space. Steven posts a free excerpt from the series with Dynamics 1. Take a look at how to tackle a simulation of a vaporizing pig’s head. This starts with simulation fundamentals and generating initial volumes as well as what exactly domains, vectors, and voxels. From there Steven shows how to set up a basic simulation with a few forces, cache it, and render it.
Currently, you can pick up the Applied Houdini Dynamics Bundle for a discounted $69.99 through CGCircuit.