How to Create a Long Wake With Side FX Houdini

Jerry Ken Shares some Tips and Techniques for Creating a Long Wake Trail Behind a Boat in Houdini.

Houdini Artist Jerry Ken shows how to create an initial setup for a wake trail in Houdini and offers some things to consider when simulating the waves behind a boat or ship. An essential process in the workflow is to create a custom force to affect the simulations.

Creating customized DOP forces is not too difficult to do with Houdini — That’s just the level of flexibility a procedurally based software allows its users. Be sure to check out Jerry Ken’s previous tutorial that walked through the process of creating custom forces.