A Look at Houdini’s New Condensation Shelf Tool

Raffi Bedross runs through creating condensation in Houdini using the new shelf tool in 17.5

Over the years tutorial authors have graced us with both quick and unique ways to create droplets and condensation on objects in Side FX Houdini. Some have even created a droplet solver asset. Now with Houdini 17.5, creating condensation got a whole lot easier with a new shelf tool.

The tool is a one-click solution with a host of options. Condensation can set up a particle system to simulate liquid forming, flowing, and dripping off the surface of the selected object. FX TD Artist Raffi Bedross walks through how to use the new tool and shows off some of the features, changing some of the dynamics to alter the droplet effect.