Working With Rest Positions in Houdini

Helge Maus shows how rest positions become essential if you work with noise and animations.

If you animate noise on a grid in Sife FX Houdini, you might run into some issues. It’s easy to add animation like rotation to the grid’s transforms, but you might find that the noise will stand as if it is still. The key to getting this working is to understand rest positions.

Helge Maus shows how you can use the rest node in Houdini to get the animation working. This video comes to us as an excerpt from the premium tutorial “pixeltrain – Houdini FX Fundamentals.” The series has 117 lessons spanning over 18 hours of instruction. Maus provides you a step by step approach to understanding Houdini FX, and it’s workflows.