How to Create a Tornado With POP VOP Dynamics in Houdini

Chetal Gazdar shows how to create a tornado force using the POP VOP dynamics node in Side Effects Houdini, perfect for creating tornadoes and other effects.

This new tutorial from  Chetal Gazdar covers working with Houdini’s POP VOP Dynamics node to create a spinning force that’s perfect for simulating things like a tornado. Houdini’s POP VOP operation can run CVEX over a set of particles in a simulation.

While there are other ways to create a straightforward tornado effect in Houdini, learning POP VOP will allow you to create a custom force that you can re-use in your work.