Working With Houdini’s New Ripple Solver Node

Inside the Mind covers using the new Ripple Solver Node in the latest release of Houdini 20.

Inside The Mind covers many of the new nodes that came with the latest release of Houdini. The most recent is working with the new Ripple Solver Node, which helps create a water ripple effect that’s fast and fun.

The Ripple Solver is a Dynamics Node that animates wave propagation across Ripple Objects. Stormz shows how to create a water ripple effect commonly seen in the rain.

In a previous look at the new Houdini 20 nodes, Inside the Mind covered how to make masks by painting in Texture Space. Visit that tutorial here.