Blowing the particles away
In this 3 parts video tutorial I will explain how to transfer the colors of an image to particles in Houdini, then i will talk about creating an initial state file to end up using it in a particles simulation to blow my image away.(Date: Nov 2008).
I should note that it's a lot faster to use a colormap node inside a VOPSOP, instead of the pic expression, to transfer the color from the image to the particles.
you can download the high quality version from my website, with a colormap-VOPSOP example.