I saw an example of cluster setup in Houdini here on vimeo and wanted to recreate it. Clustering would have helped me in production a couple of times so I wanted to set it up from scratch. I did 3 tests (just to compare times with different numbers of clusters).

From frame 1 - 80:

0 Clusters (Just 1 big box): 1 min. 35 seconds
5 Clusters: 1 min. 13 seconds
10 Clusters: 1 min. 29 seconds

Good to know that the more clusters doesn't necessarily mean faster results.

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