This module focuses on Houdini’s two particle systems. The POP SOP and Particle Network. We will quickly explore the POP SOP to get a good understanding on how to create particles and then we will switch gear and look at the more powerful Houdini Particle Network. You will understand how the different forces work, what are charges, and finally how to render a particle system.
Designed for artists that want to understand how fluid solvers work, senior mathematician Jeff Lait walks you through the process of creating both grid and particle-based fluid solvers from scratch. Focus is placed on the visual effect of the various microsolvers, not the mathematics, in the hopes of demystifying what is often treated as an impenetrable black box.