## Simulating Curling Ribbons in Vellum

The idea for this video came from a question on our Patreon Community Hub, asking us how we’d go about creating curling ribbons in vellum, similar to a very beautiful setup by Playback Design. And, as it turns out, this is a quite fun and […]

## Guest Course: Creating a Rolling Objects Solver – Part 6

In part six of our free course on building a rolling object solver, Bastian J. Schiffer modifies our solver so it works with discs instead of spheres. Download Project Files

## Guest Course: Creating a Rolling Objects Solver – Part 5

In part five of our free course on building a rolling object solver, Bastian J. Schiffer modifies our solver to work with POP particles. Download Project Files

## Guest Course: Creating a Rolling Objects Solver – Part 4

In part four of our free course on building a rolling object solver, Bastian J. Schiffer goes over how to use our setup to have objects rolling across displaced surfaces. Download Project Files

## Geometry Nodes Simulation: Relax Points

Often you’ll need point distributions with non-overlapping points. Be it that you want to pack scales onto the surface of a fish or distribute vegetation on your procedural terrain. Although the “distribute points on faces” node comes with a poisson disc mode to remove overlapping […]

## KineFX 101 – pt. 24: Flower 02: Blossom

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## Chainmail Part 2: Deform the Chainmail Using UVSample

In this second part of the chainmail tutorial Manuel shows you how to create a Vellum cloth sim and how to attach the chainmail geo to the simulated cloth using the VEX function UVSample(). Download Project File

## KineFX 101 – pt. 20: CFX Fur – Part 1b: Karma Hair Procedurals

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## KineFX 101 – pt. 20: CFX Fur – Part 1a: Obj Level Workflow

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## KineFX 101 – Pt.19: CFX: Muscles Part 2

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## KineFX 101 – Pt.18: CFX: Muscles Part 1

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## New In Houdini 19.5 Pt 4: SOP FLIP Fluids

One of the major milestones in Houdini 19.5 is the SOPification of FLIP fluids – allowing for a much more streamlined setup of fluid simulations. In this video Mo goes over the basics of the new workflow, including custom viscosity and density for our liquid. […]

## New In Houdini 19.5 Pt.1: Tangent Fields (And a Bit of VEX)

Mo visited the Art Gallery of Ontario and got inspired to test drive one of the hidden gems in Houdini 19.5 – Tangent Fields. Download Project File

## KineFX 101 – Pt.15: KineFX & Vellum 2: Building a Balloon Character

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## Giving Birth Using Vellum

Sometimes we get the weirdest questions. And we’re quite thrilled about them! This time our friend Patrick (https://www.altshift.de/) approached us with a.. let’s call it special Vellum setup and some questions about how to make all Elements interact properly and animate them. Resulting in whatever […]

## KineFX 101 – Pt.13: Combining Vellum with KineFX

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## OFFF Special: My First Vellum Sim

Back from OFFF 2022 and well rested, we managed to upload our talk’s very quick example of how to build and export your very first Vellum cloth simulation in Houdini. Enjoy! Download Project File

## Creating An Abstract Wire Sculpture

One of those classic setups again! This time we’re combining custom point advection with a few nifty techniques in Houdini to analyze how our base geometry is shaped and where its edges are. Also we’ll talk briefly about a basic rendering setup in Octane. Napoleon […]

## Packing Rigid(ish) Bodies In Vellum

Yes, we covered this in our “packing the Torus” tutorial, however back then we didn’t have Vellum! You draw the conclusions yourself! Seriously though, using vellum for rigid body intersection detection and resolution can be a neat trick when you’re depending on a unified simulation […]

## Nerd Rant 2.0 – Ep.15: Learning Houdini With Vincent Schwenk pt. 3 – Grains

Part three of our special Nerd Rant with Vincent Schwenk is here! This time we focus on recreating a setup Mo once created for a project into which Vinz hired him. Vincent Schwenk is an incredibly talented Designer / Art Director based in Hamburg, Germany. […]

## KineFX 101 – Pt.9: Retiming Simulations With DIY Motion Clips

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## Abstract Particle Animation Using Houdini, Vellum & Octane Render

Inspired by Maxim Zhestkov’s great artwork, we set up a simple Vellum grain sim and render the results using Octane render. Download Scene File (.zip)

## Vellum 101 – pt. 40: Melting Things Using Vellum Fluid

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## Houdini Tutorial: Melting Things using FLIP

Learn how to turn any object into molten lava by adapting one of Houdini’s presets to liquify any geometry. Ben Watt’s tutorial that triggered Mo to look into this. While we’re not talking about shading & rendering in here, we provide a scene file that’s […]

## Simulating A Rubber Band Ball In Vellum

Again Patrick triggered this one by asking if we could have a look at a setup he’s been working on. And boy did we like what we saw. Mo decided to simplify it a bit and slow it down so it could be used to […]

## Smearing Paint using FLIP

We’ve been asked by Patrick how to pull off something like these beautiful paint smears in Houdini, so we got to work. Using basic FLIP techniques will get us quite far, we just have to find the right settings. (Haha. “just” finding the settings…) In […]

## Ribbon Knot pt.2: Art Directing Wrinkles

In our last free tutorial we tied a ribbon into a knot, but what if you want (or need) to work on details like wrinkles or want to reshape parts of the knot? In this tutorial Mo covers one technique to arrange the detailed shape […]

## Tying A Ribbon Knot in Vellum

That special season of the year is creeping ever closer and you might be starting to think about gift wrapping. One important aspect of which is the decorative ribbon that goes around it. Not that we’re particularly talented at arts and crafts, but we were […]

## Test Driving Houdini 19: Creating Wrinkles & Rendering Them In Karma XPU

It’s Halloween(ish). – so Mo decided he’d create something creepy. And this is as creepy as his mind gets. No judging. In this tutorial we’ll cover the creation off stress maps to drive the procedural generation of wrinkles using Houdini’s Karma XPU and MaterialX displacement. […]

## Vellum 101 – pt. 36: Rigid Bodies In Vellum (2021 Technique)

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## Rope Typography Using Houdini’s Vellum & Octane Render

After seeing polygonpen’s C4D Rope tutorial on Lesterbanks, we though – why not give it a go in Houdini. So in this tutorial we’re gonna go over creating a basic vellum sim which will form the backbone of our rope typo, then creating said rope […]

## Axiom Solver: Dissolving Logo

In our tradition to being late to the party, we’re giving Matt Puchala’s Axiom solver a spin. It’s a lightweight and fast pyro solver for SideFX Houdini, enabling interactive workflows with smoke or fire simulations. In this video we’re gonna use it together with Houdini’s […]

## Mograph Liquids: Controlling FLIP Fluids Via Curve Forces

Been going through a few of Jeff Wagner’s feature presentations from a the last few Houdini releases and stumbled upon a gem which I thought I’d base a setup on: Controlling FLIP fluids using a curve. Throw in a tiny bit of VDB/VEX magic and […]

## Bubbles Again: Simulating Soap Swirls Using FLIP

By now it might have become apparent that Mo might be a bit fixated with soap bubbles and soap films. We covered Minimal Surfaces, soap film shading in Octane and in Redshift. Yet we deliberately omitted one crucial step in rendering nice soap bubbles: Creating […]

## Unreal Engine Blueprints – Pt.18: Scale Down Animation

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## Unreal Engine Blueprints – Pt.17: Maintaining Velocity & Additional Impulse

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## Unreal Engine Blueprints – Pt.16: Adding Impulse

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## PDG 101 – Pt.3: Wedging 2

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## Silly Pillow Pt.4: Shading & Rendering In Redshift 3D

For our final sprint we’re talking shading, lighting and rendering our simulation results in Redshift 3D. Download Project File

## Silly Pillow Pt.3: Post-Simulation Tweaks Using CHOPs

This might be the first time in Entagma history that Mo is touching CHOPs. And it’s for a reason: we’re gonna adjust and filter our simulation’s result. Download Project File

## Silly Pillow Pt. 2: Adding Detail & Tweaking Stitches

In part two of our silly pillow series, Mo adds detailed wrinkles by tweaking our Vellum sim’s constraint parameters. This makes our pillow look more like something out of a Franquin comic. Also you’ll be exposed to two lines of VEX script. You’ve been warned. […]

## Silly Pillow Pt. 1: Setting Up Stitches In Vellum

Mo needed something relaxing after a longer stretch of math, algorithms and OpenCL. So we decided to build something quick, rewarding and fun: A weird inflatable structure in Vellum. Download Project File

## Houdini On Mushrooms Pt. 1 – Softbody Shrooms

This is the start of a new mini-series on fundamental Houdini techniques. Demonstrated using mushrooms. Of course. We’re starting off by setting up a softbody simulation in Vellum and then using Houdini’s point deform node to transfer the low resolution simulation results onto high res […]

## Guest Tutorial: Looping Flower Petals

We’re thrilled to have Houdini artist extraordinaire and educator Chris Kopic for a guest tutorial. Chris agreed to shed some light onto how he created this endless looping flower. Using vellum and a bit of houdini trickery. Download Project File

## Simulating Fabric Hoses In Vellum (Or: How To Rip Off Your C4D Friends)

Recently I’ve been talking to our dear friend and übertalented designer/creative/artist Vincent Schwenk about his recent main- and side projects. One thing that came up was a certain dynamics setup he’s been working on in Cinema 4D and we agreed it’d be a funny idea […]

## Guest Tutorial: Meshing Small Scale Flip Sims

Our friend Alvaro Moreira put quite a lot of work in optimizing small scale fluid meshes over the last couple of months. Today he wants to share his findings with the Entagma community. Watch him smooth a fluid’s surface while maintaining sharp creases between the […]

## Quicktip: Fluid Splashes Using FLIP

After we went over shading, lighting and rendering refractive materials in our latest video in Rendering 101, you wanted to know how the liquid splash we used had been created. Look no further – in this tutorial Mo walks you through all the necessary settings […]

## Physarum Slime Mold

While Manu and I have been on season break, my twitter stream washed up these mesmerizing, beautiful videos. Turns out they are created by Sage Jenson, a genius digital artists. But not only do they create these fantastic pieces of art, they also go to […]