The SideFX team shared a new masterclass with Cameron White covering the new RBD-related features in Houdini 17.
The video begins with constraints — soft constraints, along with some useful new options in Glue Constraint.
The developer then discusses SOPs — Convex Decomposition — plus useful utility SOPs like Extract Centroid, Extract Transform, and new options for Attribute Promote when working with RBD objects.
“The last topic will be the new Fracturing tools, including Voronoi Fracture 2.0, new Boolean Fracture SOP, and the higher-level RBD Material Fracture toolset introduced in the latest release.”
- 00:35 Constraints
- 14:25 SOPs
- 20:29 Convex Decomposition
- 28:38 Attribute Promote
- 33:37 Extract Centroid
- 36:59 Extract Transform
- 43:08 Voronoi Fracture 2.0
- 1:12:25 Boolean Fracture
- 1:42:29 Material Fracture
Cartoon Water Shader by Adam Homoki is a fascinating highly stylized water material and a river tool with many features including buoyancy, caustic effect, refraction, water depth and more.
Any future updates are included and will be available for download in case they are released.