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Pulsar

This is a suite of plug-ins for Houdini. The idea is to use geometry to generate volumes rather than running a fluid simulation. This is useful when controlling the motion is required. It is also possible to couple the volumes with fluids. All plugins that end with "MT.so" in the file name are multi-threaded.

 

Free Versions:

Download Plugins H13.0 Beta (GCC 4.6.2 SUSE Linux 12 x64 Houdini 13.0.260)

Download Plugins H13.0 Beta (GCC 4.4.7 CentOS 6.4 Linux x64 Houdini 13.0.260)

Download Plugins H13.0 Windows 7 Beta (Windows 7 64bit VC9 Houdini 13.0.198.21)


LINUX Versions:

Download Plugins H13.0 Beta (GCC SUSE Linux 12 x64 4.4 Houdini 13.0.260)

Download Plugins H12.5 Beta (GCC SUSE Linux 12 x64 4.6.2 Houdini 12.5.376)

Download Plugins H12.0 Beta (GCC SUSE Linux 12 x64 4.6.2 Houdini 12.0.634)

 

Windows Versions:

Download Plugins H13.0 Windows 7 Beta (Windows 7 64bit VC9 Houdini 13.0.198.21)

Download Plugins H12.5 Windows 7 Beta (Windows 7 64bit VC9 Houdini 12.5.376)

 

Misc Files:

Download Example Hip File Hip file showing how to use the plug-ins

Download Siggraph Presentation (pdf format)

Download HD Volume Sample 16 billion voxels (right click -> save as)

 

FillWithClouds generates cloud clumps from point attributes. It uses a custom Perlin noise implementation that follows the rotation vectors.

clouds

FillWithWisps generates points around the source points and uses the same Perlin noise implementation for child point distribution. Velocity is used for blurring the density with a falloff.

wisps

FillWithSurfaceWisps generates points across a mesh surface and uses the same Perlin noise implementation for child point distribution across the curvature.

surfaceWisps

FillWithCurves generates a flow around along the input curve. The noise is defined by the up and normals attributes to generate a transformation matrix.

curves

VolumeGif generates a volume from a gif animation.

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A few tests:

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