cmiVFX Houdini Cloth Techniques
cmiVFX has released a SideFX Houdini Cloth Masterclass in which Shivani Sondhi explores the Houdini Cloth Context in depth. While employing a beginner’s approach, she begins the lesson with a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools available. This is a long detailed chapter that will get the viewer “up to speed” quickly. With the basics of cloth complete, Shivani dives deeper with intermediate to advanced subjects such as custom attributes, multisolvers and finally the sopsolver with cloth. This would be an excellent lesson even if she had stopped there… Lee Perry-Smith of Triplegangers kindly provided one of his excellent 3D characters, The Assassin. So naturally we just had to continue the lesson with a costume. Further, Mixamo Animation provided their excellent Animation services. Good animation is a crucial step to a good cloth simulation. Shivani continues the course by using all of the basics taught in chapter one to create a Roman Soldier Costume for the Assassin character. This is a massive lesson that is tightly packed. The viewer will have a very clear knowledge set after this lesson on how the Houdini Cloth Pipeline works.