I just created a new tutorial for CMIVFX about doing particle morphing effects in Houdini. I think it is a great collection of useful information and shows how to get some nice, natural motion with your particles. If you want to improve your particle simulations and overall understanding of Houdini, I highly recommend watching this tutorial.
Just a quick post to promote my new tutorial for cmivfx. It shows how to create a 3D spiral galaxy from scratch. The images used to promote the video are the actual images made from the tutorial. It covers creating a vortex star simulation in POPS, DOPS smoke simulation for the gas, and a SOPS system for the background star field. I go through material creation, rendering, and compositing. I also provide a finished hip file that has all the networks in it. I should note that this is more of a creative approach, rather than a scientific approach, so if you are looking for something like an n-body approach, you won’t find that here.
I hope people find this tutorial easy to understand, well thought out, and presented clearly. I believe CMIVFX is offering a discount code at the moment, so if you are looking to purchase it, now would be a good time.