Blender VDB volume simulations to SOFTIMAGE via Redshift or OpenVDB

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Blender VDB volume simulations to SOFTIMAGE via Redshift or OpenVDB

Post by sirdavid32 » 22 Feb 2019, 14:24

All right, first test production between Blender and Softimage:


All the more is to say that in Blender a full 4K frame with smoke simulation, collisions and wind forces (turbulence) took 1h30 minutes PER FRAME!
I exported a .VDB sequence out of Blender to Softimage and I used what it´s described in the picture.
I hope this could be useful for anyone looking to do the same.
For the Redshift Volume to read the Blender sequence correct the name and type: VDBGrids###.vdb

Those hashes help you pick up a vdb sequence. Also, the naming convention through which Blender generates the VDBs is not picked up by RS.
You have to use a batch renamer (external application) to correctly name the sequence

FROM THIS:
vbd_my_sequence001_v001.vdb

TO THIS:
mysequence001.vdb