Soo finally figures out the problem i was having with my chest destruction problem. It turns out as i was trying to import an active object with ra bounding box that was blocking the colliding object and stopping it from splitting it in half.
This was pretty easily fixed it was just a matter of splitting each part up with the cookie and importing them back into the DOP network. The import will always try to make a simple bounding box to make the simulation faster so problems like this will arise.
Annnnyyywayy here are some of my results so far still is deferentially a WIP
Hoping to have some Clarrise work soon. Really struggling to find any tutorials / documentation for it. I think its best to have a really strong understading of VFX and what you are looking for before trying to tackle a software with such little help. Saying that it is super fast at rendering and can handle alembic files very well. Its really nice going from Houdini to Alembic.
Soo had a very expensive week! hated having to borrow my brother in laws camera not the sort of person to keep on asking favours soo i bought my own D3100 a new lens, tripod and remote soo pretty much got a full VFX kit now which is very exciting. Looking forward for them to be deliverd so i can get some footage and panos and get back to lighting some new shots! exciting times!