varomix, on Oct 31 2008, 11:20 PM, said:
I'm doing something bad when I compile this, I can't load that SD file you send me, to Houdini, in realflow works good, I do export SD files but I can't import them to realflow, they just nothing happens, the realflow console says is loading but nothing loads, I can load finished meshes from realflow.
I think that's all my problems, which come down to not been able to EXPORT SDs.
Yes, don't try to import an SD file into Houdini that has been generated by Houdini, it won't work properly under most conditions The explanation is long, so I'll avoid that for now, but it has to do with the way Next Limit has designed the format and the notorious issue of "when is time zero ...".
But, despite my intention to let this project fade away (because my hope was that Houdini's fluids would be much, much better) it appears there's still lots of studios wanting to use RF & Houdini together. So, I guess I'll continue supporting the plugins.
RF5 will have "Real Wave cache" files, which I wrote the additional code for while at Asylum VFX, and I think there's a few more changes in store too.
I have to wonder if there's any interest out there for a workshop or class for using RF and Houdini. We might add that to our lineup of classes if the demand is strong enough.