businesscat replied to Anatol's topic in General Houdini QuestionsHello, I'm trying to instance several different .ass files (foliage) for ground cover. I can't seem to find any resources to guide me to the correct vex code to randomize the objects based off file name. For instance, I have file names tree_(species)_(variant).ass all ass files are saved in same folder. Thank you for any and all help.
As recent as Dec it was still an issue. Haven't tried recently. There's 2 solutions I know of, both require 3rd party software. 1) get the PRT exporter tool for Houdini (google for it) import to Maya via Krakatoa. 2) Realflow Connectivity Plugins - Export particles at BIN files and import to maya via Realflow connectivity. I'd suggest Krakatoa method if you have a choice - smaller file sizes and you can map custom attributes with a degree of ease (maybe same is true of realflow too?).