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About JayAims

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  1. hey all, Ubuntu newbie here, I keep getting this error when i launch H16 with Ubuntu 16.04. (please see attached pic) Coincidentally when i try to render anything or do a flipbook (of even just a sphere) the screen fades to super dark, not all the way black for a few minutes then resumes the session with no render, or flipbook. I can play in the viewport just fine, and i can render with the IPR but the above does not work. Also I have no clue how to setup my save files on Ubuntu, i have a second HDD for houdini stuff specifically and I have no idea how to navigate to it for saves. Any help would be very much appreciated.
  2. Hello, I'm James Adkins. Currently available for Houdini FX work. Please DM or email me(jameshadkins@me.com) for my demo reel password as the work in this reel is still under NDA. I have attached my CV as well, if there are any questions please let me know. jamesAdkins_resume_feb2017.pdf
  3. yes i am using apprentice. I you're right and that it might be that, which kinda sucks but i get it. Awesome! thank you so much for the help LaidLawFX! Ill let you know if i get it sorted out with this new info!
  4. Any progress with testing? I'm still getting the same result
  5. Its all good, thanks for testing it!
  6. I am using Houdini version 15.5.673 Unreal Engine 4.14.0 and the HDA is just a few boxes with no promoted attributes. JayAims_buildingTEST.hdanc
  7. Hey all, I am trying to import my OTL into UE4 using 15.5 (NC) using this tutorial here and when i get to the part where i bring the asset into the UE4 project all i get is the Houdini logo in the viewport. I can move the asset around but it never updates to what my asset is (a test building). Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this?
  8. I think that one may have been a bad example. something more like this green beam from the spear
  9. Hello Houdini Masters! I'm having trouble with finding a starting point for creating a beam of energy being shot out of the barrel of a weapon. I haven't worked with particles much, but I don't really understand how all those particles become something so clean as a solid beam of "energy". I have some reference as to what i would want the beam to look like: (lilo & stich - the green ray from Jumba's gun): (WoW: Legion trailer - Sylvanas's arrows she's shooting) If anyone has any links to tutorials, articles explaining the process for this, or has any first hand experience working with partcles/"energy"beams your help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance
  10. Roberto would you mind posting a HIP file still? This is something im trying to implement but am having the same problem. Thanks!
  11. I understood every word of this. lol. Sorry just excited that im understanding the lingo of Houdini! Alright! ill put this into use! Thanks Tomas!
  12. YES! sorry for the late response. I got it working. The imported abc file was already working with the smoke sim. I think i just had to reset the simulation. Thanks!
  13. Hello VFX wizards! I am trying to render out a sim with an RBD alembic animation from maya inside my houdini smoke sim. I can render the scene just fine but my question is with object contributions. in lights you can add contributions that basically layer the exr file with direct lighting, indirect lighting, C, ect, for each light. Can you do this with objects as well? Because in my shot the object swirls around the smoke and has the smoke visible in front of and behind it. I want to be able to essentially render out the RBD object that is spinning as a silhouette on its own layer that comp can add the actual textured object into nuke but still have it in the center of my sim. Is this possible in houdini? *see attached for the LQ take of the shot* smokeRender.v3_LQ.mov
  14. I have already tried using the convert SOP and i still get the same results. See attached scene file. testLulz.v2.hipnc
  15. If anyone is interested in what i used this for here is a link to the video. Thanks for your help everyone!