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  1. importing my otl using python

    hou.hda.installFile() http://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini/hom/hou/hda.html
  2. krakatoa style rendering

    Or get to know the Point Replicate SOP!
  3. Convert to RAT Shelf Tool

    Hi, Good luck with your toolset! I've written a RAT converters a few times over the years, and I'll make just one suggestion -- using the multiprocessing module and perform 5-10 conversions simultaneously in a multiprocessing pool. Super easy to add and improves the turnaround time immensely.
  4. Random link of interest

    I would imagine this is not very applicable to VEX, really because it's executed in SIMD fashion -- ie. Single Instruction Multiple Data -- which basically means that data isn't laid out in single data units as it appears in the code, but instead are each large uniform arrays in memory, loaded with data from the entities it's processing (eg. points, prims, etc). These arrays are dense and chewed through in a processor-pipeline-friendly fashion. If you look at the runVex() HOM command you can see how you need to provide arrays of data.
  5. Houdini 16.5 Sneak Peek

    This is definitely a masterful release - bringing lots of great new functionality. Thanks, SideFX!
  6. Graphing bitcoin in Houdini with python

    Interesting, I didn't know that. Perhaps SideFX would have some insight if you wanted to solve this puzzle. FWIW, we have implemented our own URI handlers pointed at our asset system using that class. It can be very intuitive if done right.
  7. houdini theme

    It looks really good -- does it exist on Orbolt, and for H16?
  8. fmx 2017 // Houdini od-lunch // Wed May 3

    Wish I could join you all! Have fun!
  9. Graphing bitcoin in Houdini with python

    Note sure if totally related, but did you know that you can use http:// and ftp:// URI's directly in file fields in Houdini? For example, you can refer to an image fetched by an http request directly in COPs, textures, backgrounds or wherever you encounter image paths. PS. You can add your own -- see the FS_ReaderHelper/etc docs
  10. Random link of interest

    Aw I love trip hop from the naughties! And yes; love Alexey's austere work
  11. Random link of interest

    The fastest stable fluid engine using machine learning http://physicsforests.com/
  12. Mantra vs Redshift

    I would say some huge studios are spinning up some departments upon some scope of work on Redshift. Most huge studios have thousands of headless blades in their render farm and far fewer with matching GPU resources. Software rendering will be around for years to come. Switching renderers is not trivial for for large, established pipelines for very many reasons. That said, Redshift does a great job. It's not nearly as flexible, broad and pipelineable (from Houdini) as Mantra, but produces good images, fast.
  13. Learning DOPS, motors, constraints etc

    These are seriously very cool experiments to watch. Thanks for these!
  14. Random link of interest

    Interesting little study on 'wrinkles' vs 'waves' over medium of varying viscosity, from a geeky blog with one of the best names! http://fuckyeahfluiddynamics.tumblr.com/post/157782397936/if-youve-ever-sat-out-on-a-lake-and-just-watched