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  1. hey guys, I did this test scene with a low poly and a high poly spheres (I also did a cage but it made no difference) the most important problems are: - (i think) it looks wrong if the high poly faces are outside the low poly surface (i think it's the darker areas on the map) - I can clearly see the low poly faces check it out, here's what I get using the bake texture rop: this is the Tangent-Space Normal (Nt) (displacement have the same problem) and that's how it looks like rendered with tangent normals applied. I will alse need to bake a procedural diffuse color but I'd like to focus on those other problems first. Once again, thank you /Alvaro Bake.rar
  2. Hi there, I would like to bake all the textures of my game assets for use in Unity where the smoothness is baked into the metal map alpha channel. I cannot see from the Bake Textures ROP node how to do this? Do I need to create/use a non-standard shader for this? Here is the test geo from Houdini (note rough blue material): and this is what it looks like in Unity (note shiny blue material): Here is the project. I am using Houdini Indie 16.0.578 under Windows 10.
  3. Hi guys, I am working on a python script that bakes the hand movement of geometry with mouse in the viewport over the time and creates keys on each frame. In other word, I want to move my object with mouse in the view port and get the Transform/Rotation/Scale keyed on each frame. Currently I am using hou.selectedNode() and the hou.parm() to access the specific parameters that I want to bake. Then I use a for loop to generate keyframe on each frame. Immediately after pushing the bake button it bakes the parameters value on the first frame for entire time line. I have tried using while loop with time.sleep() to wait for a bit after setting key on each frame, but it freeze the view port and I cant move my geometry. Is there anyway to make my code somehow that constantly check the new values of object parameters on each frame and allow me to work on the view port while it does its job in the background? Is this related to multi threading? Here is my for loop for f in timeline: setKey = hou.Keyframe() setKey.setFrame(f) setKey.setValue( keyValue[f] ) ParmList.setKeyframe(setKey) hou.setFrame(f) Thanks,
  4. Hey guys, everytime I try to bake this texture I got the next square rendered. It's weird 'cos i have been rendering a lot of textures from this file and that started today only. Did anyone had this problem already? Thank's Alvaro
  5. Sup guys, I've painted some stuff on an object and now I need to export this object to another software. I've projected UVs properly on it and now I'd like to export this data as a bitmap. I've found some info on sidefx forum saying this (on quote) but i'm quite new to shops and have no idea on what's going on there. Can anyone help me out with this, pls? My main doubts are: Should I do this in Shops? What is the Cf output? Use mantra -u option? wut? Thank you, /Alvaro
  6. Hi guys I want to bake a high res geometry displacement to the UV space of the low res version of the same geometry. I read about this in old threads a lot but I can't do the technique anymore. Can you please give me some advice for new methods in mantra? Thank you
  7. Hi everyone, I'm trying to solve a tricky problem in Houdini, and I could use some help! I need to project my live action plate onto some 3D dummy geometry and essentially bake down every individual frame. Essentially what I'm trying to produce is a 3D representation of my scene using the live action images as a diff map, because each projection should either overwrite or paint in new areas of the scene. My geo matches the scene and the camera is tracked and solved from the plate and matches well. The shot doesn't include any moving objects so we don't have to worry about that. I have experimented with the sop solver, the bake texture rop, and material layers, but I haven't quite made a breakthrough just yet - as these are concepts that I don't have very much experience with. Any guidance or suggestions will be very welcome! Many thanks
  8. Hi, I've been trying for a while to render to UVs, but with no success. Rendering the constant shader to UVs works fine, but any other shader just fails (clay, stone, ect). Only the polygons that are seen by the camera get rendered, the rest is just black/shadowed. Any idea on why this is happening? Thanks in advance
  9. Hi Everyone, I have an animated object that I turned into a dynamic object after about 30 frame. I filed the object with a points_from_volume SOP, to use these points as source for my pyro fuel and temperature. Then merge it with the object. It all look great and behave properly in DOP until I bake the geometry. for whatever reason the points stay where the animation ends and before the DOP takes over. I wanted to bake the animation, to lighten the scene and so I could use a sop_geometry and 2 particle to field microsolver for my pyro. Make any sense? feel free to point me towards a similar post. Thanks for any help or idea you may have. platform_test_v004.hipnc