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  1. Hello, I am a third year animation student starting vfx. I have a simple disintegration animation for my major project that I have done on a sphere and now I need to transfer it to a hand animation that I have done in Maya and cached into an Alembic. As the animation and FBX camera export start at frame 1671, I changed the simulation to start on that frame. However, the simulation has stopped working and I'm not sure if I have transferred the effect correctly. I have provided the files, thank you! Disintergration_hand_001.hipnc shot16.abc shot16.fbx
  2. Hello mates i have a question... is that only me or does anybody has same promblem too? so , I am trying to export my scene/models to Unity with FBX export but my texture are not coming and i dont wanna deal with giving matariel in Unity for each model. I am using Houdini 16.0.504.20 and installed Unity Engine also and using Unity 5.6 and I created digital asset in Houdini on .hda format and aslo tried .otl too and they dont show up on Unity. So, i know these are two different questions but primary problem is exporting my models with textures with FBX , does Houdini support that like max? or nah?
  3. Hey guys, I have a scene with one object copied into thousands of points (particles). Since I'm using packed primitives, the scene gets super fast on Houdini but it's impossible to export it out. Does anyone knows what would be the best way to send it to Maya? Is there a way to, maybe, export it as a placeholder (a box for example) and, inside of maya, replace the box with the original object, maintaining it's matrix (pos, rotation, scale..)? Thx, Alvaro
  4. I am trying to attach the animation rig controls of the autorig tool to an FBX imported characted from Mixamo, but I have no idea how to approach this. Also I can't generate a Mocap Rig from the designated Button on the animation rig node after creating a fresh autorig. It tells me to select a skeleton, but which skeleton should I select? There is none, just the individual nodes for spine, left_arm etc. I think the autorig tool currently lacks proper documentation covering more than just the default procedure. I'd be really thankful if someone could point me in the right direction!
  5. I have an animated cabinet that i have imported to Houdini from Maya as an FBX. I want to drop cutlery into one of the draws in the cabinet, i have imported the spoon .geo and made the cabinet a static object and the spoon an RBD object. when i drop the spoon onto some parts of the cabinet it lands fine. I want to drop it inside the draw before it opens but when i position it above the draw and play through it doesn't move, it is just frozen in the air. Im guessing its a problem with bounding boxes? Sorry im new to Houdini any help would be greatly appreciated! (Sorry for the bad angle, the draw is closed)
  6. Hi all, I can't get a skinned object with a corrective blendshape before the deform sop out of houdini via fbx. Either the skinning works, or the blendshape, not both. I tried all the combinations in the fbx export (Force Blendshape, Force Skin...). Attached is a simple setup with a ROP network containing the fbx ROP. Maybe somebody can take a look. Appreciate the help blendshape_fbx_test.hiplc
  7. Sup guys, got a quick question, I've imported a fbx animation, then scattered with timeshift and attribute interpolate to maintian the position of the points, then I want to use a point deform but with a different mesh, is not working, is because the topology is different? is there a way to apply this? I want to model some stuff in zbrush and apply the rig of the fbx to the sculpted model Thanks in advance! Cheers
  8. Alright I'm still quite new to Houdini but I'm enjoying its shattering system and its dynamics are much more viable to use over the likes of Maya. My question is whether or not it is possible to bake object shattering and interactions with other objects as set keyframes. Reason for this is so I could possibly transfer it over as an FBX file to Maya. I apologize if this seems a bit obvious of a question. Thanks for any help, Belt
  9. Hey All, I just have a crowd workflow question. so I have bunch of fbx files with different animations and I have been loading them in with Houdini 15.5 agent node fbx load feature (https://vimeo.com/181696549). It is really fast and clean however, I have to use multiple agent nodes to load my fbxs' in and Houdini is recognizing it as multiple agents but it should a single agent with multiple clips. Is there a way to merge all of the fbx load to a single agent or is post export .bclips will be the only way?
  10. Hi, When exporting to Unity with fbx, Is there a way to tag groups of faces within the same object so that I can assign different materials to different parts of that object? thanks, Jason
  11. I tried to search about this without success. I have a RigidBody fractured animation created in Maya by a friend, it was saved as an alembic, I need to bake animation of the pieces inside the alembic file as fbx keyframed animation. The geometry in the alembic file contains uv attributes and 2 primitive groups defining outside and inside geometry. Geometry has not variable number of points over time, I was able to attach some test rivets to see if the animation is stable and it seems to work fine. Problem using rivets doesn't look to be easy to do since I have 250 pieces and manually doing rivets to extract keyframe animation doesn't seem a good idea, and also it would probably not maintain correct spatial positions of geometry. With Connectivity I was able to create a point attribute to define those separated pieces. With Exploded view I was able to see those pieces separated and create a "name" (primitive attibute), then set Scale to 0 since I don't need to see the pieces separated. What I need to do now is making those pieces effectively independent from each other all parented to a single null object, and exporting the baked hierarchy as keyframed. I need to create a starting transfom for each individual piece with origin at centroid and a custom rotation to keep relations between all the pieces coherent. Then I need to compare with the deforming pieces (to extract those transformation and finally bake the fbx). For single pieces Extract Transform is pretty easy to use, but for multiple pieces inside a single file it seems a bit more complicate. I don't have any idea on how to proceed, I'm relatively new to Houdini, so help from someone who already did this with some test scene would be pretty useful.
  12. Hi,I am exporting objects from Houdini to Unity with the fbx export rop and I can't seem to get my pivot to export correctly. Is the fbx rop correctly exporting the pivot to unity? In Unity it shows the pivot to be at the origin.I've tried setting the pivot on the top level of the obj scope as well as inside the obj scope on a transform sop. Neither seem to be doing the trick.thanks,Jason
  13. So I setup an easy Particle system on Houdini, and when I try to Alembic it doesn't works, just FBX does. Can anyone please make an easy Houdini file with all setup for Alembic ROP a particle system?, so I can see whats the diference between it and mine. (I cant share mine because the source is a Bgeo sequence of 360 files) Im on H12 and trying to export alembic to Maya 2013 x64
  14. hello odforce, not sure if this is the right section but heck. As I as search the internet for tutorials I got some inspiration and wanted to try something. I saw a tutorial inwhere the pointsofvolume sop was used. I used a testobject for this sop and it worked. But know I thought, this should also work with animation. I had imported a fbx and wanted to connect it to the pointsofvolume sop. But I can't reach the fbx since the fbx is on obj level and the pointsofvolume sop in a geo. Im looking for a method to import the fbx in this geo sop. Can someone help me out? I have added a picture for clarity
  15. Hi guys, I face some problems when I try importing in fbx from 3ds max. I attached 2 screenshot , the top one shows the geo in max, however after importing it in to houdini, some parts seems to offset away? Did I do something wrong with the settings? The fbx is attached as well if you want to test. Thanks in advance for your help guys!! -Darren *EDIT : Uploaded the correct pictures *EDIT 2 : Can't seem to upload the fbx file