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  1. Is the anyone who uses Houdini Engine with 3Ds Max? I tried to use it with Houdini 16.0.557 and 3Ds Max 16 SP3 and SP4, but there was an error message "HoudiniEngineFor3dsMax2016.dlo> failed to initialize." Error code 127 - The specified procedure could not be found ". I reinstalled Houdini few times, checked PATH environment variable - there was no results. After there I installed Houdini 15.0 and Houdini 15.5 - and error disappeared (and in Plug-in Manager appeared HoudiniEngineFor3dsMax2016), but when I tried to create HoudiniEngine Mesh Plugin 3ds Max just crashes. Could you help me please?
  2. Anyone know how to embed a substance into an OTL? I know it can be done and be able to use the parameters of the Substance within an HDA in Unreal, but can't figure out WTF to do and no help in the documentation. 1. I import the substances into a shop net inside the HDA graph 2. Add materials via material nodes in Houdini 3. Add unreal_material with paths to the materials - trying both channels and actual hard paths - ie paths to the substance file itself AND Material'Game/HoudiniEngine/Temp/Material.Material' do not work for me. 4. Add the Substance files to the operator type graph... Nada, just two blank materials imported. Houdini 16.0.600, Unreal 4.15 and the latest Houdini 16.0.620 with Unreal 4.16 both same issues Anyone know how the embedding works? I don't want to set up materials from scratch as I do want my Houdini files to render outside of UE4 as well, so hence, why I want to embed them vs. re doing it in Unreal.
  3. Yesterday 80Lvl released a new post: https://80.lv/articles/procedural-technology-in-ghost-recon-wildlands/ It covers some of the design processes that were used and how Houdini assisted in them. The project itself has been a blast to work on! </plug> So I hope you like the article
  4. Frame VR is a rapidly growing, Australian based, virtual reality production company specializing in out-of-home and training virtual reality projects. We are currently seeking a Houdini artist for a quick turn around job rebuilding a polygon reference model of a boat by breaking down it into individual parts and then rebuilding them as Houdini Digital Assets for use in Unity3D via the Houdini Engine plugin. The work can be performed remotely and there is a negotiable budget based on experience. Interested artists should send a link to a showreel of previous work to info@framevr.co
  5. SideFX will be doing a Houdini + UE4 training session on the Unreal Engine Twitch stream this Thursday, Jan. 12th at 11am PST/ 2pm EST. Get more info and the livestream link here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?133203-SideFX-s-Houdini-UE4-Plugin-w-the-SideFX-Team-Jan-12th-Live-from-Epic-HQ!
  6. Hey all, Has anyone tried the Houdini Engine for 3ds Max plugin? I ran into an issue where everything seems to work fine until I press Ok on the Create Houdini Engine Mesh Plugin interface, .ms gets created but no asset appears in the scene. I used the binaries that came for Max 2016, and I'm at the moment using Houdini 15.5.542 as opposed to 15.0.244.16, I'll try that version but eventually I need to advance the version number. My max is a little rusty so I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice to get the default ship example to load? For reference - https://github.com/K240/HoudiniEngineFor3dsMax Thanks, -Ben Edit: 15.0.244.16 is no longer available to download.
  7. Hi! I'm using houdini engine with cinema 4D. I've got several C4D projects with a hda that read files. When I just click on render, my scene is rendered perfect, but when I added my project to render queue, C4D alerts me that it doesn't found my digital asset and I need to render several projects during the night and I cannot be all the time in front of the computer waiting until one project finished render to click and render the other project. Does anyone knows if there is a way to solve this?? Thanks!!
  8. Please forgive the x-post from the sideFX forums, maybe the ODForce scripting gurus can help me out - Im having trouble using python in an HDA that I'm sending over to Maya. I've attached a simple example HDA to set parameters using a callback script (button). Works like a charm in Houdini, but on the Maya side I need to hit my 'Execute' button, reset simulation, reload asset, sync asset until eventually the field updates to the correct value. Sometimes it works, other times it bugs out, and other times still it seems like it works but has a refresh issue. Any thoughts? Maya 2014 Houdini Engine 14.0.430 Callback Script: hou.pwd().hdaModule().setInitFrame() Script: import hou def setInitFrame(): me = hou.pwd() me.setParms({"initFrame": 736}) mrhoneSetparmExample.hda
  9. ... Houdini usage for games creation in Europe? Couple years ago there was a post by GuerillaGames, than there is a ben who works in Ubi. I think I saw someone working for EA, but not in Europe. So, are there any other places on the old continent where it's used? How popular it's? Are there many more this kind of jobs than in 2008? Is there a life anymore in Europe or maybe everyone moved their ass to Canada? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Game companies in Europe that are using Houdini: (by type of work, company can be in more than one category) Procedural: Guerilla Games Electronic Arts Sumo Digital Ubisoft Microsoft Soho (I think) VFX: Guerilla Games RARE Criterion Remedy Houdini Engine: Guerilla Games Microsoft Soho (I think) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Game companies in US that are using Houdini: (by type of work, company can be in more than one category) Procedural: Certain Affinity------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ VFX companies in Europe that are using Houdini with game engines: Axis Animation
  10. Continue on SESI forum => https://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&p=185636#185636
  11. You might have already seen this when it was published back in January, but here's a Gamasutra article about procedural workflows for games written by Side Effects Software President and CEO Kim Davidson. http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/233899/Sponsored_Go_Procedural__A_Better_Way_to_Make_Better_Games.php
  12. I recently came across this student project by Niels van Diermen that I thought was interesting. Has anyone else tried creating terrain for use in a game engine using Houdini and Houdini Engine? http://www.nielsvdiermen.com/?portfolio=procedural-terrain-generation-in-unreal-with-the-houdini-engine
  13. Hello everyone, I am working on Unity game engine and wanted to create some realistic explosion effect in unity with stereo Camera. I am also new in unity, just wanted to know Is this possible to take out our pyro fx explosion from houdini engine to unity. I have tried with the geometry mesh which is working fine but i am confuse with effects simulation as a volume mesh or if i take renders from houdini so it will be difficult to get those effects with 3D stereo Camera. Thanks Shorya