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  1. PIPELINE TD NEEDED

    Hi everyone, We're urgently looking for a solid Pipeline TD to join our growing team in Bournemouth, UK. Must be eligible to work in the UK. Desired knowledge/expertise: Maya, Houdini, Redshift, Golaem Crowd, Python, Deadline, Windows and Linux, UI design, solving per show render and data-flow challenges, liaising with department heads. We are an 80-seat full service VFX studio working on film, TV and commercials. Recent projects include Life, 47 Meters Down, Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams and Nocturnal Animals. We are looking to expand even further over the coming months to accommodate a number of big shows that we've won recently. We operate a little differently to a lot of our contemporaries, putting staff treatment first and encouraging healthy work/life balance through 7-hour working days and discretionary overtime/TOIL for the odd occasion that deadlines stack up. We're five minutes away from the beach, too. If you get the chance, please check out what we've been up to at www.outpostvfx.co.uk! IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL US AT TALENT@OUTPOSTVFX.CO.UK. Can't wait to hear from you!
  2. Either you are junior, mid or senior, good at modeling, texturing or lighting... No matter what, as soon as you can show a quality portfolio, have interest for Moment Factory's projects (from pure 3D animation to hyperrealistic projects on a variety of multimedia platforms) and looking for versatility in 3D tasks, we have openings for permanent or contract. Here is our content reel: http://bit.ly/2rzJKbE Our works: http://bit.ly/2tJMlAB Please note for urgent matter, we will consider only artists eligible to work in Canada. Please send your resume or LinkedIn profile and portfolio or demoreel to julietb@momentfactory.com
  3. Hi all, I want to import a particle simulation from houdini to Maya without using the Houdini engine and render in Redshift. I made a way around it stamping spheres into particles and exporting them as Alembic, but the file is too damn heavy. Do you have any suggestion? Thanks in advance.
  4. Hi everyone, I'm attempting to export a pyro sim as VDB files for use in Maya 2017. I've followed a few tutorials but each time my VDBs are only 1KB each in size. Has anyone had experience with this process and could offer some advice? I'll include a copy of my hipnc if someone would like to take a look. Thanks for your time, Kind regards, Chris (AUS) campfire010.hipnc
  5. I was testing to transfer particles from Houdini to Maya,i use Cortex plugin to go into Maya,since Maya default importer sucks like 3dsmax roadmap So i was triying to get rotations, so far i cant get to work. Anyone tried this? Thanks
  6. Hello Guys, I hope all are doing well. I'm prtmsh, new to the cg/vfx industry, currently an intern learning camera tracking and matchmoving. I started with matchmoving to get my foot in the door, but I aspire to be an FX artist. My question is related to what learning path to follow. I have very basic knowledge of modelling in Maya and 3ds Max. I cant afford to attend any VFX/CG school, mostly watch youtube and Digital tutors. Should I first learn to create particle sims like fire,smoke etc in Max/Maya and once i'm good at that look for a junior level job, and slowly move on to Houdini. Will knowledge of Max and its FX plugins help me towards understanding Houdini better? I am aware I can start with Houdini directly, but reading from posts here I suppose i'll have to study Math and python as well. Kindly excuse me if my question is redundant or too noobish, I have very beginner level knowledge of what CG/VFX is. I would appreciate your advice. Thanks & Regards.
  7. Python - Houdini Engine

    Anyone scripted anything for Houdini Engine in Maya? Just want to be able to import an HDA. Any pointers appreciated.
  8. Hello there, I'm mucking about with houdini engine in maya and used the bog-standard file hda to get particles in there and it works. So to add some level of control into maya I thought I would add a delete SOP after the file SOP and have this controlled by a slider on the top level of the hda so that within maya you can dial out some particles if needs be. This works as you would expect in houdini but has no effect in Maya. So my question is this. Is this functionality possible or does it fail due to the limitations of nParticles? If it's not the latter then, anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Cheers
  9. Hi, I created a few assets in Maya PaintFX, and exported them as an alembic cache, the have animation of 100 frames. I would like to repeat those animations and loop them (or maybe even reverse loop them) or overlap the animation, as you would do in Maya. Houdini does not have animation options in alembic file, so how would you loop said animation? Thanks!
  10. FX TD, New York

    Hey guys, I'm currently looking at FX TD career opportunities in New York. I'm open to working freelance, either on-site or remotely, and long term positions. My experience is nearly 2 years using Houdini. It was taught as the main software in my Master's program - Digital Effects at Bournemouth University, UK. After my graduation, I worked at Framestore NY on TV, commercials and VR. I had a 6 month contract with Framestore, which unfortunately they weren't able to renew due to scheduling and budgeting. References available upon request. In my time using Houdini, I have created a wide array of effects to a high level. These include: fluids, cloth, smoke, hair & fur, RBDs, soft bodies, particles, pyro/volumes. I also have a excellent knowledge of the vfx pipeline due to my professional experience and having worked on my own personal projects during my student days. I have extensive experience in Nuke and PFTrack, as well as 3DS Max, Maya, After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop. Please see my links below for my showreel and other details. I have eligibility to work in both US and UK as I have dual citizenship. Showreel | Linkedin | Vimeo | Portfolio | Resume Cheers, Mark
  11. Hi guys, trying to find a solution to render houdini flip sim in Maya Renderman, i exported a rib sequence from H, but not sure that i exported all the attributes (something to promote?) the rendering department here, doesn’t see the v att and Cd att in my rib sequence. my maya knowledge is close to nothing and i can' t check what s wrong with my export my first question is : could you explain me, guys, how to export from Houdini, a ready to render Rib sequence for mayaRenderman v21? second question is : is there tricks to read H attributes in maya?, connect it to shaders?, and also get correct velocity motion blur(since it's changing topology classic moblur doesn't work) thx by advance for your attention
  12. FX TD available

    http://www.johnpattersononline.com/
  13. Hi I consider myself a new user of Houdini. Other than using it sporadically a few years ago . Been a Maya power user the last 12 years so I've been set in my ways I guess Anyways , I'm embarking on learning Houdini afresh for procedural modelling, and I'd like a few pointers and suggestions on what I should focus on Sorry for long post initially I'd like to get to grips with managing 'loop iterations' and creating multiple variations of assets which can be scattered or accessed using IDs. I'd normally write a python Maya UI and offer the user a 'step by step, now click this' type of approach which is .....because Maya I guess a simple exercise would be a field of cabbages : Import an alembic containing several leaves Duplicate n number of randomly selected leaves around a pivot repeat to make layers warp them to make them look a bit organic --do this n number of times and store results in a cabbage array -- take a random cabbage place it somewhere on a plane assign a random range rotate / scale --etc etc-- So from the above example I can see that I'd need some basic functions such as - gathering n number of leaf asset(s) IDs from an imported file -or splitting an imported geometry into different assets ( primitives ) - selecting n number of them - set their pivot to their minY - radial rotating them around a pivot - declaring the result as a new cabbage asset ID - have n number of these - scatter them across a plane - avoid intersections Without python it's pretty crazy to do this in Maya, with python it's easy . So what sort of nodes and workflow should I adopt in Houdini ? Can I avoid scripting ? Im guessing nodes like copyToPoints, group, transform are ones to use, but what about for loops and if ? Can I represent those sorts of queries in a node based manner ?
  14. a bundle of fun houdini vids i've done

    hey all thought i'd just drop a grenade of Houdini work i put together over 2016 & early 2017 - nothing particularly complex - most of this is all stuff i've learnt off this forum and youtube video tutorials by ppl like @mestela @ParticleSkull @Farmfield @rohandalvi the guys at Entagma, Sidefx, and a bundle of other ppl whom i cant seem to tag like Ben Watts - i just want to say thankyou for all your help and tutorage on forums and the time you guys take to put all those epic videos together and encouraging me to learn cheers ant hoob (houdini noob geddit?!) this was my first project set in houdini - following tutorials and clearly inspired by Method (who isn't c'mon) and their video.. I then went away and did some more twiddling with sop based stuff to try some more fun effects - had alot of fun with this one - i love balloon boy lol... this was inspired by all the Hydraulic press channels and just trying a fun few setups... this one was inspired by Erik Fergusons fem stuff... and this one was an attempt to try some fun ragdoll/crowd sim stuff :)
  15. Importing Curves from Maya

    Hey, I need to simulate some curves that will be used on a groom in maya. 1500 curves to be exact. I exported the curves from maya to an alembic cache. I loaded the curves in houdini. How ever, for some reason the performance was really slow causing the viewport to lag. So I saved the curves out as a bgeo and re-imported them. However, it is still very slow (orbiting camera in viewport/doing any operation in viewport). What can I do to speed things up? Could it be slow because houdini is reading from a file and the curves are not actually part of the scene file? Thanks
  16. Hi everyone ! I need help for a project that I need to finish before next week, I have created a crack propagation (with VDB) on a simple geometry in Houdini, but unfortunately when I play the animation of the alembic exported file in Maya it makes crash the application… A workflow is described by Wayne Hollingsworth from gnomon here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHLDS3SrZfs&t=3025s between 1:02:50 and 1:05:00 but once in Maya he uses Vray proxy import instead standard import to keep UVs. I share with you my houdini file (hiplc, h16), the alembic file size generated in houdini is under 100Mo As I am pretty new to houdini there are maybe some mistakes, if you see something wrong or if you have an idea to solve the problem, tell me thank you very much ! Alexandre calcification_v2.hiplc
  17. 3D Generalist - Demo Reel

    Hello! I would be grateful to be considered for any opportunity to work with some of you on a project. Please review my reel link below. I am the sole proprietor of FrameHaus LLC based in Las Vegas, NV and routinely work on remote projects of all kinds. I look forward to hearing from some of you soon! https://vimeo.com/217558652 Warmest regards, Tobias
  18. I am not able to emit fluid from mesh that I imported as ABC from Houdini. Getting this error. I also get the same error when I apply a MEL script that applies shaders randomly. // Error: file: /Applications/Autodesk/maya2016/Maya.app/Contents/scripts/others/dynExecFluidEmitterCommands.mel line 47: Object 'file1_106' not found. Attaching the abc file as well skelly2.abc
  19. 3D Artist- Moment Factory - Montreal

    Are you crazy about textures, shapes and colours and constantly looking for new inspiring creation challenges? Are you passionate about 3D? Do you consider yourself great technically and creative? Do you like playing around a variety of software to get your aesthetic and realism always higher? Do you sometimes dream of joining a multidisciplinary team of pioneers based in Montreal and feel you’d thrive amazingly in international ambitious multimedia experience projects? Here is our content reel for you to be inspired: https://vimeo.com/178357432 Moment Factory is looking for creative and expert 3D Artists in different aspects of the 3D pipeline with special interest for modeling, texturing, environment and FX. Our tools are Maya and Houdini. Please note: we are not looking at character animators or any other kind of specialist 3D animators but our 3D artists also animate objects and abstract images and, therefore, a knowledge of animation is a requirement for this role. Send me your CV/linkedIn profile and portfolio/Demo reel at julietb@momentfactory.com We offer to sponsor the working visa for non-residents in Canada. Some rules apply. Note: advanced level of English is necessary and only artists with relevant portfolio will be contacted.
  20. Hello, I am a third year student and have just started using Houdini this year. Whilst doing a basic pyro effect using the shelf tools, I want to render an effect I have applied to an alembic cache animation (done in Maya). I don't want the person to be rendered out but I want the effect around her to be rendered. I tried applying a shadow matte as a material, however, when I do render tests, the whole effects is visible when parts of the character should be covering it. Is there a way to fix this? And also, is there a way to make the fog vanish just before the end of the scene? Also, I was wondering if there was a way to match the Houdini scene to Maya scene? I have tried importing the Maya camera in as an alembic but the camera animation doesn't work and the scene doesn't match to Maya. I understand Maya works in cm whilst Houdini is in M... thats all I know though... I have attached the files! Thank you!!! I hope this made sense! Sorry I'm asking so much!!! Shot_3_v2_002.hipnc KT_Scene_3_v2.abc
  21. I have three individual components to this briefcase, the body, the handle rings and the handle, the body is a static objects and the other two are RBD packed objects, all concave. I am trying to get the handle to hang from the suitcase naturally but they are falling through each other, there is a slight reaction but i cant get them to completely react to each other. I have attached a zip of the three .obj files and the .hip file if anybody could have a look. Any help would be really appreciated ! Thanks! Assets.zip
  22. 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
  23. I have a load of RBD packed objects smashing on a Ground Plane, they're all intersecting by a consistent distance through the Ground Plane, the RBD packed objects are all convex hull rather than concave although changing between the two doesn't seem to make a difference. I've tried replacing the Ground Plane with a static box and trying different geo representations on it but that doesn't seem to work either. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be really appreciated! Thanks
  24. Maya Rig -> FEM

    Hi all, I have a rigged character from Maya from which I did a Ragdoll sim and all is good. However now I want to do it as a FEM sim instead, to get some bulging when the character gets hit by an object. How would you go about doing this? While still having constraints on arms, etc. Thank you very much in advance. Cheers, Jonas :-)
  25. Hi, I have a rigid body simulation of a few thousend parts. I export the geometry from maya, simulate in Houdini and bring it back to maya. Of course all shaders are gone and I have to reassign the shaders to the simulated geometry. Unfortunately the imported parts are all named with the pattern: <rop alembic input node>_packed<somenumber> e.g. attributeDelete1_packed1618 It would help a lot if I could keep the object names because with valid names I could simply reassign the shaders. Does anyone know a way to keep the names if I import an alembic from Houdini back into maya?
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