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  1. So I have been stuck on this issues for several days now, all the google links to similar issues have long since become purple. Two nice members of the Houdini discord tried helping me, yet i still can't seem to get this to work. I am working on a game that has quite a few pipes. So an optimized pipe building tool is simply a must for us. I can get the geometry generated perfectly fine, but am having an issue with optimizing it without severe uv stretching. This issue occurs from removing inline points with the facet node on the original path curve. I am trying to transfer the UV map from the hi poly: http://imgur.com/qMP3XGg onto the low poly. http://imgur.com/6zx2Nnx I would prefer to stay away from sweeping. I understand sweeping gives very nice uvs, but this is a branching curve and the branches wont connect like polywire. Using boolean on the intersecting geometry gives less desirable geometry and messes up swept uvs. http://imgur.com/CvbR631 It doesn't necessarily need to be uved like this to begin with. If I can find another way of uv mapping it from the "Path_Fused" node I would be just as pleased. File Included Branch Subnetwork_v1.hip
  2. Hello magicians, I've been struggling with this all the morning, reading on forums and trying different stuff (att transfer, att promote, att interpolate, p deform) with no luck. I'm studying a file done by Ian Farnsworth , a awesome growth effect done with vdbs and curvature/gradient calculation. Now I'm trying to add a texture that sticks on the deformed sim, coming from a solver sop, but the texture doesnt stick. it keeps on the same space, I need to do this in order to texture properly in C4d (octane) http://i.imgur.com/mPryDKP.gifv File by Ian: http://fx-td.com/content/misc/recursive_growth_v2.hiplc Any help will be really appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you could help me solve the following issue: I have one animated object (polygons). I am trying to create a deformation on it's rest position and apply it back to the animated object so that I can have more control on that deformation. So far, I have tried two different approaches: 1. Calculate de point difference in the deformed rest position and transfer it to the animated object using an attribute reorient node. It kind of works but it changes the transfered deformation too much. 2.Using matrices to transfer the deformation. I have tried it without success. I know how to export the translation/rotation/scale but I don´t know exactly what to do with it. Does anyone knows any way of transfering the deformation from the deformed rest position to the animated position? Could anybody explain how to apply the matrix translation/rotation/scale into the animated object? I would appreciate some help on this issue because it´s beginning to drive me crazy!! Thanks!! transferDisplacement_01.hip
  4. Hi there, I am trying to build a propagation driven blend / morph effect to change the look of a geometry. But I am already stuck by transfering the atrributes between the geo A and geo B. I managed to build a set up where I change the geometry by using a attribute vop and subtracting B minus A. Here come the BUTs couldn´t animate it by keyframing the Bias of a mix node. couldn´t use a propagation effect with scattert points In the second set up I tried to change the set up by using a scatter node insted of the normal geometry. It works but it seems that the point order isn´t the same and while changing the bias of the mix node all the points change it´s position?! In the scatter node I unchecked "Rondomize Point Order" but without any effect. I also tried to use set up with the change from lowres mesh to a highres mesh, but here I couldn´t get solution with the scattered point, because of the primitive Attribute node in the second Vop. I also tried to recreate it with point cloud node but failed as always. I am pretty new to Houdini and I know that I am missing a lot of foundation knowledge, it would be great if someone could give me a hint what I am doing wrong. Thanks and all the best Dennis 170422_position_transfer_001.hiplc
  5. Hello!, I'm creating an attributte to group only the tips of this extrusions ...I used the front group that polyextrude creates to transfer an attribute to the root.. it's working so far buut the problem is those areas where the attribute of some tips gets to other nearby tips ... I could put a smaller blend value but still for thos tips that are to near I get this problems, of course I understand that the attributte transer is just creating a blend radius without any topology consideration... I was trying to look for some technique to transfer attributte to points that are topological connected, without any luck so far. any ideas?
  6. Hello guys, i think this is a peculiar problem I have to "fuse" 2 meshes and VDB looks just perfect for the job. The 1st mesh is an orange (alembic) and it have some perfect UVs. What I did is a simple vdb setup to combine the 2 meshes + an attribute transfer to get the uvs from the orange but, unfortunatelly, it looks like some of the polygons are still connected in some parts where it shouldn't be. Does anyone knows a solution for this? I can't share the original scene so I've recreated it in a simple way. The original one have a face to mix with the orange. here's the images + scene file (with abc) in case someone can have a look at it Thx again, Alvaro UVs Transfer Problem.rar
  7. How the heck does this work?! Within the solver is the attribute Transfer with "Previous Frame" in the left input and the Sphere in the right input. How does the solver know to transfer to the grid when it is not specified in the solver? Transfer_within_Solver.hipnc
  8. Hi, does anybody have experience with exporting ASS files from houdini to render them in Maya and preserve instancing? Now htoa seems to bake-in instances and ASS files are huge, instancing is apparently not preserved. Any ideas? Thanks, Juraj
  9. hi there!! I've melted an object using flip fluid solver and I was wondering if there is a way to apply a "low" sim resolution to the "high" (original) mesh. In another project using vdb fracture I could be able to apply the low sim to the original mesh by connecting the original geometry into the second input of convert vdb node and checking "transfer surface attributes", but I don't know why this method doesn't works for me for my flip fluid simulation. If it helps in this video: https://vimeo.com/85149964 The person who upload it, comments this: "I cheated a bit by wrapping the low res simulation to my high res geometry " Can anyone help me?? Thanks!!!
  10. Cd Attribute Transfer Query

    Hi How could I transfer a Cd attribute along an OBJ such as a pipe. I'm new and one way I know is using another OBJ as a mask Basic Example GIF https://gyazo.com/912405a45452c308514db0ce5da4e64c How could this be done evenly on something more complex whether its a pipe or a detailed mesh. Thanks guys
  11. Hi, first of all sorry if this has already been asked. I'm advecting some particles from a pyro sim. I would like to transfer some attributes from the pyro sim to the pop sim, like density, color, other... I have to use the gasfieldtoparticle node if I'm correct, but I cannot set it up correctly. Here is my DOP network I don't really know the correct way to use this node, could you please enlighten me ? [another question out of topic, do you use win10 on a work machine and do you recommend it?] thanks a lot!
  12. Hi everyone, as the title says: I am importing a digital asset into Maya with Houdini Engine and, while everything seems to work kinda ok, the UVs are somehow different (and wrong) in Maya. I can't post the original scene for it is a production scene but basically I just have a bunch of tubes with polycaps and their relative UVs. I've attached a self explenatory image. Does anybody knows why is this happening?If so how can I fix it? Thanks everyone Cheers
  13. #‎urgent‬ Hello everybody, This is regarding a project I am working on currently. I want to apply material shader with displacement on red portion while the grey areas will have a constant shader. Trick is red portion is animated and moving from point 1 to 2. How to use this red color value to drive my shader from point 1 to 2. Any help is appreciated. Its kind of urgent and I am stuck badly here. Thanks in advance.
  14. Hey Guys I have an issue here with volumes and attributes in general in fact. So in my scene if you take a look at it, I have a vdbfromparticlefluid node that I want to change the voxel scale value based on a colored ramp that runs down the particles and colors the points from black to white. I want to force the voxelscale parameter to be pretty much like .5 when high in the air and .2 when lower in the air. I don't know enough about attributes yet to achieve this, but I want to achieve it using color from the particles. It seems almost impossible to change original parameters stored in geometry (that are essentially locked ) based on new attributes. Of course, this being a volume, I have lost all point data information so I can't use color or anything based on points To explain this better: How would I say take a sphere's radius in x and force the radius in x to be an newly named attribute so that when i change the new attribute, the radius changes in the original sphere based on that attribute? So basically like channel referencing, only it will be channel referencing on an attribute that was created after the fact. So this is more of a "how do I change original geometry parameters based on new attributes that I created after the fact" question. I tried everything under the sun to get this to work. Channel referencing, Volume Vops, (Don't know those yet). Attrib transfer, Solvers in Sop level, Volume from attribute, all kinds of things... Can anyone help me? I need this for a project and I'm on a tight deadline so any help at all will be super highly appreciative. Thank you! Cloud_FloodV4.hip
  15. How to Transfer a Colored Pencil Drawing on vertexes? I can easily trasnfer the color via attribute transfer sop, but I dont know to to make the transfer permenant on vertexes. Thank you all.
  16. Foot_dust_effect - Problem

    Hello everyone! First of all, I would like to say that am a new Houdini user! I don't know if my problem is fairly easy to solve , but anyway. Am trying to create a sort of ''automated'' dust system for a chasing Shot. (school project) I would like to transfer the point color attribute from the animated foot to a grid. After that, I would like to isolate the colored points and then emit smoke from them. I searched and I founded that VOP sop could give me great result. I think the key is in the ''Cd[0],Cd[1],Cd[2]'', but i don't know how to use them correctly. I would like to know what is the best way to achieve this type of effect and if am on the track or not. Am very open to every solution. Foot_dust.hipnc Thank you in advance! Pier-Luc V.