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    Manuel
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  1. Follow Stormborn Studios on Facebook!

    Hey guys, We just launched the official Facebook page for Stormborn Studios! If you like the idea that a small crew of experienced FX ninjas is trying to take on the world of VFX, give us a juicy like, share with your friends and follow us! Thanks for the support! Manu https://www.facebook.com/stormbornstudios
  2. customizing netbox creation and other UI commands

    Hey man, Have a look at this code on how to resize a network box in Python: if hou.selectedNodes(): sel = hou.selectedNodes()[0] pos = sel.position() parent = sel.parent() box = parent.createNetworkBox() box.setPosition(sel.position()) box.addNode(sel) box.setColor(hou.Color(0.5, 0.2, 0.5)) bbox = hou.BoundingRect(pos[0] - 4, pos[1] - 1, pos[0] + 5, pos[1] + 1) box.setBounds(bbox) cheers, Manu
  3. mid- to senior level FX TDs - Stormborn Studios Vancouver

    Role has been filled, thanks guys!!!! Feel free to send me a message anyway if still interested, we always have projects that need top notch Houdini talent
  4. Hi guys, Stormborn Studios is currently looking for mid- to senior level Houdini FX TDs. If you're looking for work or know somebody who does, please shoot me a message! (Vancouver-based artists only!) Cheers, Manu
  5. Introduction to FX using Houdini - workshop

    Hey what's up guys, Only 1 week left to sign up for my fast-track Houdini workshop "Introduction to FX using Houdini". Limited student capacity! Over the course of 9 weeks and 33+ hours of tutorial content students learn how to do procedural modeling, particle-, RBD-, pyro-, FLIP- and whitewater simulations. On top of that we're going to talk about lighting, shading, rendering and we're going to dive deep into VEX scripting. I would love to answer any questions that you might have!!! Cheers, Manu Find the complete course syllabus here: https://www.cgmasteracademy.com/courses/16-intro-to-fx-using-houdini Also for more detailed information on the workshop, check out an interview that was done on 80.lv recently: https://80.lv/articles/making-first-steps-in-vfx-with-procedural-tools/ Here's a quick teaser:
  6. Mixing animations from Mixamo.com

    Hey man, I did it exactly how Atom described it up top. I downloaded several animation clips from Mixamo as FBX and then used timeshift SOPs and the Blendshape SOP in order to blend the animation clips. Pretty easy! Just try to replicate what Atom did, that should work for sure! Cheers, Manu
  7. Uniform Volume Shader with specular/reflection

    woooow 5 days and not a single reply, what's up Odforce? Turns out all I had to do was to transform the point gradient attribute from world to camera space and use the PBR Metallic instead of the PBR reflect. Works really well. Would love to know what's wrong with the PBR Reflect though, why isn't that working as expected? It does if I'm using volumes and a vector3 gradient field ... Thanks to Andrea Sbabo for the tip to use PBR metallic!
  8. Uniform Volume Shader with specular/reflection

    Hey guys, I'm trying to render points as volumes using the uniform volume shader with specularity/reflection. I calculated a gradient attribute on my points (to emulate normals) and plugged that into my shader, but I'm having no success as all. The same technique works if I convert my points to a volume and then use a gradient vector field, however I'd like to get it to work without having to convert my points into a volume. Attached a screenshot of my current shader and also a hip file. Any ideas how to get that to work? Thanks, Manu uniform_volume_spec_test.hiplc
  9. Mixing animations from Mixamo.com

    Hey man, Thanks a lot for the detailed screenshot, I'll have a play first thing tomorrow! Kinda off topic, how are you liking those Ryzens? Better than Xeon or I7? Cheers!!! Edit: I rebuilt your setup and it works like a charm, thanks a lot for pointing me towards the right direction!!
  10. Mixing animations from Mixamo.com

    Hey what's up guys? I discovered this amazing website https://www.mixamo.com/ where you can download free animated characters as .fbx files. Because the animations clips in Mixamo are pretty short, I'd like to combine several animations in order to get a longer sequence, but I have no idea how to approach this. The FBX comes in with a bone hierarchy, as well as a Geometry OBJ which contains a locked file SOP connected to a locked Bone Capture SOP, which is then connected to a Capture Override SOP which again is connected to a Bone Deform SOP. I assume that this is pretty standard. So if I now import a second animation, I get a new OBJ containing the same Bone OBJ hierarchy but with a different animation. What is the approach to blend the 2 different animations together? And how would I offset such an animation? In CHOPs? Again, this is not my comfort zone in Houdini, I'd appreciate some pointers on how to get this done! Thanks, Manu
  11. Houdini, Algorithms and Python

    Hey what's up community? In order to keep this thread alive, although I'm hardly ever posting, here's my latest and greatest Python project! Would be awesome to get some feedback on this, cheers!
  12. OTL hotkey problem, help?

    Hi guys, I'm trying to assign a hotkey to the tool section of a script OTL and can't get it to work. Script is located in 'Type properties > Tools'. parameters on the Options Tab are defaults: Name - $HDA_DEFAULT_TOOL LABEL - $HDA_LABEL Then I go to the Hotkeys tab, hit 'Edit' (Global), then the Hotkey Manager pops up and the 'Action' column is selecting 'HDA_LABEL' by default. Now when I assing a hotkey to this, I'm getting the following error pop-up on execution of the hotkey: 'Cannot find the tool $HDA_DEFAULT_TOOL.' Does anybody know how to fix this / what's going on? Thanks a lot, Manu
  13. Houdini, Algorithms and Python

    No Of course Linux does have copy/paste What I wanted to do is store strings that are created by Python into the clipboard, that's not possible without using modules in Python. Using PySide/PyQt, not only can you store strings, you can also store images as well as Mime data, which can be quite helpful!
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