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Everything posted by mestela

  1. Simple RBD hanging

    I'd probably setup an rbd chain instead, I think that'd be easier to control.
  2. Procedural modellling

    Didn't you just answer your own question? Why not start with that, see where it takes you, then see if you need more resources?
  3. Toms "Learning Houdini" Gallery

    Beautiful stuff as always Tom!
  4. recurcive subdivision

    kindasorta: sphere_triangles_recursive.hip
  5. Copy trace node and change file path

    Yep that's pretty much it. A trail sop and a timeshift is a handy trick for getting several moments of time into a static thing.
  6. (Animated) dashed line?

    add sop, check 'delete geometry but keep points' to get back to just points, then on the polygons tab chose 'by group', add mode 'groups of N points'. dashed_line.hip
  7. If you have access to zbrush, someone shared this with me today:
  8. Copy trace node and change file path

    If I'm understanding your problem correctly, you want to make sure your image sequence is named in a way houdini will understand by default. That's normally name.framenumber.suffix, eg 'traceme.0001.jpg'. You'll know its worked when you use the houdini file browser and it collapses your sequence into a single entry. Anyway once you have that, the trace will update so that you can move the time slider and see the trail update. You can then generate trails, timeshift to lock to the last frame, so now you'll have all your trace frames overlaid at the origin. With some attribute tricks you can splay the traced shapes out. Attached an example that might help, I used a copnet to generate a 12 frame sequence, dive inside the copnet and click render on the final node, when you jump up a level and view the final node, you should see a mosaic of traced images. trace_sequence.hip
  9. Od Studios launch

    I think you mean doctor.d studios (but also, congrats!)
  10. Particle movement based on color, image texture?

    Answered over on the sidefx forums: https://www.sidefx.com/forum/topic/60739/
  11. Display UV island in different colours

    Sure, or download and use the gamedev toolkit like Alain pointed out. Re surprising, not really, just a result of houdini's background. Its been the fx and procedural weird things app, not the uv app, there's always been other better software for that. If customers didn't ask for it in the past 20 years, why would sidefx spend time on uv display options? Better that they spend time on what their customers have needed, like more powerful simulation tools. As houdini pushes more into the mainstream there'll be more things like this exposed (and again the gamedev team are working incredibly quickly to fix things as they find them), but you can't call esoteric missing things you expect surprising any more than you could call the lack of highend water simulation tools in sketchup surprising.
  12. Huh, the ghost of odforce posts of the past came to visit me. There's a better way: http://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/?title=HoudiniDops#RBD_deintersect_the_easy_way
  13. Convert Slice images to Volume

    example mri slice sequence, and a houdini scene to read it into a volume and display it. capsicum.zip
  14. Or if you don't need to do a simulation, don't do a simulation. Particles One-Axis Test_no_pops.hipnc
  15. making primitive from closed curve.

    polyexpand2d sop should do this for you.
  16. What is the ODFORCE of lighting?

    The lighting challenges on CG society were pretty good, nice to see how different people approach lighting the same set.
  17. Well to be fair that term is used a lot in VFX, and traces back to the days of optical fx. When trying to work out what exposure you'd use for elements to do a composite, you'd shoot a wedge of multiple exposures and see what looked best. http://patrickvfx.blogspot.com/2012/01/definition-of-wedging-in-fx.html
  18. 'wedge' is the term you're after. Never used it myself, this seemed like a good excuse to try, see the attached hip. The idea is to setup your scene to write something to disk. Here I have a simple rbd setup that use a file cache sop to save the sim as a bgeo sequence. You then create a wedge rop, and tell it which other rop it will control (the file cache sop), how many times to run (4 times), and what parameters you want changed each time it runs (the global seed on a velocity sop, so my rbd pieces get different initial velocities per wedge). If you render the wedge rop, you'll see the sim run 4 times, and the file cache sop save the sim 4 times. If you use the filecache defaults, this will all be wasted effort, as each variation will just write to the same file location. To fix this, you can use a $WEDGENUM variable in the file path, that will be 0 for the first run, 1 for the second, 2, 3. That's all from me refusing to read the docs and making lots of assumptions. rbd_wedge.hipnc
  19. Font match each primtive number

    This post (and page) will probably give you enough clues: http://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/index.php?title=ForLoops#Loop_over_names
  20. Clean Growth PolyWires, Tutorials?

    It builds up a thickness of surface curves rather than just a single layer.
  21. Display UV island in different colours

    connectivity sop, primitive mode, enable 'use uv connectivity'. color sop in 'random from attribute', primitive mode, attribute name 'class'.
  22. crowd avoid problem

    Yeah I noticed that too. Another way to fix it without modifying the node is to append a pop wrangle after the popsteeravoid and set v@steerforce.y = 0;
  23. Updating RBD constraints from deforming geometry

    set the sleep time to 0, it disables that 'feature'.
  24. Updating RBD constraints from deforming geometry

    I pared the scene right back and rebuilt it using stuff I learned at the start of the year, its behaving as expected now I think. constrain_to_animated_anchors_matts_soft_rotation.hipnc
  25. Self moving/motivated RBD objects?

    Rich Lord has you covered, browse around his amazing blog for a while: http://richardlord.tumblr.com/ I wrote a few notes that might be useful too: http://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/index.php?title=ConstraintNetworks2