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  1. Test it! Also be careful, since alembic can contain sub-frame data that you might need. Caching this to a bgeo per frame will lose that.
  2. Not sure if you want to do it that way, but a single Transform Pieces SOP works fine instead:
  3. In this case, wouldn't you actually want || ? If you have 1 && 1 it will loop, but if one of them changes it will stop - 1 && 0. But with 1 || 0 it will still continue if either one of them is still true, so it will "wait" until both are false, 1 || 1 = true, 1 || 0 = true, 0 || 0 = false.
  4. It doesnt guess. By default it binds @ as float. There are some predefined attributes that Houdini knows is a vector, like P/v/N and other default ones. You typically dont have to define those. But for any custom attributes you do have to declare what they are. Its a good habit to always do f@, v@ etc
  5. if(random(@ptnum) > 0.5){ f@randrot = 45; } else{ f@randrot = -45; } Or use Attribute Randomize SOP:
  6. Do this in a prim wrangle to create the point: int newpt = addpoint(0, @P); //create point in the center setpointattrib(0, "N", newpt, @N); //Prim normal to N removeprim(0, @primnum, 1); //Remove the original geo
  7. Hey! You could compare the bounding boxes, and unpack only those that overlap. Here are 2 similar methods for that Hope it helps! unpackbbox_dv.hip
  8. Hard to help without seeing what you are doing, but yes, attributes are only written and geometry is only created at the end of a wrangle after the code has been run.
  9. You probably have some unconnected points in there that will render as a sphere by default. You can change this setting to turn that off.
  10. I think its normal that it gets slower the more nodes you have. I once had a scene with literally thousands of nodes, mainly inside HDAs and nested HDAs (the vellum nodes are particularly nasty, many of them contain sooo many nodes). It took a good 5-10min to open that scene.
  11. If you're doing subsequent booleans you should turn off Detriangulate, it can mess things up after the first boolean. Also be vary of cutting planes that only intersect a piece of geometry half way. If it doesn't go all the way through it will cause some big problems with additional booleans.
  12. Slapcomps is great, if only for yourself, to be able to judge how your FX will hold up. It's usually easier to get it approved too if it looks good and is shown in context. You dont have to be a compgod, but it definitely helps. Say you're doing sparks, showing the particles against black will probably get you nowhere - but if you apply a glow and put it on the plate with some basic roto it might get approved straight away. It depends on what effect you are doing too, a rigid body sim might not need a lot of comp but a magic effect is probably consisting of mostly comp to create the effect.
  13. Its probably because a wrangle is an HDA, and it seems to only show the cooktime for itself and not what it contains. You could always send in a bug for it!
  14. It's something with transforms. If you look inside the HeightField File SOP, it samples the COP in the XY Plane and then transforms it to ZX. If you do that too it will work.
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