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  1. Maya Camera to Houdini

    Hi, I'm trying to export camera from the Maya to Houdini, I removed all the dependencies and kept outside without grouping, I'm trying to export in alembic formate, but still, the alembic node in Houdini is unable to load the camera in Houdini... Any ideas for doing this? Thanks
  2. Hair Guide Transfer Issues

    Hey guys, I'm still fairly new to Houdini and I am trying to make a hair sim for a character on a short film I'm on. I have created my groom on a static mesh of the character and I want to transfer it to the animated mesh. I've imported an alembic cache from Maya, matched topologies with the static mesh, cached that matched mesh out, then brought it back in. I want to transfer the guides to this newly cached mesh, but when I use the guide transfer node, it creates multiple instances of my groom and scatters them around the space. I have also tried the vellum constraint option "attach to geometry" with only the root points selected, hoping the rest of the curves will follow but only the root points moved. Not only that, but they didn't spread across the mesh to their correct position. At this point, I'm not really sure what to do anymore. Any recommendations are welcome. I can attach the file too but I'm not sure if that would be much use since you would need the cache files too.
  3. Women Character Rigging

    Hey, Hi, I want to rig a realistic women character, Can someone tell me what is the way to rig a realistic character I'm planning to use a Advanced skeleton in maya, and including the blendshapes can also be helpful? or else painting my own weights will give the better result? ThankU.
  4. Houdini to maya

    Hi, Is there any way to export from Houdini procedurally and working in Maya with that model, I heard that procedurally doing this way doesn't give any issues and works fast in Maya while working with large super sets or even smaller one... I wanted to model a super set in Houdini and import in Maya and shade, light it... Please text If you do any exports from Houdini to Maya...
  5. Hi , I have a houdini hda that generating some poly data , but the normal of the poly is weird , i tried to add a normal sop as point or vertex in houdini with different face angle inside my hda , but still can't get a good normal ? I tried also to change the setting for the hda in maya interface (“preserver mesh locked normals”) , but it didn't help . I attached an image to the result i get in maya to show the problem , if i load my hda in cinema 4d , it's give me a good poly normal by default ! Is there any solution to get a sharp or good normal ? any help is appreciated .
  6. Hi everyone, we meet a problem here. Our group are using Houdini to do the sand interaction effects, but we do the lighting in Maya. How could we do the transfer? For now, we just do the lighting in Houdini to try to match the lighting which we did in Maya. We use the Maya engine to import the sand particles from Houdini, but it occupied a lot of virtual memory. Is there anyone could help us ? We hope to find out how to solve this problem. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to any suggestions!!!!!!
  7. I'm trying to transfer the Uvs from the model to same model which I made symmetrical... but UVs are stitching... I need exactly the same without stitching from the first input...how to resolve this!!!!????? the result should be like 2nd image
  8. Maya not reading alembic UVs

    I've written out some simmed geo as .abc files for use in Maya. Maya will not read the UVs, but Houdini reads them just fine. The alembics have to be unpacked for them to show up in Houdini--thinking that was the problem, I ran them through an unpack node and re-wrote them, with the same results. The only Googling result I've found says that UVs have to be a point attribute for Maya to read them, but I've found no way to make that happen, as attribute promote screws them all up. How can I get the UVs to Maya? Attribute transfer (in Maya) from the original object (created in Maya) doesn't work, as the new geo is simmed and moving so the UVs would swim. Thanks!
  9. hi guys I did some render test with houdini and maya redshift renderer. I made particle in houdini then rendered it in maya using houdini engine and redshift proxy file. This image is that I tested to compare houdini redshift render and maya redshift render. A is houdini redshift B is maya redshift with importing particle by houdini Engine C is also maya redshift with importing particle by redshift proxy When I use B, alpha attribute for per particle is different from A and C. Is there any way to correct the alpha attribute? Thanks.
  10. So I cached my nparticles that were imported via houdini engine into maya. When I import them back into the scene via nCache > attach cache it makes a cacheblend input on the nparticles. Great, but when I open the scene on another computer on the network that does not have Houdini the cached particles do not load at all. I need to render this on a farm and be able to load the scene on any machine and see the particles.
  11. Hello, hopefully someone can help. I have a creature exported from Maya as an Alembic where some of the normals were reversed. I’ve blasted out groups of those points and reversed the normals, then merged them back in. It works fine on frame 1, but as I scrub time the point numbering changes, so the points defined in the group are wrong. Can I make the numbering stick so groups work? What would a Houdini artist do? I’m primarily a Maya artist, and in Maya the CVs ID doesn’t change. Could it be to do with how I exported the alembic? I don't have a Maya licence at home so can't easily re-export to check the options.
  12. Apologise for noob questions, I've only about 100hrs of Houdini so far, after over a decade of Maya use as a lighting TD. I have a file SOP of kitbash models from the link below. The come in as one mesh, obviously I'd like them as individual objects at the origin with centered pivots. There's no polySeparate, of course - but I can select points and modify-tab > extract and then in the object_merge node select transform: into Specified Object But this kitBash SOP has a hundred things in it. So: How would I go through all the separated hulls and create new objects from each? Sounds like a job for a Python, which is probably how I'd approach this in Maya. "for each hull in fileSop:" kind of thing. I realise there's the 'Maya' way of thinking I need to kinda drop, but at the moment it's the only way I know. Thanks in advance! Obj from here : https://gumroad.com/olegushenok
  13. Hey, total noon here Just started learning houdini recently. Made a candle flame and adjusted it like I wanted it. When I am converting it to VDBs I can't get the density right and thus it looks wrong or is invisible in maya. The file is attached, any help is appreciated CandleJet.hip
  14. Alembic packed geometry has a pivot intrinsic which sits on the centroid of each primitive. Is there a way to transfer an object from Maya and maintain the pivots that were set there? thank you and I was wondering if there is a way to
  15. Connecting edges

    I'm beginning my switch to houdini from maya, a simple question, in maya we can select two or more edges and the choose to connect them with 1 or mor cuts, is there a way in Houdini to do the same thing ?
  16. Hey guys, I'm pretty new to Houdini and I'm doing a train crashing through a wall. Currently I'm trying to export the animation of the crashing wall (via Alembic (~600mb/frame) to Maya Arnold to shade and render it. Viewing it in the viewport of Maya is no problem but as soon as I try to look at it in render view Maya freezes. Is there an easier way to export the crash Animation of the Wall to Maya? Or some option in Maya to make it easier? I fractured the wall with some detail with the RBD Material Fracture Node and unpacked the dopimport before I exported it to an Alembic. In the hip file is only the fractured wall for testing Thanks for the help wall_test.hipnc
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  18. Hi folks, I have searched around, but similar questions are either unresolved or unanswered. Hopefully now in 2019 we have a simple solution to this simple issue. I have used the Extract Transform node in Houdini, which gave me the position and rotation of my object. Prior to that, I have simmed a Rigid Body object, and used this node to replace it with a higher-resolution version for my render. Now I wish to do the same in Maya. I have a high-res model of my rigid body, and it would be a waste to export each frame in alembic. It would be great to export a simple Null with a position and rotation attribute or something like that, and constraint my object to it in Maya. It sounds simple, but I can't do it. Attaching a ROP FBX or alembic to the ExtractTransform node produces the files, but they're just a locator without any attributes in Maya. How can I get this set-up to work, or what are the alternatives? Thank you.
  19. Sulaiman - Compositing/Houdini FX

    Hi everyone! I am a VFX Artist who just recently graduated from 3dsense Media School who specialises in a wide range of skillsets Below is a Vimeo link to my showreel as well as my submission to The Rookies! Do feel free to drop me a message, thank you! Contact me and check my channels: sulaimanwar18@gmail.com https://linkedin.com/in/sulaimanwar/ https://www.artstation.com/sulaimanwar =================================== https://vimeo.com/325603170 https://www.therookies.co/entries/427 FinalProject10.mov
  20. Arunkumar - FX TD - Reel 2019

    Hi guys, I'm an FX TD looking for challenging VFX opportunities. Please take a look at my reel, and get in touch. Would love to discuss about prospective collaborations and/or full-time work. Comments, suggestions and critiques are most welcome and would help me improve the reel. Thanks.. Arunkumar arunkumar.subramanian@gmail.com
  21. I want to export model with animation to maya but when I import in maya 2018 UV is gone. I try to promote UV to point before export it can see UV in maya but UV is wrong. I want to know how to export alembic with uv, Thank.
  22. Hello, I encounter major problems when exporting an alembic sequence from houdini 17 to maya 2018. I traced the problem down to the “build hierarchy from attribute” option combined with rendering frame ranges into an alembic-file. Attached is a test file, to rebuild/illustrate the problem: export an alembic file with build hierarchy from attribute “name” ON —> import in Maya causes crash or empty transform nodes, but the hierarchy would be there export an alembic file with build hierarchy from attribute “name” OFF —> import in Maya with animation works fine - except that I don’t get the correct hierarchy I’m aiming for. Is someone encountering the same behaviour and has a solution for that? Or is it only at my system/setup? I’m working with Houdini 17.0.352 and Maya 2018.5 (but it didn’t work in any maya version between 2017 and 2018.5) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Joko alembic_export_maya.hiplc
  23. Hi folks, I was able to do alembic transport from Houdini to Maya for a scene which has a procedural vine/plant growth, how do I go about to maintain the UVs? kind regards, Clarence
  24. Greetings, I have just finished my first year learning and using Houdini. I have a degree in telecommunication and Cinema and finished the first year of a VFX masters course. I am looking for work as a junior artist in europe and for opportunities to improve. All comments and suggestions are welcome, enjoy your day! Reel: - Dario
  25. Hello everyone, Here is my problem, i'm new as houdni user and i followed the embroidery tutorial from entagma, once finished I have added some extras stuff but my problem is when I want to export, I want to export by color ( or group color ) but I don't know how to proceed. Can somebody help me ? Thank you everyone . link to the tuts : http://www.entagma.com/fakebroidery-needlework-in-houdini/
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