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  1. Hello, I'm wondering how to go about this... I have a circular copy of boxes (merged) that I want captured from bones I have generated from a python script (script just makes bones for each copy of the object). I was thinking I could do a for each piece and do a capture proximity for each object and then after the loop, do a bone deform. But the proximity capture is capturing the other boxes as well. I want 1 bone to only capture 1 box. Not sure if i'm going about this correctly. The model is procedurally created and the number of boxes will change (causing me to run my script again, that will delete old bones and create new ones). any help is appreciated, thanks!
  2. I've looked at the help regarding the blend solver and it looks promising but I've ran into a few technical problems. I'm running an animated character (alembic/capture), and because of the movements there's interpenetration in the shoulder regions, elbow regions, etc. Usual stuff. I had the bright idea to use FEM as a way to solve for these specific areas so when I run cloth it won't get caught in the character. Also I'd have the added benefit of those ares nicely squishing, a faux muscle deformation of sorts. I don't know a good way to run a sim but also have it follow keyframes, The blendsolver technique listed in the help looks like it could work, but the vellumsolver doesn't hook into the blend solver. It's apparently the wrong type. The old FEM solver was quite slow. Mind I haven't gotten into the active attribute workflow yet, so maybe I could speed the FEM solver up a bit. The other thing was the FEM solver's result weren't all the great looking either topology wise. Is there a specific topology it favors?
  3. Hi guys, So as you can see from the question I am a Houdini newbie, and I just can't figure out how those nodes work... What I mean by that is that I don't get what I should plug into the inputs of the nodes and in what order. I think I got the cloth capture right (untitled.mp4), but the problem is going on from here. Just to clarify I want to use a low res cloth sim to transfer it on high res one. Sorry for the very basic question but I couldn't find answear anywhere. Cloth_capture.hiplc
  4. Skin Editing

    Hey folks I'm investigating something that would help in my new venture of specializing on character work and I've realized that posing tools in Zb are not quite as good for me as I was hoping. So now I have the choice to scrape another layer off Softimage usage and possibly use Houdini for posing base meshes. So far I've not been able to find in Houdini the tool equivalents in XSI I regularly use and frankly couldn't do without. The main problem I'm facing is that I can't seem to figure out how to edit point weights, per bone, manually, aka numeric input. I've attached an image from XSI's skin editor where you'll see 4 points selected in viewport and one point to be edited in the editor with the bone1 as the influencing one also activated (bone1, bold text). Houdini Geometry Spreadsheet seems to only display those values, no editing. Am I missing something?
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