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  1. Is there a way to reduce the filesize of this animation considering i am only transforming geo not deforming. Ideally the rop file would just save the geo just one time and then only changes in the transforms. Also can i do this with an FBX alembic.rar
  2. I've merged 2 skeletons together but I must have missed something because when I import to C4D the hands are in the complete wrong place in world space. Thought if I edited the path attribute it would fix the hierarchy, but it did not. Works fine in Houdini. What am I missing? RigTemp.zip
  3. Crowd Usd Export

    Hi evryone, Does somebody have any experiences on crowd simulation export in usd file? I did a basic work around trying with: agent pack but it doesn't work unpack agent works well but to brut force for me If somebody have any idea? I gonna continue to workaround, hoping finding a way, even if not so confident. If any advices can be helpfull. Best Regards Mathieu
  4. Hi everyone! I am doing a fluid simulation in houdini that I then want to export in blender. I already achieved something, but I think I am in need of a couple of advices and I hope someone can help me here. This is the result so far after I exported all the elements in blender: VA_WaveTest_Houdini_002.mp4 Question1: how do I export whitewater separating spray from the foam and the bubbles? I am exporting whitewater using alembic to blender and it works great... However at the moment it's all in the same file, foam, bubbles and spray. While the former two I think can be rendered together, I would like to have the spray on a separate alembic or even better VDB so I can render it as a volume. How can I do so? Here you can see my current setup... I see that in the whitewater_IMPORT node group houdini extract some volume info from the whitewater particles so I tried to export those as a VDB but once I imported in blender I think that ALL the whitewater has been exported in the VDB not only the spray. I guess I would have to isolate some part of the whitewater based on some attribute, but I am a bit lost here... Can anyone give me a hand please? Question2: Is there a way to automate all the steps of the simulation caching process? So far I've been doing R&D but when the time for the final simulation come I would like to automate a bit the baking process. At the moment I cache in sequence: flip sim, whitewater sim, mesh and then I export the mesh and the white water to VDB. I would like to know if I can create some kind of BATCH of those actions so that I can leave the computer to crunch overnight and it will automatically start the next step after finishing baking the previous one. Thanks everyone for any help in advance!
  5. Hi. I have basic polyline. Turned into the rig with RigDoctor and animated via Rig Wrangle. I would like to export animation to fbx beacause as far as I understood in order to export fbx animation one needs to use rig system. But nothing works(((. Second question is how to export to fbx copy to points animation. In general I wasn't expecting exorting fbx animation to be so complex. Thanks in advance
  6. Hi everyone, I created simple pop network with fixed particle count (100) and connect sphere to particle points. I want to export 100 animated seperated spheres to fbx files. I try to different ways but spheres not moving in fbx files Waiting for gold helps thanks.
  7. Hi brains ! Need help! I've got a mesh (as an example I'll use pig head) and I'm using a "mesh slice" node to split it in different parts, using $F as index, basically every frame I see a different slice of the pig. Tried to export in fbx using rop fbx but can't find a way to create a different file for each frame. I can export in obj and it works by saving each frame in a separate file "test$F.obj" but does not work with FBX rop, I always get only one FBX file.. Any idea ? Thanks in advance, happy houdiniiiing ! MeshSliceFBX.hip
  8. Hey I'm used to Maya, however I'm falling in love with Houdini and I'm trying to slowly integrate it more in my workflow. Currently I'm trying to integrate some fluid-simulations made in Houdini and export it to a maya scene where all the actors and props move at 12 fps (with the camera (and houdini) being 25 fps) Now I'm stuck with a smooth 25 fps animation of the simulation and I have really no idea how you could 'posterize' it or you know let it ignore every second frame. Not sure if this is the right thread, hope I make sense, sorry in advance!
  9. So i have a very simple destruction sim and i am trying to take it to maya. I had got the obj from maya with the uv. Now when i go to export the alembic sim, the uv doesnt show in maya. Even in houdini i have to unpack the alembic file to see the uv. Could someone help me with this? brick_wall.obj brick.hip
  10. Hi all I'm a complete newbie to Houdini, but an avid watcher of the Houdini work. So purely a fan at this point. I have a little question of how to export a vector path to illustrator. Essentially I have created a circle and a played around with the shape and would like to export it to as a .dxf (for example) I have used the 'convertline' and export a .dxf. Right click on 'convertline' and select Save/Geometry (As per photos to try and explain) There is data in the file (looking at the file size '9,304KB'), but cant open in anything. I'm using the Apprentice version for playing, but I presume I can export. Tutorial for reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOk5qVXrFQA Any pointers would be really appreciated. Many thanks Stephen
  11. Diving inside the network i can see the rop fbx responsible for exporting the low res fbx geo. I am trying to do the same thing in an other setup but i cant figure out how does it get triggered. Usually you have to press the Save button or build a TOP network. i dont see any TOP networks inside the HDA
  12. Hey wizards I have problems with exporting instanced scattered VDB clouds( they build a cloudscape). When i try to put a ROP geometry or a ROP alembic node at the end of the chain it doesnt work... My Goal is to export the "cloudscape" as a single vdb file to use that in 3ds max with vray for Production. Can anyone explain how to properly do that? Thanks in advance ;-) Cheers, Marcel
  13. Free video tutorial can be watched at any of these websites: Fendra Fx Vimeo Side Fx Project file can be purchased at Gumroad here: https://gumroad.com/davidtorno?sort=newest
  14. I want to import a Houdini mesh into Unity via FBX. In Houdini, the object has vertex normals which define hard/soft edges. I export with the FBX ROP. No matter which FBX options I try, I can't pass this hard/soft edge info on to Unity. I can re-define normals in Unity by face angle, but I'd prefer to read in Houdini vertex info directly. Unity expects "smoothing groups", which don't exist in Houdini. I don't see any "smoothing" related options in the FBX ROP. Someone else, when exporting to Unreal, fixed this by adding a string prim attribute in Houdini to define "smoothing groups". But this prim attribute is Unreal-specific (1st link). I'm not the first having trouble importing hard/soft edges into Unity (2nd link). https://www.sidefx.com/forum/attachment/f7125ef24d8648354a6623078f76b2015c14066d/ https://polycount.com/discussion/92226/fbx-and-vertex-normals-of-a-skinned-mesh
  15. Exporting UDIMs

    Hi guys, I am creating an HDA where you put the mesh and textures. What it does is that it saves those files to disk with proper names basically. However, the problem is when the texture has UDIMs. I can't find a way how to export UDIMs from Houdini. Right now the export is happening in COP network which doesn't support UDIMs, only sequences. Is there any way how to export UDIM textures like the baker does but without baking them? Just reexport/renaming? Thank you
  16. Hi, I try to export objects from houdini and paint them in substance painter. However, importing object to substance painter is working, but something not work as I expect. Curvature and particle rain don't work properly with object exported by houdini. Curvature mask seems nothing work, and particle rain should move down in world space, but it looks move to one direction of UV space. I tried exactly same way with an example object 'JadeToad.spp', then operation was working as I expect. Therefore, I guess my Houdini objects are something wrong with format or missing vertex info. I tried it with the both of original UV and auto UV, but did not work properly. I attached object files. Please let me know what's wrong with it. Or what requires to painting objects. Thanks! building1_destruction_asset_testB_v015.abc RnD_000_001_fx-rbdBld_v013.obj
  17. Hi, i've been trying to export my fur from Houdini to be rendered into maya with redshift through rop alembic, but when I cache the nurbs they don't render at all, so I tried to convert the fur with a polywire and exported in fbx. It works, but it's still a polywire, what am I supposed to do to maintain the original fur? (Tried to install redshift in Houdini for a proxy export, checked the .env file with the correct path installation, but the plug-in won't show off in the houdini shelf). Should I try to cache in bgeo and make the hairgen a digital asset with Houdini engine or there are other ways to make this work? I'm using Houdini v. 18.5.408 and redshift v. 3.0.31.
  18. Export houdini to unreal engine

    Hello, people of OD force, I am a noob at Houdini only a year of experience with the software but I am having fun and enjoy learning it. Now I am doing a short film for university and I made a few different effects. I have accomplished the effects I wanted but the problem is I cannot seem to be able to export them, I tried, alembic, FBX and HDA but none of them works. I was planning on rendering on unreal so that's where I want import them but I can't figure it out how to do this. More info The effects I have done are two volumes sop and an rbd fracture. I believe I am doing something wrong with the fracture but the cloud man and the volumetric fog might be because they don't have any geometry but I am not sure. My option or best bet is try to work out hdas or just rebuild all the effects in unreal or Maya or even do them in compositing. This is why I need you people of the internet to help another human being out, please. I'll be leaving the hip files so you can check it out and understand the situation better : fog_effect.hip test_smoke_3.hip fracture_judgement_export.hip and the files I am using in the scenes needed files.rar All your wisdom is appreciated Thank you Juanandonly
  19. Hi Guys ! I would like to know if there is a simple way to create hierarchy in Houdini and Export them into a FBX ? It seams that a subnet in OBJECT working fine of one level but if i want multiple level ? Box_1 Box_2 Box3 Box_4 ... I find this : i'm gonna study it : https://sondreutheim.com/post/houdini__hierarchical_fbx_export But maybe there is an easier way now ? Have a nice day all !
  20. Hello, I have question. I voronoi the object in houdini. And export as fbx. But the exported object has some of combiend vertices. How can I fix that? Or fix in 3dsMax? Thank you
  21. FBX to Unreal

    I recently ran into a bunch of issues in getting fbx animation out of houdini and into unreal so I thought I'd share the process so that hopefully noone else needs to run into the same issues. Quick version: Use the ROP FBX Output in sops, don't bother with the labs RBD to FBX ROP Turn on "build heirarchy from path" on the FBX Output All intrinsic pivots should be zero
  22. RBD to FBX error

    Hi All, I'm playing around with H18.5 - I made a little sim using the rbdbulletsolver SOP but when I plug that into a ROP/RBD_to_FBX I get an "invalid node name" error and no FBX is produced. Python error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "labs::Driver/rbd_to_fbx::2.0, PythonModule", line 28, in export File "labs::Driver/rbd_to_fbx::2.0, PythonModule", line 75, in export File "labs::Driver/rbd_to_fbx::2.0, PythonModule", line 203, in build_individual_nodes File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.351/houdini/python2.7libs\houpythonportion\ui.py", line 1010, in decorator return func(*args, **kwargs) File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.351/houdini/python2.7libs\hou.py", line 13126, in createNode return _hou.Node_createNode(self, node_type_name, node_name, run_init_scripts, load_contents, exact_type_name, force_valid_node_name) OperationFailed: The attempted operation failed. Invalid node name Not sure what the deal is - could it be the RBD SOP node? Am I sending the wrong data into the ROP?
  23. Hi, I would like to ask how to export instanced geometry using Instance Node to FBX? I would like to get the instanced geometry out to work with it in Maya LT (that's why FBX) Thank you in advance!
  24. Houdini to AE

    Hey folk, I'm trying to export a camera and nulls from Houdini to AE. I installed this, but since the last update was 2017, I'm guessing it doesn't work with Houdini 18. I'm getting this error when I try to run it: Traceback (most recent call last):Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "houdini_2_ae", line 1104, in show File "houdini_2_ae", line 470, in __init__ AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group' File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "houdini_2_ae", line 1104, in show File "houdini_2_ae", line 470, in __init__ AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group' Does anyone know how to fix this or if there are other methods to export the camera?
  25. Hi there, I want share for free my HDA for combine and export the cache of fluid from cluster system and convert it in VDB. Download here It's a open HDA so you can edit it if you want, please let me know if you do/did it and let me know if you use it in production. It's free, but a little donation is grateful Have a nice day Matteo video demo https://youtu.be/dLj2CaWam7Q
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