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  1. Houdini Engine in 3d max does not work. Non-training version, SideFX Houdini FX 17.5.39. When loading an hda file, the Houdini Engine in 3D max does not respond. Who knows how to fix it?
  2. 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.
  3. Good day ladies and gentlemen, This student project is a Houdini tool aimed at generating game-ready rooms using predefined asset libraries, developed by myself and Mihnea Stoica, over the course of five months, at Breda University of Applied Sciences. We developed this tool, as part of an outsource group, for a student game project, called Captain Starshot, developed by Double Door Games. We wanted to see how flexible and adaptable the tool was with different asset libraries, therefore, by courtesy of team Morbid, a student game team at Breda University of Applied Sciences, in one week we were able to make a new test case, where the results of the generated rooms looked very promising. All kind of feedback and suggestions are welcome ----------------- Developers: · Gonzalo A. Gigosos https://twitter.com/GGigosos https://www.linkedin.com/in/gonzalo-gigosos-739247b1/ · Mihnea Stoica https://twitter.com/stoica_mihnea https://www.linkedin.com/in/stoica-mihnea/ ----------------- · Double Door Games https://www.doubledoorgame.com/ · Captain Starshot (avaliable on Steam for free) https://store.steampowered.com/app/1037410/Captain_Starshot/ · Team Morbid https://shatteredlights.com/ ----------------- · Song Title: Crimson Fly Artist: Huma-Huma youtu.be/qpxhgby-ONI ----------------- · Breda University of Applied Sciences https://www.buas.nl/
  4. When there are two outputs, is there any way to use it in Maya?
  5. Hi. I'm working on the tool, that should scatter some multiple objects as intances. I'm using Operator Path as an input source. I am able to pass multiple geometry under it in Unreal(as seen on the screenshots). However I'm getting 1 of 2 cases: 1 - HDA returns correctly instanced geometry(but at each point i have a combined geometry from all inputs) 2 - if I manually delete unneeded geometry in VEX inside copy-to-points loop - I have proper geometry but without instances(each copy is unique) Is it possible to have multiple input geometry scattered across points with proper instancing. I've also added the HDA. The primitive wrangle will manually delete geometry but will break intancing(so I turned it off) scatter_instance.hdalc
  6. Hi There! I am trying to transfer my smoke and water sim from Houdini to Unity but I am very lost. Any ideas?
  7. Hi, I was following the doc https://www.sidefx.com/docs/maya/_maya__mesh.html#Maya_Mesh_MultiplePieces_Output. I can make color set name to works when it is a single entry, but I have a problem with the array. The color set data in Maya was correct, but the name reverted back to Cd, Cd2 instead. Is there anything I missed? I'm using Houdini 16.5.473, 10 Maya 2017, and engine 16.5.473 on win 10.
  8. Hi! I want to make a HDA with a mesh that is formed between 2 editable curves: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ax8bexpm9ba4et2/nodes.jpg?dl=0 It is working fine when I print in 1 of the curves to Editable Nodes in Edit Operator Type Properties. But I need 2 of them to be editable from Unity. Does someone have an idea? Or it is a Houdini Engine limitation?
  9. Hey Forum! Basic question here: When using Houdini Engine with UE4 - Do we need to manually bake out color maps and other uv maps such as those generated from the erosion tools in houdini (flow, debris etc.) ? I have no problem importing the .otl into unreal via Houdini Engine - but it is not clear how Unreal/Houdini share all the data that exists on my points in houdini… Thanks, Sam
  10. I fallowed this tut .. otl is writing.. but maya is not loading it.. It says cant load otl file.. can we fix it?? Thanks
  11. Hi all, After researching for some days, apparently there is no way to export Houdini transform handles into Maya through the digital asset (correct me if i'm wrong). So one way i found to do this would be through the Maya connection editor between a locator and the Houdini asset. So, in Houdini i have a grid and a sphere and the sphere is controlling the grid extrusion by its position and scale attribute. It is a very simple setup with attribute transfer to test in Maya and everything is working fine except one thing. My goal is to control the sphere inside Maya with the traditional "transform handle" so i can control where the extrusion on the grid is happening by moving the handle instead of typing numbers. Once i imported the asset in Maya, i could attach the locator transform handle to the whole asset using the connection editor however, i cannot see the sphere transform node parameter from Houdini in the connection editor, only the main translation parameter that controls the whole asset. After that, the result that i got so far is the locator translation handle transforming the whole asset and not only the sphere inside the asset and therefore, i cannot move the extrusion around. That said, in this case, does anyone know how to connect the sphere transform parameters to the locator handle in Maya through the connection editor so i could control the extrusion on the grid? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
  12. Hi guys, I've just done this tutorial [ https://www.sidefx.com/tutorials/creating-a-procedural-snowflake/ ] and I wanted to render it on cinema 4d but I couldn't T_T I made it as Houdini digital asset and threw it to c4d, but there was nothing I could see. and when even I send just cube, It worked, but file in that tutorial couldn't be read on c4d houdini engine.... What should I do !?!? Thank you for read.
  13. Python - Houdini Engine

    Anyone scripted anything for Houdini Engine in Maya? Just want to be able to import an HDA. Any pointers appreciated.
  14. Hello there, I'm mucking about with houdini engine in maya and used the bog-standard file hda to get particles in there and it works. So to add some level of control into maya I thought I would add a delete SOP after the file SOP and have this controlled by a slider on the top level of the hda so that within maya you can dial out some particles if needs be. This works as you would expect in houdini but has no effect in Maya. So my question is this. Is this functionality possible or does it fail due to the limitations of nParticles? If it's not the latter then, anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Cheers
  15. Anyone know how to embed a substance into an OTL? I know it can be done and be able to use the parameters of the Substance within an HDA in Unreal, but can't figure out WTF to do and no help in the documentation. 1. I import the substances into a shop net inside the HDA graph 2. Add materials via material nodes in Houdini 3. Add unreal_material with paths to the materials - trying both channels and actual hard paths - ie paths to the substance file itself AND Material'Game/HoudiniEngine/Temp/Material.Material' do not work for me. 4. Add the Substance files to the operator type graph... Nada, just two blank materials imported. Houdini 16.0.600, Unreal 4.15 and the latest Houdini 16.0.620 with Unreal 4.16 both same issues Anyone know how the embedding works? I don't want to set up materials from scratch as I do want my Houdini files to render outside of UE4 as well, so hence, why I want to embed them vs. re doing it in Unreal.
  16. Is the anyone who uses Houdini Engine with 3Ds Max? I tried to use it with Houdini 16.0.557 and 3Ds Max 16 SP3 and SP4, but there was an error message "HoudiniEngineFor3dsMax2016.dlo> failed to initialize." Error code 127 - The specified procedure could not be found ". I reinstalled Houdini few times, checked PATH environment variable - there was no results. After there I installed Houdini 15.0 and Houdini 15.5 - and error disappeared (and in Plug-in Manager appeared HoudiniEngineFor3dsMax2016), but when I tried to create HoudiniEngine Mesh Plugin 3ds Max just crashes. Could you help me please?
  17. Yesterday 80Lvl released a new post: https://80.lv/articles/procedural-technology-in-ghost-recon-wildlands/ It covers some of the design processes that were used and how Houdini assisted in them. The project itself has been a blast to work on! </plug> So I hope you like the article
  18. Frame VR is a rapidly growing, Australian based, virtual reality production company specializing in out-of-home and training virtual reality projects. We are currently seeking a Houdini artist for a quick turn around job rebuilding a polygon reference model of a boat by breaking down it into individual parts and then rebuilding them as Houdini Digital Assets for use in Unity3D via the Houdini Engine plugin. The work can be performed remotely and there is a negotiable budget based on experience. Interested artists should send a link to a showreel of previous work to info@framevr.co
  19. SideFX will be doing a Houdini + UE4 training session on the Unreal Engine Twitch stream this Thursday, Jan. 12th at 11am PST/ 2pm EST. Get more info and the livestream link here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?133203-SideFX-s-Houdini-UE4-Plugin-w-the-SideFX-Team-Jan-12th-Live-from-Epic-HQ!
  20. Houdini Engine For 3ds Max

    Hey all, Has anyone tried the Houdini Engine for 3ds Max plugin? I ran into an issue where everything seems to work fine until I press Ok on the Create Houdini Engine Mesh Plugin interface, .ms gets created but no asset appears in the scene. I used the binaries that came for Max 2016, and I'm at the moment using Houdini 15.5.542 as opposed to 15.0.244.16, I'll try that version but eventually I need to advance the version number. My max is a little rusty so I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice to get the default ship example to load? For reference - https://github.com/K240/HoudiniEngineFor3dsMax Thanks, -Ben Edit: 15.0.244.16 is no longer available to download.
  21. Hi! I'm using houdini engine with cinema 4D. I've got several C4D projects with a hda that read files. When I just click on render, my scene is rendered perfect, but when I added my project to render queue, C4D alerts me that it doesn't found my digital asset and I need to render several projects during the night and I cannot be all the time in front of the computer waiting until one project finished render to click and render the other project. Does anyone knows if there is a way to solve this?? Thanks!!
  22. Please forgive the x-post from the sideFX forums, maybe the ODForce scripting gurus can help me out - Im having trouble using python in an HDA that I'm sending over to Maya. I've attached a simple example HDA to set parameters using a callback script (button). Works like a charm in Houdini, but on the Maya side I need to hit my 'Execute' button, reset simulation, reload asset, sync asset until eventually the field updates to the correct value. Sometimes it works, other times it bugs out, and other times still it seems like it works but has a refresh issue. Any thoughts? Maya 2014 Houdini Engine 14.0.430 Callback Script: hou.pwd().hdaModule().setInitFrame() Script: import hou def setInitFrame(): me = hou.pwd() me.setParms({"initFrame": 736}) mrhoneSetparmExample.hda
  23. Continue on SESI forum => https://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&p=185636#185636
  24. You might have already seen this when it was published back in January, but here's a Gamasutra article about procedural workflows for games written by Side Effects Software President and CEO Kim Davidson. http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/233899/Sponsored_Go_Procedural__A_Better_Way_to_Make_Better_Games.php
  25. I recently came across this student project by Niels van Diermen that I thought was interesting. Has anyone else tried creating terrain for use in a game engine using Houdini and Houdini Engine? http://www.nielsvdiermen.com/?portfolio=procedural-terrain-generation-in-unreal-with-the-houdini-engine
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