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  1. Baking Normal Distance to Zero Thickness

    Hi! Can anyone point me in the right direction for how to determine on air-tight geometry the distance it would take to push each point inward along the normal (like the Peak nodes does, if you give it negative numbers) until it hits the other side, getting pushed in at the same rate? Right now if you use the Peak node with negative numbers of increasing magnitude on a mesh that has parts of variable thickness, the thinner parts will eventually start turning inside-out. What I want is for them to stop right before that happens and stay at a thickness of zero, so they squeeze down to invisibility, while the thicker parts of the mesh continue to push inward. Specifically what I need is a value that is that distance, which I can transfer over to vertex colors, because this is for a game asset where the actual squeeze along the normal direction will take place in the game engine, not in Houdini, and I need a value to clamp the push distance for, on a per-vertex basis. Thanks!
  2. I have a RaySOP that is doing exactly what I want. It is shooting rays per point along a direction defined by point attribute 'rdir' and is returning the hitprims I'd expect. Hitprims are the green numbers in the images below, yellow lines are visualisation of attribute 'rdir' (raySop shown below) I want to be better about doing things with VEX so I tried doing the same thing with the same set of points, with the same 'rdir' attribute and same collision geo. I get wildly different results for my hitprims as shown below. heres the tiny bit of VEX I've got: vector p; vector hitprimuvw; vector dir = @rdir; int hitted; hitted = intersect(1, @P, dir, p, hitprimuvw); @hitprim = hitted; What am I missing?
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