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  1. Hi; Is it possible to transfer colors from geometry's material to points? I found this thread: https://www.sidefx.com/forum/topic/12562/ But I want to get texture from any input geometry, procedurally. Thanks.
  2. Hello everyone. I'm setting up a crowd scene for a massive battle scene. There are a lot of props inside the system and corresponding materials assigned by "style sheet" however when I scrub or play the timeline maps vanish. They don't get erased they still show up in render however the viewport shows default grey material. How can I fix this?
  3. Material Builder to Layer

    Hey guys, I'm trying to get a custom material to export a layer properly so I can combine other shaders. I've attached the .hip file below. This is the material I built. As a simple example, it works as intended. However, there's no layer yet: So, I dove into the principle_core shader and was able to (unsuccessfully) create a pbrdiffuse node, plug that into the layerpack and then export the layer for mixing: But unfortunately when I assign the layermix to the object, I lose the ramp. It seems to take just the first input of the ramp: It's probably very simple, but this is driving me crazy. Any ideas? material_help.hipnc cw
  4. h17 how to export alembic with material?
  5. Material Fracture Bullet Glass

    Hi, I try to make a car glass bullet hit... I can't figure how to make the connected pieces which stay attached to glass, I tried "soft constraint" of the "Material fracture node, but I can't figure how to break the soft constraint in some distance, pieces always returning back no matter how far they are.. which looks more like a STAR GATE portal opening Sklo_TEST_11.hip
  6. How do I get out as an image the texture I created with heightfield quickshade?
  7. Hi guys, I am working with the Houdini Engine in Unreal and it's a blast - the automation is really great … but I have massive problems with my masks for the landscape material so I decided to post this in the general section, because my problem is Houdini 'internal' based. I created a material attribute and Unreal get's the information from Houdini where to weight the landscape materials. This works pretty flawless, excpect that's the values are ‘wrong’. When I use these masks it happens almost everytime, thats the mask is not solid and we can see both textures. For example the whole landscape has a solid basecolor and I add a grass mask on top of it (genereated by slump and renamed after). The problem is, that the mask is almost in the middle grey-area and the grass get tinted by the underlaying rock material. The solution whould be, setting the mask to 1 with feathering edges. But how? The question is, how can I change the range of the masks in Houdini to the range I want to (0-1)? Houdinis masks are not fixed, they float here and there and I can't figure out a solution for this. I tried to use a VolumeVOP, sample the mask and run it through a power node with a clamp at the end … but somehow the values in unreal are others (the edges are now sharper), but still somewhere around 0.5 - 0.7. Thanks for your help!
  8. Hi, probably very stupid question and basic, but can't figure it out by myself and internet... How to bring Material from "Material Palette" to a "Shop" ? I want to take "Principled Shader" and other shaders to Shop... Hope Its clear. Bretislav
  9. cops to material

    I am trying to edit a texture using cop2net or img network. I can do the edit of the image alright, but in my principled shader, trying to refer to that image it wont work. shouldn't I be able,in my bump map slot on the principled shader, to input a relative path like: ../../cop2net1/Bump_map/OUT/ or in case of img network: /img/Bump_map/OUT/ I have not used cops before, so maybe I am doing something wrong. Do I need to force it to export into other context? any help is appreciated. cheers
  10. toon shader

    I am having a difficult time replicating the Cinema 4D sketch and toon shader in Houdini. In C4D, one can quantize the shading or leave it the equivalent of a principled shader and create colored outlines for the entire object or for edges as well (like a cell render). In Houdini, the toon outline shader seems only to work if the second copy or instance uses the toon color shader. In the attachment, the file shows the problem with use of the toon outline shader with a principled shader (which does not display incorrectly in the C4D equivalent). The reason this is important is that I created several figures for a book on knot tying and wanted to keep the color and texture of the rope while adding a think black outline. I realize that the toon color shader itself can be tweaked to use point color and the shadow, midtone, and highlight areas can be assigned a simple texture. The problem is these simple textures cannot have displacement, normal maps, etc. What I would like to do is use a principled shader for an object and then add an instance and have the instance use the toon outline shader. It appears this is a bug in Houdini, since sometimes the outline shader even will not work if I first assigned a principled shader to the object and then alter changed that to a toon color shader. Is this user error or bug? ToonRenderProblem.hiplc
  11. MultiColored Material

    Hi, Would anyone know good tutorial on how to make multicolored materials like this? It tried it with color mixer note and cell noice pattern , but i doesnt give me a good result , also is there a way to expand the color mixer note to use more than 2 colors? Thanks
  12. Controlling shader properties

    Hello, I am trying to set value of shop_disable_displace_shader parameter using Properties VOP inside material. Setting its value manually works without problem, but when I plug some value in this parameter, it won't update anymore. I have created simple setup, where disable_disp attribute from geometry is used as value for shop_disable_displace_shader. Unfortunately, changing disable_disp won't change the state of shop_disable_displace_shader. Same value is set as color, so I am sure Bind VOP inside material is working. Please, does anyone know what is wrong with this setup or how can I make it work? Thanks. Peter properties.hiplc
  13. Hi all, I have texture path set as an primitive attribute and I'm trying to find a way to view this texture in the viewport. It's works great in the render material but I've looked at the insides of UV Quick Shade but I still can't find where this attribute could be imported so that the viewport is affected. Any ideas on how I could get the viewport to render the texture set in a primitive attribute? Thanks in advance.
  14. Hello guys ! I am trying to apply two materials with different displacements on the same RBD pieces. I use a material on the outside group and another one on the inside group. It works but it create a gap between my two materials (the black holes on the picture). I used a restposition before assigning the material with a materialSOP but it doesn't resolve my problem. Do you have any ideas of how I can fix it ? Thank you a lot !
  15. Hi, I need to calculate the distance from the center of a mesh. It works quite well in a point vop I made, but when I try to do the same thing in my material, the result looks wrong. Does anybody know what the reason might be?
  16. Double-sided materials

    How to make the Double-sided materials in Houdini. There are two materials in the positive and negative side of a gird.
  17. A simple question perhaps - I am getting my head around the nodes representing "blend modes" in a shader: One of the most useful blend modes in Photoshop, Mari etc. is Overlay. How do you guys recreate "Overlay" in a node graph where you only have Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide?
  18. I am trying my hand at random values. My expression here fit(rand($PT), 0, 1, 0.7, 1) is meant to input a random number into saturation between 0.7 and 1.0. But as the render shows, it seems to just input 0 into saturation. What am I doing wrong here?
  19. From SideFX' tutorials on UV Basics III, I understand that you can connect to an image brought in and edited in the /img context (via the null node, named OUT for example), and then reference it in other contexts, specifically the /mat context, via the syntax of op:/img/img1/OUT On the SideFX forums I got the suggestion of instead using op:/img/tex/OUT This is what I get. Actually, I get that whether I use “op:/img/tex/OUT” or the standard “op:/img/img1/OUT” Oddly, my material turns this light pink as opposed to the standard grey, either way, when I try to call in the texture from null node. I want to be able to edit my texture images with all kinds of colour corrections and procedural tools over in /img and then bring them in live into my shaders in /mat. What am I missing, or messing up?
  20. Hi, I guess thats a pretty easy question but I couldn't figure it out yet. So I have an obj import that consists out of a big amount of pieces. Importing it to other apps brings in the materials too. So I just can work on those materials insteat of reselecting everything. Importing that obj to Houdini doesn't show any materials. Why is that?
  21. Hello. I'm trying to be a modern person and use the new material workflows from H16, however, I'm having a problem. If I mix two principledshaders using a layermix like it's suggested in the webnars and the docs, my rest position stops working (at least I suppose it's the rest). Maybe I'm missing something I made the file below to demonstrate the issue Is this the expected behavior? If yes, how do I work with displacement in this case? Thanks layer_mix_disp_debug.hip
  22. Hello!I am having a few bugs with the houdini toon shader.In some scenes it appears as though there are two objs on top of each other and intersecting, when there is not. Also, some parts of the model are just black under lighting while others are not.Has anyone come across this? If so does anyone know any ways to fix this? Thanks
  23. Hi Guys I'm trying to export a fractured geometry with two materials, one for the original faces and one for the new faces generated after fracturing. I just can't seem to figure out what sort of attributes I need to have for the FBX exporter in Houdini to include them as two distinct materials. I've tried the material node in various configurations but I just can't seem to get it right.
  24. Hi folks, hope my problem is not to silly... I've attached a test scene below. -- I have an object with an attribute "randCol" altering Cd. I pack the object and then copy it several times on a circle. So far so good. Giving the object a material with some color has the desired effect, having some spheres showing the color more and others not... Now turning on SSS gives me the effect only on one random picked object, the others render black. So how would I get the SSS on all the others? In the mantra node I have "Save all materials and shaders" tuned on. In the shader I use "Use packed color" Do I have to use some "Render State" magic and if yes, how? Thanks in advance! Dominik packed_rand_sss.hiplc
  25. Hi folks, hope my problem is not to silly... I've attached a test scene below. -- I have an object with an attribute "randCol" altering Cd. I pack the object and then copy several times on a circle.
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