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  1. I am trying to bake textures into a new uv layout. I created uv2 attribute on vertices, but don't know how to tell baker to use it. An example of this in blender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h880hxH-BC8
  2. Hi everyone, I've been tasked to lay down a decent workflow pipeline plan for my team revolving around creating motion graphics or key visuals for advertising in houdini and I was hoping to find some help/suggestions for it. I chose houdini as the core element just to avoid extra plug-ins that from my experience were creating a wast amount of issues in the long run, but I feel I won't be able to do everything I need quick enough using it alone. My first idea was to get license for zbrush, substance and redshift to complement houdini, so basically it would be like this: start by modeling non procedural things in zbrush, texturing them in substance, animating everything in houdini and finally render in redshift. When I started testing the workflow, I immediately noticed that substance designer plugin is not compatible with latest versions of houdini and my biggest fear came back, since I was hopping to achieve something at least slightly more seamless. I am now considering making all maps and textures through photoshop and zbrush only, skipping substance altogether and sticking as much as possible to procedural shaders in houdini if I can produce them quick enough. Anyway, what kind of workflows do you guys have or recommend? Could you give me any tips on how I could make things go smoother and avoid unexpected compatibility issues? How was your experience using Substance painter or designer within the workflow so far? Cheers!
  3. Redshift Substance Shader

    I've made this to save time loading shaders from Substance Source, but should work for any substance material. Just select the parent folder of the texture you want. Figured some others might find it useful too. It has proper viewport handling of Base Colour, Roughness, Metallic, Normal, Emission and Displacement. Not 100% perfect, but pretty damn close. Hdalc for now. Tried to upload to orbolt but kept getting an error (Invalid node type name). Don't think it likes redshift nodes. If anyone has any experience with this let me know! MT_RSSubstance_1.0.hdalc
  4. Sulaiman - Compositing/Houdini FX

    Hi everyone! I am a VFX Artist who just recently graduated from 3dsense Media School who specialises in a wide range of skillsets Below is a Vimeo link to my showreel as well as my submission to The Rookies! Do feel free to drop me a message, thank you! Contact me and check my channels: sulaimanwar18@gmail.com https://linkedin.com/in/sulaimanwar/ https://www.artstation.com/sulaimanwar =================================== https://vimeo.com/325603170 https://www.therookies.co/entries/427 FinalProject10.mov
  5. Do any of you experience with replicating 1 to 1 the look you have in Substance Painter in Houdini 16 using the Principled Shader? The PBR metal/rough workflow with the metallic and roughness maps seems to be straight forward, but plugging in my maps from Substance Painter as is, produces a render that is much darker than what I have in Substance Painter. Perhaps the colour space is off?
  6. Hi, the plugin doesnt seem to work for me at all... I can load the sbsar file (which takes a ridiculously long time btw), I can see material parameters but changing those does nothing - render is always just sort of gray color and viewport shows nothing, as opposed to what I've seen in presentation videos. Due to zero posts complaining about plugin not working at all, I assume mistake must be on my side. And probably it's gonna be something trivial. I tried on two different workstations with two different Houdini 16 builds (no difference). Thanks for any help. D.
  7. Hi, Can someone tell me how to link substance painter generated PBR texture maps (albedo/transparency, Metallic/Smoothness, Normal) to Principled Shader? I have Albedo, Metallness, Roughness, and Normal maps. I linked Albedo to base color on the surface textures tab and it seems to work fine along with the normal map on the Bumps & Normals tab. My problem is with metallic and roughness. If I link these to the corresponding channels on the Surface textures map, it is not rendered correctly. Metalness is not visible at all and roughness is also incorrect. What is the proper way to use these maps? Thanks a lot for any advice!
  8. 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.
  9. The Great Transmutator Contest

    Hello VFX community! We (PopcornFX & Real Time VFX) are organizing a VFX contest! Send your submission until April 13th to be one of the 3 winners of our sponsored VFX challenge! Huge thanks to our partner #RealTimeVFX & our great sponsors HoudiniSideFX Substance by Allegorithmic NVIDIA Jury & prizes to be announced shortly! Stay tuned Follow the link and take your chance to get cool prizes! https://realtimevfx.com/t/competition-the-great-transm…/1841
  10. Prepare UVs For Mari?

    Hi All, I am trying out Mari NC to see what kind of workflow is needed to get UV models out of Houdini and into Mari. In this image I have nice a Box projection that provides a decent looking UV grid across the object. However, if you examine the UV grid you will see that there are a lot of overlapping areas which will not work with Mari. Overlapping areas mean if you paint on one face color may appear on another unintended face. So I have tried out the Houdini UV layout tool and set the scale to limit my UV layout to the maximum of 6 UDIM squares that Mari NC allows. And while this fixes overlapping faces and makes a UV set that Mari can work with it destroys the ability to select associated faces via a UV island. Also there is a ton of wasted space. It looks like the algorithm finds the largest area and populates all the large UV areas on one UDIM tile then moves on to the next UDIM tile, not considering that it could actually use 6 UDIM areas to start with. As you can see the UV faces get smaller and smaller as the UDIM count increases. This ultimately limits paint resolution in Mari when you have to paint on slivers. If the Houdini UV Layout area distribution were smarter I could increase the scale and reduce the number of sliver elements generated. Also, selecting faces in Mari is fairly primitive yet selecting UV islands is quite possible but with the islands split into so many tiny areas selecting by UV areas becomes quite tedious in Mari. I am just wondering if anyone has any tips on UV layout workflow? This probably applies to Substance Painter users as well. ap_runabout_uv_projection_layout_1a.hipnc
  11. Hi Guys, After painting a lot of edge scuffs/rust/drips in I was fed up with the tedious labor of doing everything by hand. Especially when the stuff you do is almost always the same 'trick'. Is it possible to recreate something like this in vops? http://www.artonbit.com/cinema4d-corner/cine-tools/item/45-surface-curvature-shader This is btw the closest I could get in my search: http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=13855&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25 Thanks in advanced guys!
  12. Substance in Houdini?

    In this polycount topic: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132334 there is one interesting line in main post Now the question is, does it mean that there will be Substance Designer support in Houdini or is it about already existing Unity support? Anyone heard something more?
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