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Macha

Somebody smart can explain points?

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Maybe this is a little silly but can somebody explain on a higher conceptual level how points and attributes are represented internally in Houdini?

 

I've sort of memorized how to iterate over points and attributes, reading and writing them with the HDK, etc, but I'm not really clear as to the why's.

 

For example, what is the difference between point offsets and indices and why do we use offsets when iterating? How are points represented in memory, how is the data structured? 

 

A lot of answers to these questions are scattered throughout the hdk documentation but a bit of an Idiot's Guide to it would be welcome by many I'm sure.

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Guest mantragora


$HFS\toolkit\slides\HDK12_Intro.pdf

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Well, that's a start! I never noticed the slides!

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