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Alembic particles to C4D

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I spent a fair bit of time trying to figure this out today so I figured I'd post a quick tutorial for posterity.

The only other guides and info I could find were specific to getting pscale and Cd into C4d for Redshift. Nothing on orientation or other attributes generally.

Long story short:

- Unless your attribute is explicitly typed (i.e. Vector, Quaternion, Matrix instead of 3flt, 4flt, 9flt) C4d will read it as a float (or "Real")

- Orientation is handled by the "Alignment" TP channel, so you need to convert your @orient to a matrix3 before export

 

Hope this saves someone else some time.

 

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Usefull for me anyway.
Yes TP is a bit tricky.
For now I just use pscale and age and i get it work, but for sure it'll save me a headache when I want to use an other than float attribute.

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1 hour ago, flcc said:

Usefull for me anyway.
Yes TP is a bit tricky.
For now I just use pscale and age and i get it work, but for sure it'll save me a headache when I want to use an other than float attribute.

Yeah most of the time pscale and age are all you need.

I recently had to deal with instancing with orientation though and it took me a fair bit of frustration trying to figure it out.

Glad you found it helpful!

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C4D user just started to learn Houdini, very useful Matt! Thanks.

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