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Alembic vs bgeo.sc which is faster to simulate inside Houdini?

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Alembic vs bgeo.sc which is more efficient, faster to work with inside Houdini?

If I use an Alembic animation as an input for a simulation, will the simulation be faster if I first convert the alembic to bgeo.sc?

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In most cases I've found bgeo.sc to be faster compared to alembic and it is quite common practice to cache you're simulation inputs ti disk as bgeo.sc to speed up sims.

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Always, always, Import Alembic, convert to geometry, cache to bgeo.sc. Continue working

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Test it!

Also be careful, since alembic can contain sub-frame data that you might need. Caching this to a bgeo per frame will lose that.

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