Rigging\KineFX tests

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Hi, just want to share my progress here with rigging, learn kinefx and hopefully come up with something cool
a first quick test I did, based on the first couple of pages of Houdini documentation for KineFX.

Q: How can I fix the legs? a bit shaky.

https://files.catbox.moe/pta238.webm [files.catbox.moe]
Edited by deviner - Nov. 4, 2020 00:21:02

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I started a dog rig and stuck immediately
But thanks to mihneas [www.sidefx.com], I can continue with the rig.
Based on his super helpful answer I did the front leg of the dog.
direct video link
https://files.catbox.moe/mj31ub.webm [files.catbox.moe]
Edited by deviner - Nov. 13, 2020 01:57:56

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With some help from SESI I was able to progress on the rig.

PROBLEM:
The problem I experienced was that I didn't use a non-time-dependent approach for creating the joints and the whole rig was updating every time I change the controls and it was super slow!
SOLUTION:
But the more correct approach, the quote from sesi:
Currently KineFX favours the approach of performing a build step on a non-time dependant part of the network and then transferring any input motion onto this (as opposed to building the geometry onto a time-dependant stream).
That approach was very helpful, but I had to rebuild many nodes for it.

CURRENT STATE

the direct video link https://files.catbox.moe/ywn9kh.mov [files.catbox.moe]
So, the rig is in a better state now, the animation is in realtime even with hires geometry on my laptop.
The only downside is I still can't promote the controls to the upper level from the nested asset, I hope this gets fixed soon, I submitted this as a bug.
I can't share the rig just yet, I'm still working on some fixes and animation.
But there is a hip with some example, but it's not up to date.
https://www.sidefx.com/forum/attachment/7169bcb5b3c4b1a9c2811fb90b6d5977d7bb6032/ [www.sidefx.com]


NEXT STEPS:
1. I want to add muscles, what is the best way for it with KINEFX?
2. a skin simulation with vellum
3. a good shader and hair for this doggy
4. improve animation

Thanks
Edited by deviner - Dec. 24, 2020 22:07:58

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CanineRig_v001_t12_rework.hiplc (1.0 MB)

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Thanks for sharing! This is really cool and educational.
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The only downside is I still can't promote the controls to the upper level from the nested asset, I hope this gets fixed soon, I submitted this as a bug.

Which bug id was this? I see it now fixed for today's 18.5.443 daily build.
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The only downside is I still can't promote the controls to the upper level from the nested asset, I hope this gets fixed soon, I submitted this as a bug.

Which bug id was this? I see it now fixed for today's 18.5.443 daily build.

yes, the bug has been fixed!

Some updates on the rig.
Updated the rig with new animation, muscle and skin simulation using vellum solver.

NEXT STEPS:
1. Hair and Skin shader + render
2. Some new animations using full body IK maybe.

lambert viewport flip with controls
https://files.catbox.moe/dogy6a.webm [files.catbox.moe]
curvature visualisation
https://files.catbox.moe/6u8wr1.webm [files.catbox.moe]
Edited by deviner - Jan. 2, 2021 21:54:01

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curvature.webm (5.4 MB)
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Good stuff!

Where you able to add skin using vellum ?
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Good stuff!

Where you able to add skin using vellum ?

Hey John, yes! But I'm waiting for my buddy to render all the passes on his amazing 3080 in houdini bc it will take forever to render it on my laptop

I also tried to export it to UE4 just for fun))
https://files.catbox.moe/msjor1.webm [files.catbox.moe]

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Great work. Really great.

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Hi, so, I managed to get an update on the doggy test
This is only an example of approaches I found interesting to use with KineFX at the moment in its early development stage. And I'm not a rigger and this is basically my 2nd rig overall. There are many things to improve here and I'll try to post some updates as more versions of the tool coming up.

There is some fat and skin but I reckon it'd be better to use real muscles anyway and leave vellum just for a fat layer
Also I can't share the model with you because it's under the copyright..but there is a proxy model.

Houdini Arnold Render was used with RTX 3090 for rendering.

Video: https://vimeo.com/deviner/weimaranerkinefxrig [vimeo.com]
Model used: https://jessoneill.artstation.com/store/oJaO/canine-anatomy-model [jessoneill.artstation.com] (fixed)
Hip: https://github.com/Deviner75/htools/blob/master/CanineRig.zip [github.com]
Edited by deviner - Feb. 12, 2021 20:08:34
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great stuff deviner!

better link to the model > https://jessoneill.artstation.com/store/oJaO/canine-anatomy-model [jessoneill.artstation.com]
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Can you please tell me to move the controls to the top level of the embedded asset?





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Edited by OliviaParcker - April 25, 2021 15:43:03
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Can you please tell me to move the controls to the top level of the embedded asset?





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It should be promoted in the asset. Just hit enter
make sure you have the "kinefx__rigpose" state in your asset and you use the "compute rig pose" node as well.
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Kinefx + vellum test

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kinefx_sim.mp4 (3.0 MB)
curve_rig_v001.hip (857.0 KB)

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