WIP - TurnTable Object Node [Houdini Utility]

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HDA Now Available!
Your feedback is precious to develop the better experience possible. More in the next post.


Description
• Create Turntable Setup for Look dev.
• Chrome / Matte Ball Overlay on camera or free stand.
• Rotate Model / Lights / Cameras

Features
• Rotation
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Model, Camera, or Light just by connecting the node to it.
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- 360° Rotation based on playbar's frame range.
• Spheres Layout:
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Compact: Chrome / Matte Ball side by side
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Vertical: Chrome / Matte Ball above the other
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Realistic: Chrome / Matte Ball with Stand asset.
• Transform:
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Compact / Vertical: Position left / right, rotation and scale
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Realistic: Transform / Rotation / Scale
• Color Chart: Optional Color chart
• Backplate
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Procedural Backplate
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Created only on-camera frustum, avoiding blocking light.
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Backplate from any angle
• Shading:
‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎- Materials assignment for the asset (balls, chart, stand, and backplate)

Use Cases
• Create quick turntable
• Avoid recreating setup each time
• No need for a dedicated scene.
Edited by JohnFanny - Sept. 28, 2021 21:25:40

Attachments:
layouts.PNG (1.0 MB)
demo_backplate.gif (713.5 KB)
demo_overlay_quick.gif (6.4 MB)
rotation_demo_.gif (6.5 MB)
help_small.PNG (34.3 KB)

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Explainer Video
A quick demo of the features of the node.


HDA Now Available!
Your feedback is precious to develop the better experience possible.
Edited by JohnFanny - Sept. 27, 2021 18:50:53

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turntable__0_11.hdalc (139.6 KB)

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Hi! I am trying to use your HDA but had a question. The realisting option in the parameters makes everything dissapears, maybe because the file is missing, so are the textures and this file somewhere?

Or its something I have to click on and I missed it?

Thank you!
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Hi! I am trying to use your HDA but had a question. The realisting option in the parameters makes everything dissapears, maybe because the file is missing, so are the textures and this file somewhere?

Or its something I have to click on and I missed it?

Thank you!

Hi Ruthie! Thanks for your feedback!
You were right, there was a missing reference.
Here is the updated version, feel free to give it a try!
Edited by JohnFanny - Nov. 21, 2021 06:32:39

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turntable__0_12.hdalc (149.5 KB)

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Very nice thanks. Is this part of Sidefx labs?
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Is it possible to get help on this? The stand does not appear, neither its textures. Where is the material library? The Turntable camera is difficult to operate, does not work like in the video.
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Hey Grendizer, thanks a lot for testing the tool!
Unfortunately, the tool is not in Labs.

I fixed some issues in the next version of the tool, you can find it here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oNem-N-K4DjjsfXFuZ2bNBFP3CbrqkTb?usp=sharing [drive.google.com]

Concerning your questions:
- The tool doesn't have textures,
- The material library is available with the search icon in the shaders section,
However, you can assign your own shaders to the geometry.
- The camera from the tool is not made for use, you just have to plug the tool into your actual camera.
You can refer to this video: https://youtu.be/cEmrvDDTQPw [youtu.be]

Thanks again for your feedback! Give it a try and tell me if it's working properly!
Edited by JohnFanny - July 23, 2022 13:11:12
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Thanks John for this update.
I just had the time to start to test it. Some functions seem broken like : when I connect a camera to the Output of the TurnTable_v_0_13 node, the camera doesn't turn around the scene.
See ya,
Gz
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Ok the problem was on my side! This seems to be the cause of the problem: I had renamed the Turntable node to something else. Now that I reverted the name to "TurnTable1", all is fine!

See you soon!!
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