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Welcome to the MARDINI Daily Art Challenge which gives the Houdini community the chance to compete for cool prizes by creating a new image or animation every day during the month of March 2022.

Each week has a theme which you can see in the graphic on the rules page and each day has a Houdini node which is meant to be used to create and inspire the artwork that you submit.

You can learn about rules and prizes HERE [www.sidefx.com].


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excited for the challenge. I see in the rules "Any compositing work should be done using COPS." If sidefx wants us to use cops does that mean we will be seeing updates to COP2 nodes
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A question about the Labs Week. Are we allowed to modify the labs tools HDAs to work better if we specify how me improved it? EG: I modify the "Labs Edge Smooth" to be more faceted, giving an interesting scifi sharpening effect.
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A question about the Labs Week. Are we allowed to modify the labs tools HDAs to work better if we specify how me improved it? EG: I modify the "Labs Edge Smooth" to be more faceted, giving an interesting scifi sharpening effect.

Please use the tools as they are - and provide feedback if you would like to see improvements in the future.
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excited for the challenge. I see in the rules "Any compositing work should be done using COPS." If sidefx wants us to use cops does that mean we will be seeing updates to COP2 nodes

You will have to use Houdini as it is right now. Updates to tools is something that is outside the scope of the contest.
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Can we use test geometry (like pig head, rubber toy, 3dscan of Paul from SideFX labs) in the submissions?
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Can we use test geometry (like pig head, rubber toy, 3dscan of Paul from SideFX labs) in the submissions?

Yes but since we see many entries using that geometry it can get lost in the shuffle - artwork that is original has a little edge with the judges. But a clever entry that uses test geometry can still win - it just needs to stand out. And especially on geometry week there would be some expectation that you would be creating your own models using Houdini.
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This will be fun !
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Hi Guys! Wish you the best luck and have fun during our journey.
The biggest challenge is using COPs for the post haha. But it is fun.
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Hey, question: are HDRIs allowed?
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Hey, question: are HDRIs allowed?

Yes because that would be considered a texture map which can come from an outside source. Geometry must be created in Houdini.
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Yes

Cool! Thanks for quick response.
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Can we use skeletal animation clips from others sources, or shall they be all done from scratch in Houdini?
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will it be ok to also post on social media? (facebook, instagram)
if so, any recommended official hashtags?
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I have one more question, is it allowed to reuse some assets from week one later on in the following weeks?
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will it be ok to also post on social media? (facebook, instagram)
if so, any recommended official hashtags?

Sure, go for it! You can use the hashtags #Mardini2022 and #Mardini22
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I have one more question, is it allowed to reuse some assets from week one later on in the following weeks?

yes - that is fine
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Can we use skeletal animation clips from others sources, or shall they be all done from scratch in Houdini?

As long as the clips are retargeted to your Houdini character with KineFX then it is fine.
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Can I render out the exrs then render as mp4 in AE with OCIO profile? How do you guys render out a video with Houdini?
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