Robert Magee


About Me


Robert Magee is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at SideFX who has been working with Houdini for over 15 years. He has created lots of learning material and demos designed to help artists understand how going procedural with Houdini can benefit their work.


My Talks

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The Secret Language of Houdini
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Procedural Level Building in UE4
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Procedural Assets for UE4
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Houdini Engine for Unity and UE4
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Houdini Foundations
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Houdini Foundations - Dynamics

My Tutorials

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Nodes, Networks & Digital Assets
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Houdini Foundations | GDC 2018 Edition
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プロシージャルアセット作成 | UE4
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Mixamo To Houdini Cloth

Recent Forum Posts

Focus and camera / viewport control 2019年6月17日18:06

When you are in the view tool then you don't need spacebar to use hotkeys in the viewport - if any other tool is active (select, move, rotate etc) then you need to put spacebar in front of F and G. I find it easiest to always use spacebar for view hotkeys as a habit.

When in the view tool (which is invoked when the spacebar key is pressed) there are some buttons in the top bar the let you change the tumble method without going to preferences.

The default “Set Pivot” method tumbles around whatever geometry you click on which could yield strange results if you have a large piece of geometry that goes off to the distance - if you click in empty space when you tumble then you will use the last pivot used (which may or may not make sense). If you use “Keep Pivot” then you may need to home the view (spacebar - H, F, G) to “reset” the pivot before tumbling.

Change viewport settings of single view 2019年6月17日17:54

“Spacebar-n” while hovering over a viewport will put your focus on that viewport. If you are in the View tool then you only need “n”

In the bottom right of the Scene view panel, you can click on the button with four squares - if all four are highlighted then view options will affect all four - if only one is highlighted then the viewport with the focus gets the option changes.

The Houdini Boutique - T-shirts and Hoodies 2019年5月22日12:16

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