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[Sidefx-houdini-list] Sharing animation with Max
Thursday, 31 May 2007 Thu, 31 May '07
brian goodwin wrote:
Hey I'm actually finishing up a program that does exactly that. Taking houdini animation (deformable geometry) into max or XSI, either via the clip file format or via animated objs - that caches then deforms the mesh- (really fast). Ive got a working version for clips and the obj version should be done end of today or tomorrow - just to iron out bugs, so if u interested in trying it out before i post it online, please let me know.Oh yes please. Consider me keen. Sounds exactly the sort of thing I had in mind. So clip format.. you mean pull it into chops as animated geo, then save out a clip? I was thinking chops might be a useful bit of glue for this stuff. Beers, r.
On 5/31/07, Rangi Sutton <rangi.sutton at gmail.com> wrote: > > Hey folks, > > I'm just starting to look into a Houdini / Max pipeline. At first glance > collada looks like a nice starting point, hopefully capable for throwing > cameras, lights and set pieces around. But deforming geometry.... > > In the past I have usually just gone Maya->Houdini by using a mel script > to dump out a .obj per frame followed by a file sop in Houdini. Easy. > > Houdini->Maya harder, but basically a mel script to import every file > and sequence blend them if they topology is constant. Not hard. > > But for Max I'm pretty ignorant to it's whole world. My attention is > drawn to it's point cache support, which they propose as a maya<>max > format. Anyone tried to use this as a houdini<>max format? > > I'm aiming at baked out deforming geometry going between packages more > than transferring animation channels as such. > > Anyone trod this path already? > > Beers, > Rangi. > > _______________________________________________ > Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list > Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com > https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list >-- Rangi Sutton 3D Animation and VFX Kanuka Studio Pty Ltd rangi at kanuka.com.au http://www.kanuka.com.au/ Studio +61 (0)7 3139 1040 35 Dover St. Albion Mobile +61 (0)4 1521 1280 QLD 4010 Australia