Konstantin Magnus

Konstantin Magnus

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Modeling overlapping twine/rope around a bottle June 16, 2018, 5:29 a.m.

The mis-match error just means you are merging two streams that dont contain the same attributes. Most commonly one stream already has point normals and the other one doesnt. Houdini automatically assigns zeroes to the ‘empty’ stream. But you can mostly ignore mis-match errors.

About the point VOP for the bottle: I just had this lying around and re-used it. The advantage is that you can create lots of variations and really test your setup (ie the coiled wiring that comes later).

And in a more general sense I didnt switch to Houdini just to do hand-modeling again. You can use any other software for that just as well.

Game Development Release 1.11 June 12, 2018, 4:24 a.m.

Thanks for developing all these tools.

Unfortunately the recent installer stopped my Houdini from working.

I installed the latest Houdini Production Build after the error messages, but I still get this:

Could anyone help me out with the files I am missing or tell me what to do?

Modeling overlapping twine/rope around a bottle June 11, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

1| Take a cylinder with lots of rows and columns.
2| Displace its points along its normals using a ramp curve and some clamped sine waves.
3| Take a line with lots of points.
4| Sample the line on the UV´s interpolated positions using modulo along X and noise along Y.
5| Push the coiled line outside using Point Relax and thicken it with a Polywire.
6| Enjoy!