Nathan Mooth

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Compiling Houdini 17 USD tools on Windows Oct. 20, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

One of the features that I was looking forward to in Houdini 17 was their new USD tools. While they've seemed to have rolled back the official release of them to later, I notice that they have included some convenient files for compiling the USD files on linux. Unfortunately I am on Windows. Anyone had any success building these tools on Windows?

Growing Curves in Wire Solver Oct. 9, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Lol. I did think about that. I figured that it may be good to know how to do it with the current solvers though just in case it lacks some specific functionality I need.

Growing Curves in Wire Solver Oct. 9, 2018, 12:08 a.m.

So I am working on a growing tree animation and am wanting to use a wire solver at each step of growing the tree to calculate the bending of the branches due to gravity as the branch grows longer. This means that I need to continually append vertexes to the ends of existing polywires as a branch grows and generate new polywires as new branches are formed. I've been able to get a test working with a wire solver feeding into a pop solver with a sop solver hooked up to it's post solve, however I feel there is a more direct method to doing this that I am missing. Any ideas?