Andrew Browne


About Me

Groom Lead @ Industrial Light & Magic
Technical Director


United Kingdom

Houdini Skills


Not Specified

My Tutorials

obj-image Intermediate
Controlling Clumps
obj-image Beginner
Creating a Length Attribute on your Groom

Recent Forum Posts

Shape Curves Tool - creates Braids, Dreadlocks, Curls, etc Sept. 8, 2022, 10:33 p.m.

Thanks for posting. Yep I got it working a couple months back, tracked down the issue.

Im sure not the first time there has been a python2 - 3 bug

How to re-cache strokes when using guidegroom? Aug. 24, 2022, 11:41 p.m.

In my opinion the recache strokes feature in the original guide groom rarely if ever worked in production.

I stress tested it a lot. In my initial tests I would give it the worst case scenario and with each cycle I would go for easier and easier situations for it to solve and even then it wouldn't parse the results that was useable.

If im honest it's a feature i do not miss.

But you are freely able to switch back to the guideGroom 1.0 in H19.5 with the Asset Manager. But i will take the optimized guideGroom 2.0 over it no question.

[VIDEO] Comparing the Guide Groom Sop - H18.5 v H19 July 23, 2022, 2:45 p.m.

This issue has been fixed in H 19.5.

Turn on Maintain Even Length Segments when Constrain Length is turned off.

Thank you SideFx for you efforts. I consider these regressions to be resolved.