Andrew Browne


About Me

Technical Director
United Kingdom

Groom TD at Framestore


Recent Forum Posts

Guide partition in H17.5 Oct. 21, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

I can confirm that it doesn't work.

Ive discovered i was doing it wrong. It just needed a skinprim attribute and rest before using a hair gen.

But the real problem is that guide partition doesn't obey clumping.

Guide partition in H17.5 Oct. 20, 2019, 4:18 a.m.

Hello there,

Ive seen a few posts about this on Odforce, but for various builds of Houdini.

Can anyone confirm or deny if the guide partition is working at all.

Ive been trying to use it at work all week, but it looks like the only way to truly partition hair would be to separate a groom into two halves.

If someone has a way using the guide partition, the simplest of hip files would be very much appreciated.



Grooming hair guide? select guides? June 8, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

Btw it isnt possible to hotkey this button without the use of a script.

import toolutils
import furtoolutils

node = hou.selectedNodes()

sv = toolutils.sceneViewer()
selection = sv.selectGeometry(“Select Curves To Groom”, 0, True, False, False)

kwargs = node
furtoolutils.startGrooming(kwargs, tool=“groomscreen”)

if(len(selection.selectionStrings())) :


Hotkey this script and you should be able to invoke it without having to keep clicking that button.

Thanks for the shoutout but anyone looking at that video should check out the H16 and H16.5 fur masterclass videos. As the old houdini fur techniques are obsolete imo. New stuff is amazing.