Jim Bachalo


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Game Development Toolset won't update April 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Not sure if this is a bug so thought I'd ask here

Using Houdini Indie 17.5.173 on Ubuntu
When I click the ‘Update Toolset’ option for the Game Development Toolset shelf tool I get the following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “update_toolset”, line 375, in <module>
File “update_toolset”, line 151, in __init__
File “update_toolset”, line 178, in get_releases
ValueError: Unable to connect to GitHub and download the Release List

I can confirm that my network is up and have no issues with internet connectivity.

I also don't seem to have this issue in Windows, same location, different PC.

Can anyone suggest a workaround?

Flipbook Export to Movie on a Mac March 5, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Bit of a noob flipbook question. On a Mac I've never been able to export a movie from a flipbook(Image Viewer). Export > Movie Export Help. I thought perhaps a Quicktime issue but Quicktime is definitely installed. This is using latest OS 10.13.6 High Sierra. Is this simply a known limitation on a Mac?

[vellum] Enable Self Collision for 1 of 2 merged geos Jan. 15, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Someone much more knowledgeable than myself pointed out that the issue is that Vellum cannot distinguish geo at a more granular level than ‘self’ and ‘external’

Ended up doing 2 separate solves and merging AFTER the simulation. Not ideal but in my case I can get away with it because my Layer0 clothing hugs the surface of my collision geo and doesn't really interact with the Layer1 clothing.