Jim Bachalo


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New PC..go with AMD Threadripper or latest Intel i9 7960, 7980 ? Nov. 22, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Long thread over on Odforce http://forums.odforce.net/topic/30862-is-amd-potentially-risky-threadripper/ [forums.odforce.net]
but the very latest Intel i9's aren't discussed.

Are there any Houdini users in the same boat as me, wanting to upgrade but not sure what path to take(AMD vs Intel)?

Are there any benchmarks yet out for the newest i9's that are relevant to Houdini users?

Unable to Evaluate Expression. (Expression recursion too deep) Nov. 16, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Simply trying to apply a Simulate Guides shelf tool to a Guide Deform SOP.

.hip attached

Why am I getting this error?

H 16.5 Hair (Simulation) Dynamics Nov. 14, 2017, 8:04 a.m.

Much testing this past week with a simulation using the Apply Fur shelf tool on a simple sphere. Unfortunately no detailed information I can find on adjusting hair simulation dynamics in 16.5!

It seems that what was the Material TAB has now been separated into Physical and Plasticity TABs.
Under Elasticity I have increased Stretch Spring to 3000, reduced both Stretch and Bend Damping to .01, and increased Bend Spring to 5. (see attached)
From what I understand, this SHOULD result in my hair or hair guides having less ‘stiffness’.
But I can see zero difference. Any Wire Solver or hair experts (Kai?) able to suggest what I am doing wrong?