Duncan Buckley


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Recent Forum Posts

Why are materials and textures in Houdini so hard to use!!? April 21, 2019, 6 a.m.


Frustrated with this now, should be a simple job. Can do in a few clicks in C4D.

I have a tiff sequence from afx, its an animated logo. Want to overlay this onto a mesh that has a texture applied already.

Tried using the Principled shader to add the texture but cant move the texture around over the mesh without messing about adding Transform Matrix and UV position.

Anybody have any examples of adding decals to models in Houdini as this is really annoying me now.


FEM/Vellum muscle workflows April 8, 2019, 11:36 p.m.

After watching Framestores Creatures & Houdini Production Talk and seeing the awesome muscle systems in place there I really wish there was more information about muscle workflows.
Not much known about the tissue solver, wondering if new workflows will be born from vellum seeing how FEM is quite slow for most tasks.

I hope there will be more talks, tutorials about muscle systems.

Any resources people can point mew in the direction of to get more information?

Muscle system and fbx animations June 11, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Hi hope someone can shed light on this.

making animations in Akeytsu to test the muscle system in Houdini. Exported fbx from Akeytsu and brought into Houdini, everything working fine.

Created stoke muscles and attached to bones but when I displace the mesh i get errors on the geometry. Also the muscle centres seem to be out of place from where the muscles are?

What am I doing wrong here?

Hip attached

Many thanks,