david maas


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Ramp Parameter ranges? Feb. 17, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

This is kind of critical to animation issues I'm struggling with… specifically, defining the amount of a corrective morph. It would be great if a control for manual clamp/remap ranges could be integrated into the ramp interface. I am not able to rig this :-(

Concept Art and Houdini Jan. 2, 2018, 7:57 a.m.

I'm fascinated by the power and stoked by recent tools/workflows such as fur and terrain. These are laid out for very intuitive interaction - assuming you are open to a nodal workflow, which most 3D artists are.

I trip up over things that I think are taken for granted by the more generally technically fit houdini user base… like entering code snippets instead of having a drop-down list of options. And I trip up every time. the ‘hook-it-up’ interface for masking terrain and fur are examples of how this is changing for the better (my POV), whereas hooking up a gradient mask for other parts of houdini… trips me up.

These are things I'm happily taking up as part of the power of the tool… Ultimately I feel it's like most things… I can't concept some things as quickly as I can in other software, but concepting other things would definitely be faster.

New Illume webinar: Houdini Pipeline Best Practices Nov. 18, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

@afaria… if I recall correctly, there was a link to download the slides from the video page (the description). Are those the ones you're looking for?