Evan Robinson


About Me

VFX Artist
United States

freelance vfx


My Tutorials

obj-image Beginner
Cleaning Photoscans
obj-image Beginner
Tiling Textures with Random UV's
obj-image Beginner
Loopable Rainy Window

Recent Forum Posts

background plate solaris shadow hold out June 29, 2022, 5:16 p.m.


I am trying to render out a shadow pass so I can composite my shot. The shadow AOV created by the background plate lop creates a really noisy image plane. Changing any setting in my karma node does nothing to help. I can set the samples to 3000 and it will not improve the shadow holdout aov. The normal render is at 25 samples as opposed to testing 3k samples to see if that would remove noise. I also tried increasing the sampling quality on the dome light. Didn't help. Also, if you look at the shadow image plane I get this weird "hole" that is circled in red. If I disable the primary visibility of the smoke it goes away, as shown in the last photo. What am I doing wrong?

node info stops working April 18, 2022, 5:35 p.m.

I reported this to sidefx since I didn't know how to recreate it they said they couldn't do anything. I still have the same problem, I have to close houdini 10 times every day because it stops working. I really need a fix.

WELCOME & RULES Feb. 26, 2022, 10:21 p.m.

excited for the challenge. I see in the rules "Any compositing work should be done using COPS." If sidefx wants us to use cops does that mean we will be seeing updates to COP2 nodes