Harry Abreu


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Houdini 18.5 Sneak Peak Oct. 15, 2020, 2:02 p.m.


Houdini 18.5 Sneak Peak Oct. 15, 2020, 3:06 a.m.

My bet is that SideFX know about the issue about character animation.
If the character animation will not came in Houdini 18.5 in Houdini 19 probably we will see some good news.
But today is a party day let's waiting our new baby 18.5 ;-)
Let's go procedural.

Houdini 18.5 Sneak Peak Oct. 11, 2020, 8:56 a.m.

Hi Drasko Ivezic good morning from Brazil :-)
When I was a kid I loved a lot 2d animation I watched so much cartoon around year's 80.
To be honest on that time I never thought about character animation but some years ago I had contact with Maya 5 PLE and it change may life.
After It I start to learn a lot about computer graphic and what got may attention is to tell stories and I love to use characters.
The life change and I became CG instructor with some packages like Maya, Adobe, Blender and so on, I was a little bother about this software and I turned my attention to Houdini 15, since that time Houdini have improve a lot for character animation with good tutorials and great tools for character animation.
Today I'm waiting for Renderman XPU and started to study Motion Graphic inside Houdini, all the time I think about to use character animation in Houdini.
The problem is simple the character animation is some thing that demand a lot of work and training maybe it is my opinion but if I want to do it a lot of times I need a tool that can help to bring my vision to the light in a level that I can make money and help other people like may clients.
If am I wrong why a lot of people use Redshift3d, or Arnold Render and today Renderman? We Houdini users have Mantra and Mantra is very powerful.
It is true that we can change our vision to make what is possible like stop motion or maybe more simple animation.
But let's think a little why people use Maya for character animation and jump to Houdini to finish the FX Maya have a good tool set for FX.
I love Houdini so much all the SideFX team have my respect I never will spend may time to came here only to boring SideFX team or discourage other user to use Houdini no, I came here only to remember SideFX team that some user want to use Houdini to different things like character animation.
If I remember Houdini is a procedural animation tool and not a procedural FX tool.
Exactly right now I am writing some stories to make a short movie in Houdini with character of course ;-) but some things we need help from our developers in Houdini.
I tried to make some character animation in Houdini with the default characters and the respond time is not good…Ok I was back to Maya and make some tests…the respond time was good.
Yes I can use Flipbook in Houdini when I started animation in Maya I used to watched all the testes in Fcheck but I am a freelancer what I can finish in a good time put food in my table for this reason I wish that Houdini continue improve in a lot of areas but I can not stay here with my both feet.
Any way I still here ;-)