Jonathan Mack


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Recent Forum Posts

hou.nodeType() not represent all parms. Feb. 22, 2018, 2:48 a.m.

If you find specific parm templates that are not copying over in python, please submit them as bugs to support.

Until all the parm types/tags are enumerated in the python hom, the only way to copy the interface 100% reliably is with ‘opspareds’ hscript command which uses the internal dialogscript format to set the node's parameter templates.

gConvert, need working example Feb. 21, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

>gconvert infile.bgeo outfile.obj
works for me, are you in a houdini environment?

HDK question XOR/main compute function Feb. 20, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

The xor with the bitmask ‘deadbeef’ or ‘fadedcab’ is a bit of programmer humor, but it's purpose is to change the seed without losing entropy.

If the xor part was skipped, then the seed would be the same for all three axes, and result in a shaking that is along an xyz diagonal line, instead of the noisy space intended.