Justin Bisceglio


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New Quadremesh guide attribute usage? Dec. 1, 2023, 11:54 a.m.

The guide attribute on the Quad Remesh SOP currently acts as a "soft" constraint in the sense that the quad remeshing will try to accommodate the guides as much as possible, but it make not be able to adhere to the guides as closely as you might like.

For this reason, adding an interactive UI for the guiding might cause frustration. Interactive directing of the quad mesh is part of the long term plan, but first we'd like to try improving our guiding methods to give more intuitive results.

Attached are a couple more example files demonstrating two ways to set up procedural guides. They also show some of the strengths and limitations of the guiding. Note that you don't need to set a guiding attribute for each primitive. You can leave many primitives with a zero vector (0,0,0) and the quad remesher will fill in the non-guided areas. The same is true with the Tangent Field SOP.

Attribute as "depth" value on the SubDivide node? Aug. 23, 2022, 5:19 p.m.

Regarding the performance of crack closing with Houdini's Catmull-Clark subdivision, version 19.0.683+ and version 19.5.316+ have some optimizations that should make this procedure much faster. Thanks.