Marc Albrecht


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My Tutorials

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Quicktip: Tearing Cloth Setup
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Using the Treeview for Rigging
obj-image Beginner
Walkthrough: Cloth Sim for a Movie Shot
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Getting Weightmaps into H16
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Wind for Cloth Sims in H16
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Adding a Flipbook Framecounter

Recent Forum Posts

autorig capture issue Feb. 22, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

I'll try my best once I am home. I don't have access to Houdini on the gig I'm working and I don't get home before I am done here …

From memory: After you created the rig, you have to create a weight map. That's a separate step. Once that map is created, every bone gets a “part” of that map assigned. Deformation (for animation) can only work if you have a skeleton (bones) and weights assigned to the bones, else you are just dealing with a mesh and a skeleton that don't have any “connection”.

Sorry that I cannot do better from where I am sitting. As soon as I can boot up a Houdini, I'll do some screenshots (more likely someone else will pop in here and just give THE ANSWER though )


autorig capture issue Feb. 22, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

Hi, Henry,

thanks for the details, that's helping.
I don't have Houdini available for about 3-4 days until I get back home, else I would try to reproduce the problem.
In general, the autorig does not use anything that you wouldn't or couldn't use when creating a rig yourself, it's just “standard” bones. The weights are only being created when you actually do a weighting (e.g. biharmonic), before that you are only dealing with the skeleton. Do you have weights created?

Once weightmaps are created you can definitely use the “standard” tools (like paint-adjusting a weight map) by plugging in an edit node into the weighting workflow (graph).

What happens when you try to adjust a bone's map?


autorig capture issue Feb. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.

Hello, I am struggling to do what weight capture to my autorig
Can you please share how you did it?

Sorry, could you please explain your question? Showing some images of how far you got, maybe a (simplified!!!) test HIP file would make sense … and then, please, try to be SPECIFIC in your question.
Else we (or, well, maybe just me) need a help-forum for interpreting help-questions …