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External Guide Curve July 13, 2015, 9:10 a.m.

I dont know what seems to be the problem.

All is working as expected.

My tutorial is a little dated and the Fur module has received a lot of updates, though my method is still viable. There are some parameters that have changed so maybe an amendment is in order for H14, but H15 is fast on the horizon.

I'm crossing my fingers that the new fur tools which are difficult to work with have been improved.

I replaced your external curves with a locked nulls so it is all in one file. And your sphere is just a Houdini one.

edit/ oh i know what was wrong. Your file sop for the curves had a number suffix, and Houdini reads it as curves_$f.obj. You had Show sequences as one entry checked when importing the geometry and so the File parameter still has the path with the $F in it. Can't tell you how many times this has happened to me.

Why SESI doing this? Feb. 28, 2015, 4:44 p.m.

I think the frustration is really rooted in the balance between artist and technical uses of any particular tool.

I can be 100% sure that this tool could be re-written to work more like a feature in any other package ie opaque as mud.

The transparency of the tools that SESI provide is refreshing to say the least but that transparency can come at a cost.

And when the best workaround is to learn HDK, that isn't the most practical solution, especially for a more artistically driven task.

It is and probably will continue to be a constant struggle on SESI part but i think one that will benefit both parties (you need a technical userbase as much an artist one ).

In my humble opinion of course .

Ramp VOP in one context referencing another Ramp? Feb. 24, 2015, 6:50 p.m.

Ahh cheers