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Learn about SideFX Labs nodes that you can use in the geometry context. Explore each node and how it contributes to a larger shot. This lesson is part of a larger series by Moeen Sayed covering nodes in Houdini.

SideFX Labs is a testing ground for a wealth of tools designed to help you get up and running quicker. The SideFX Labs tools wrap up and release common workflows and create tight integrations with software you use everyday.




Visual Effects artist for over 4 years and Houdini tutorial content creator. Co-founder of Nine Between, a South African Visual Effects Studio. Currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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  • LukeP 2 weeks, 3 days ago  | 

    More of those please!!! Love the idea of Nodebooks

  • BabaJ 1 week, 4 days ago  | 

    Very easy to use and works well.
    However, unfortunately it can only do maps at a certain zoom in level.
    Not sure if this is a limitation of the map box node or the data from the map box website.

    Also, because this works so well - Would be nice to be able to access NASA planetary planet/moon 'map' data.

    I forget how I did it since it's been a few years, but I was able to project a NASA satelite data mapping of Mercury onto a sphere,
    adjusting the 'point' data through a uniform scaling of arbitrary amounts. I think I did the same for Earths moon as well.

    I don't remember how I did it and would have to check some of my old hip files but I don't remember it being too difficult.
    That being said, being able to do planets/moons in much the same easy way as Map Box would be a nice feature.

    Otherwise, great job on this one though - much appreciated.

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