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ggg
02-03-2003, 11:58 AM
I haven't had much of chance to use Houdini for some time but when promoting its flexible proceduralism and the great copy OP I found words just couldn't do it justice to users of other apps.

This tut is to expose a bit of the copy SOP for somone new to Houdini and hopefully some of the powerful potential will be seen in the network GUI and just in this one SOP.
I'm pretty rusty on Houdini so hopefully there are not too many errors. its a 450k jpg. for now, will optimize later.
http://www.grahamdclark.com/Studentresources/tutorials/copyOP/index.html
If anyone else has some more CopyOP tips to add here please do.

The Houdini apprentice demo is available from two sites:
http://www.techimage.co.uk/
http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/sidefx/

MCronin
02-04-2003, 04:58 PM
Very informative, thanks for sharing this, ggg.

ggg
02-04-2003, 10:45 PM
Thanks Mike,
I'll wait till I get back to using Houdini to update others I have properly.

(ATM I need to move chars, I look forward to and sure hope ver 6 has an NLA, but the user poll shows its of the least interest :( Setting up a character pose and action NLA setup with CHOPs currently requires far too much.) But look forward to getting back on 6.

dantea
02-05-2003, 03:33 AM
For slightly more complicated example, my personal fav. is the effects challenge here:
http://odforce.net/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=21&t=78&

When you finally look at the solution, it's simply a copy sop with stamping used along with the ray sop.

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