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  02 February 2013
^^ Can you elaborate more? Because of Arnold?
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by Panupat: Reading this thread makes me want to halt my Houdini learning and switch to XSI ICE instead :(


No ways - Houdini operators are rare as hens' teeth so you'll have no trouble finding work.

With that said we made a lot of use of ICE on Khumba - both for fur and set dressing. Arnold loves instances I did a tiny little write up about what we did on Khumba over here. I'm going to add to that document and make sure its properly legible etc.
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  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by SreckoM: ^^ Can you elaborate more? Because of Arnold?

Arnold is the reason yes. I started learning Houdini out of my own curiosity about visual effects but I'm a rendering artist wanna-be, so I really, really want to try Arnold :O

@ArcticWolf - those bushes were all generated by ICE? Wow.

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  02 February 2013
If you are a strong enough technically minded software twiddler to be making strides in Houdini, chances are you have a strong enough understanding of the fundamentals of CG and are curious enough to not hurt yourself if you pick up a second software just to play around in it to test a rendering engine.

It doesn't exactly require mastery levels to play with the shading and rendering sides of Softimage (or Maya for that matter, which for a rendering TD would be a good investment to make early on).

Don't drop Houdini, it's a good software to know for many reasons, both employment and learning wise, but there's no harm in expanding a bit what you can render a scene from if you have access to the software.
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  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by jespizua: Really!!. Just to clarify, Are you saying that you're working on C4D to Arnold port? that would be awesome. I'll stay tune.


Originally Posted by DePaint: Are you creating an Arnold-to-C4D bridge? (That would be very interesting...)

If yes, how far is it along?


In the works more soon.
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by Mr.Tyler Durden: In the works more soon.


Please keep us updated on this.

C4D + Arnold sounds like a killer combo to me...

Good luck!
 
  02 February 2013
Quote: Arnold is the reason yes. I started learning Houdini out of my own curiosity about visual effects but I'm a rendering artist wanna-be, so I really, really want to try Arnold :O


Well there might be some Arnold love for Houdini also. Keep in mind that Mantra is also 1st class render engine.
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by ThE_JacO: Don't drop Houdini, it's a good software to know for many reasons, both employment and learning wise, but there's no harm in expanding a bit what you can render a scene from if you have access to the software.

Thanks for your advice Jaco!

I just dropped by Solid Angle's site and notice there's Arnold for Houdini there among the others... anyone has more info about this?
http://www.solidangle.com/info.html
 
  02 February 2013
There's a lot of talk about Arnold's simple slider to control quality - have any of you tried Solid Rocks for Vray, which makes use of a similar concept?

I've been using it with Vrayforc4d, and it's been an absolute lifesaver.

http://solidrocks.subburb.com/
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by Panupat: Thanks for your advice Jaco!

I just dropped by Solid Angle's site and notice there's Arnold for Houdini there among the others... anyone has more info about this?
http://www.solidangle.com/info.html

Just send them a mail and enquire.
You might or might not get a definite answer, or a chance to play with it, but I haven't heard yet of them not offering the courtesy of a reply to any prospect that got in touch.
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  02 February 2013
I'm sorry but I'm immensely confused. Is this incarnation of arnold render not the same arnold render that has been around literally 15 years?

I rememebr seeing the pepeland animation when I was in college and being blown away when I heard the whole scene was rendered in arnold and not just the main character. I had thought it was an animation comped onto video.

The website seems to be down but here is a crappy version of the video I'm talking about. It's copyrighted from 2000.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJzJ9WuLH2w

here is a higher res screen grab
http://www.daniel3d.com/pepeland/ga...mas/g_tkm23.htm
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  02 February 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYPelZW8mMQ Solid Angle Arnold reel : )
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by ViCoX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYPelZW8mMQ Solid Angle Arnold reel : )


already posted, good morning

Originally Posted by ArcticWolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYPelZW8mMQ

First bit of proper publicity I've seen from Solid Angle (although I've seen a fair amount of trade show content). Khumba even got 2 brief appearances
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by mlager8: I'm sorry but I'm immensely confused. Is this incarnation of arnold render not the same arnold render that has been around literally 15 years?

I believe it is the same Arnold. Read this article for more information (just scroll down to Arnold)
http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-art-of-rendering/
 
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