I´ve got a few alembic questions, since I´ve been using that more and more:
- We usually start animation at frame 1000 and I´ve found the retiming to be a bit erratic.
Lets say Original animation range is 1000-1500 and I wanna have several copies starting lets say 50 frames later…
I´d copy the alembic, put playback mode to “Custom start” and set the frame to…well, I´ve tried 1050, 50, -50 and either one of those worked or none worked, I can´t quite figure out which is the correct way to do it.
- i´ve done numerous things to teh imported alembics, including adding displacement. Usually I have to put an edit poly modifier above teh alembic baseobject or I´ll get normal issues.
Not a question, just mentioning it for future reference…
- Is importing of particle still not supported in Max 2019? I can export and import meshed particles, but I´m looking for a way to just import position/rotation/scale info and then replace the particles with my own. Reason for this: I have someone doing particle FX in houdini for me, but I don´t wanna have to shovel dozens of gb over the internet, if I an just replace the particles in Max somehow.
Right now, the only way seems to be to export via PRT from houdini and then use krakatoa PRT loader.
I remember it being free sometime ago, but I can´t find any info on that…