[Sidefx-houdini-list] Row of books, procedurally
pbowmar at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 15:06:10 EST 2006
Here's a challenge, that my little brain can't deal with. I want to
create a row of books, with random widths, but they are all "touching"
each other. I'm sure, sure, sure there is a straightforward way to do
this with the Copy SOP, but I can't get it.
Basically, if I have a Box SOP representing a single book, Y and Z
scale unimportant, but X is 1 unit wide, I want to copy that book in X,
having each copy be a random size in X (but greater or equal to 1), and
each copy transformed in X so it sits nicely with no gap next to the
I've tried using no template input on the Copy SOP, just using
expressions in Transform and Scale, or stamping values into a Transform
SOP above. I'm sure this can be done, but I can't get it.
I've also tried taking a single point, and copying it, stamping an
attribute that holds the value used to transform it, then stamping a
scale into the Box SOP that way. Again, can't get it.
Any help appreciated :) I look forward to multiple ways to accomplish it :)
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