[Sidefx-houdini-list] Re: CHOPs to Keyframes? (case# 6953)

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Sat Jul 15 17:17:34 EDT 2006

Hey Jeff,
     To script this, use "opsave" to save the CHOP data as a .chan
file (raw sample per frame) then "chread" to load that into the
channel(s) you want then "chrefit" to set the level of detail on the
keyframes... the same as what Angel describes but via Hscript...


Peter B

On 14/07/06, Angel Alladina <angel at sidefx.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> I believe what you want is:
> Make sure your CHOP is exporting properly to the right parameter (set
> the channel name and export prefix properly).  Then switch off the
> export flag, right click->Edit Data Channels->click on the plus button
> on the top stowbar.  THen select the frame range you want to export the
> keys to, adjust the tolerance to best fit the number of keys necessary
> to follow your channel curve, and click "copy to export destination".
> regards,
> angel
> Jeff Willette wrote:
> > In CHOPs you can Right-CLick:Edit Data Channels, and it converts the
> > channel data into keyframes, in what appears a fairly intelligent way.
> >
> > How can this keyframe data be accessed?  Say I want to copy it into
> > another channel that an animator can modify.
> > Can the creation of these keyframes be scripted?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jeff Willette
> >
> >
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