[Sidefx-houdini-list] Modeling lines from existing geometry

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 03:53:12 EDT 2006

Hey Floyd
    Actually,Curve is what you want, but getting it to use the
existing data is the least intuitive thing in Houdini, ever, and
that's saying a lot!!
     What you have to do is open the Snap dialog at the top of the
viewport, and turn on Snap Consolidate. Then, of course, turn on
Snapping. now when you draw your curve in the viewport and snap to the
points, the Curve SOP will be wired into the SOP containing the
original geometry and if you modify the original geometry, the curve
will follow.


Peter B

On 20/07/06, Floyd Gillis <floyd at afcg.com> wrote:
> This has got to be one of the most basic modeling functions, but I just
> can't find it tonight.
> I'm trying to interactively build lines from an existing polygonal model
> by snapping from point to point.  I thought "curve" would be the
> function to use, but it doesn't see the existing data.  "Polyknit"
> functions exactly as I'd like, but it doesn't make lines.
> What am I missing?
> Thanks,
> Floyd
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