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

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Thu Jul 20 11:02:36 EDT 2006


Is anyone else getting a big pink triangle highlighting point  
selection? It often obscures the field of vision during a detailed  
point collection? SESI confirmed that this was a bug several releases  
back, but were still working around it in 8.1*-


On Jul 20, 2006, at 8:43 AM, Floyd Gillis wrote:

> It's working... but seems clunkier than I expected.
>
> When you're interactively making data using the curve function and
> snapping from point to point... is there a way for the points to
> maintain their attributes?
>
> If I manually enter the point numbers into an Add SOP, (not practical,
> in this case), I get a new line with the point attributes of the
> original data... nice.
>
> Floyd
>
>
>> Thanks everyone,
>>
>> ...making lines now.
>>
>> It does seem a little "hidden", especially since functions like
> Polyknit
>> or Delete work right out-of-the-box.
>>
>> Floyd
>>
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> 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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