[Sidefx-houdini-list] sketch look and poses

Peter Robbinson probbins at sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 1 17:32:25 EST 2006

It would seem that generating poses by using Takes should be pretty
straight forward.
As well, to easy the rigging work, use the AutoRig.


On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 16:23 -0500, Larry Giunta wrote:
> We're gearing up for production on
> a job that has a two part problem.
> Part 1 .... we need ( I think just poses, not full animation )
> of a variety of track and field events. Some
> with a woman, some with a man ....... but a lot of them.
> Part 2 is that the end look should be sketch
> or toon like ........ or a mix between.
> The bigger issue is part 2. I know this has come
> up a bunch of times before. I'm just wondering if
> there has been any new developments on the
> Houdini front to help achieve this kind of look.
> In the past we have been able to get some
> cool looking results with high contrast renders
> and some hoop jumping in COPs.
> Some in our group are pointing toward
> sketck and toon for Cinema4D as an option.
> The stills certainly look impress, but I have not
> seen samples in motion ........... and honestly
> would love to find a way to work a Houdini solution
> out if at all possible.
> Part 1 is a bit more straight forward if it remains
> simply poses. However, there is still pressure
> to create these poses as efficiently as possible
> (since it is one element of a larger project with
> many other needs).
> Again, there is some thought that working with
> Poser might  be a quicker way to create these
> poses. However, I don't personally have any
> production experience with this program so
> it's tough to judge.
> At this point we're starting to figure
> out our plan of attack. I was simply wondering
> if anybody has any experience/opinions about
> either Poser or "Sketch and Toon" ( especially
> looking at it from a Houdini point of view).
> As always, thank very much in advance for
> any thought. Would really love to work this
> all out in Houdini if possible.
> Thanks,
> Larry
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