[Sidefx-houdini-list] Point Attributes to Instanced Geometry

brian goodwin brian.r.goodwin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 13:37:13 EDT 2006

Hey Robert

a solution is to append a Shader SOP to your points and tag generate point
attributes for instancing, then if u untag Use indirect references, u'll see
a vm_surface point attrib.

by overwriting that, you can pass data too you instaced object

instead of
opdef:/Shop/v_supermat spectype phong amb 1 1 1 diff 0.8 0.8 0.8  _shop_

you can replace that with

opdef:/Shop/v_supermat spectype phong amb 1 1 1 diff `rand ($PT)` `rand
($PT+2)` 0.8  _shop_ /obj/model/shopnet1/v_supermat1

check these two links out



all the best


On 10/26/06, Robert Persons <robert at adtechinc.com> wrote:
> I'm using point instancing and would like to transfer attributes to the
> instances.  In this case I'm instancing a 3D house model to points on a
> 2D poly.  Each house has several materials. I'd like to transfer the
> Alpha and Cd attributes from the points to all the points on the
> instanced model.  I could use the copy SOP but we're talking of hundreds
> of instances so the geometry would get too dense . I really need to use
> point instancing in some way.
> Any Ideas?
> Thanks,
> Robert
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