[Sidefx-houdini-list] mantra -u

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 07:41:12 EST 2007


I am, trying to finish my Master's project.. The Autorig stuff is
simply amazing, except that point weighting is super-busted in 9 since
you can't use Bone Handles, the Spreadsheet or choose the
bones/muscles you want to weight with. Once that's fixed, Autorig will
be unstoppable!

Cheers,

Peter B

On 09/12/2007, Louis Dunlevy <ld at dneg.com> wrote:
> I'd be curious to know who's using the character tools in anger in H9
> right now..
>
> paul simpson wrote:
> > well, we did that recently in a non-critical part of the pipeline.  most
> > things are ok - but the gotchas i remember are:
> > - biped rig didnt xlate well.  so either bake geo out or avoid
> > - all otls load ok - but with errs.  this screws up rending on farm as
> > houdini errs out with these load errs.  this was/is a right royal pain.
> >
> > er, just get the latest cut of 9.  install the dark colour scheme and give
> > it a go! ;-)
> >
> >
> > On 07/12/2007, Louis Dunlevy <ld at dneg.com> wrote:
> >
> >> sweeet.... very handy indeed!
> >>
> >> Quick reality check, what are the odds of a fairly complex scene built
> >> in 8 working properly in 9 right now? It would be nice to be able to
> >> flip over at the drop of a hat.
> >>
> >> 8-)
> >>
> >> paul simpson wrote:
> >>
> >>> ...and if your using houdini 9 (still on 8 louis?), then you can add
> >>> attributes into the .ifd file.  this is useful for rendering many frames
> >>> using existing farm scripts.  (ie, not having to manage run time
> >>>
> >> arguments
> >>
> >>> like -u).  to quote andrew:
> >>>
> >>> You can enable UV baking by adding the "UV Object" and "UV Attribute"
> >>> parameters to the mantra output driver, and setting a valid path for the
> >>> UV Object.
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