[Sidefx-houdini-list] iges again

Larry Giunta larry at gcreativestudios.com
Fri Feb 16 17:03:48 EST 2007


Thanks much Jed and Peter.

Some very useful info that will better
prepare us to talk with the folks
on the export side of the situation.

As always, very much appreciated!!

Larry

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Larry Giunta
Creative Director
G Creative Studios
(781)393-0200
larry at gcreativestudios.com
www.gcreativestudios.com



On Feb 16, 2007, at 4:40 PM, Jed Schwartz wrote:

> Hey Larry,
>
> We've had similar problems with .iges data- Most CAD systems are  
> capable of outputting .obj files these days- If you can get your  
> engineers to output .obj you might find the files much easier to  
> work with. Its especially helpful to have the "parts" included in  
> the data sets- Be sure to try a few simple objects first, with a  
> bit of trial and error a good engineer can make your life MUCH  
> easier by tweaking the way he saves out the data-
>
> Good luck,
>
> Jed-
>
> On Feb 16, 2007, at 4:16 PM, Larry Giunta wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I know this has come up many times before but .....
>>
>> Although we have rather successful imported .iges
>> data of various product models before ....... we're
>> having a tough time getting some .iges data in
>> for a current spot we're working on.
>>
>> I'm just wondering if anyone can share any tips or
>> useful information ( settings, etc) that we can pass
>> on to the engineers who are exporting the data.
>>
>> Basically what we are receiving is suspiciously light
>> .iges data ( small file size) that reads into Houdini
>> but only contains a small portion of actual 3D data. Most
>> of it looks like parts of flat plan drawing that
>> have been converted to wires ...... like using the
>> trace SOP on a flat architectural drawing.
>>
>> If anyone has any thought to share that will
>> help us better communicate with the people who
>> are exporting the iges data for us, we would be most appreciative.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Larry
>>
>> -- 
>> Larry Giunta
>> Creative Director
>> G Creative Studios
>> (781)393-0200
>> larry at gcreativestudios.com
>> www.gcreativestudios.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
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