[Sidefx-houdini-list] Compositor

Dragos Stefan ds_list at dsg.ro
Fri May 25 07:16:14 EDT 2007

Halo is generally lacking in some important general-purpose compositing 
features (that is keying, tracking and powerful color-correcting). Also 
the transformations ar unacceptably slow. So at this current stage I 
wouldn't recommend using it purely as a compositing package, even if the 
architecture is very very promising.

However, what it lacks in general compositing features it compesates in 
what options it offers you for post processing you renders. The 
integration with Mantra (mainly, but actually with any other renderer 
which supports output of arbitrary planes), the availability of VEX 
which gives you unlimited possibilities for using data in thos arbitrary 
planes and the general multichannel architecture are very nice. I 
actually prefer those features in the integrated compositor of a 3D 
software, instead of general purpose features which are already 
available in my compositing package of choice.

That being said I still find surprising the fact that the development of 
Halo seems to happen very slooooow.


jordibares wrote:
> Hi all, I was wondering if there is any 2D tracking/stabilization tool in
> Houdini.
> If not, this is something would be very useful.
> Jb
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