[Sidefx-houdini-list] Real Time Applications

Peter Robbinson probbins at sympatico.ca
Sun Oct 14 13:07:02 EDT 2007

Much as I love Houdini and teach it, I would recommend to take  serious
look at Touchdesigner, http://derivativeinc.com
This app. is specifically designed for real-time material.


On Sun, 2007-14-10 at 11:54 -0400, gravatar at gravatonia.com wrote:
> Hey all,
>    Here is the question.  Are any of you using Houdini for any real time
> applications.  I always used it for things to go to video, so resource
> usage and such was never really an issue so long as render times were
> reasonable and I didn't run out of memory.  However, I am in the middle of
> building an EEG which will be used as the hardware end for an interactive
> biofeedback installation piece.  If I have too, I suppose I can code real
> time particles to do things based off of numeric values interpolated from
> the signals.  I've done it before for a large scale touch screen using
> Processing, but it was a real bear to do and managing an illusion of depth
> was VERY challenging.  Is there anything in Houdini which is capable of
> handling real time input and output?  If so, where should I be looking and
> self teaching.
> Grav
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