[Sidefx-houdini-list] Deleting a particles system while keeping the points

Michael Goldfarb goldfarb at coredp.com
Fri Dec 12 15:49:26 EST 2008


bring it into SOPs and use an add SOP - delete geometry but keep the 
points...
then you can mess with the attribs all you want

Francois Duchesneau wrote:
> When you middle-click on a node after a particle system it has a primitive
> attribute of type particle system. The difference also is that it shows
> you points in the display even if you don't click the display point
> option.
> 
> I've got the following problem:
> 
> #####################################
> I've got a particle system with 60000 particles in it. I create a vertex
> float attribute and it takes around 30 seconds.
> 
> If I create a polygon sphere with about the same number of vertices, it
> creates the vertex attribute in milliseconds.
> #####################################
> 
> So I want to convert my particle system to only point to test it.
> 
> François
> 
> 
>> isn't a particle system just points with fancy attributes?
>> delete the attributes...or am I misunderstanding you?
>>
>> Francois Duchesneau wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Is there a way to get rid of the particle system while keeping the
>>> points
>>> AND vertex?
>>>
>>> I think I've found a bug and I need a workaround.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> François
>>>
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Michael Goldfarb                            email: goldfarb at corefa.com
c.o.r.e. digital pictures                        http://www.coredp.com
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