[Sidefx-houdini-list] op: and point cloud

guillaume laforge guillaume.laforge.3d at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 08:09:01 EST 2008


I see, of course, Mantra can't read directly a sop node. As we can use op:/
in a COP I thought it was possible from Mantra too :-P.

Thanks Louis and Peter.

Cheers

Guillaume

On Feb 18, 2008 12:57 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think all it requires is taking the geometry referenced by the op:
> and putting that into the IFD, then some syntax in the IFD that would
> "load" that geometry from the IFD to use for the pciterate() etc. I'm
> not saying that's trivial, but I have vague ideas how I might do it in
> Soho. not that I have time, mind you ...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter B
>
> On 18/02/2008, Louis Dunlevy <ld at dneg.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, from what I gather it would require Mantra to run hscript commands
> > on the fly which it can't currently do..
> >
> > Peter Bowmar wrote:
> > > Hi Guillaume,
> > >
> > > As far as I know, you can't do this. It's a general problem with
> > > things like pciterate, metaloops and other things. There is no way
> > > (that I know of) to access these things directly from the IFD file. I
> > > hope for it in 9.0, then in 9.1 and now I hope for it in 10.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > peter B
> > >
> > > On 18/02/2008, guillaume laforge <guillaume.laforge.3d at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> I'm working on a Shop using "multiSSS" vops.  As I'm tweaking the
> scatter
> > >> sop to find the best distribution for the irradiance samples for the
> SSS
> > >> point cloud I would like to use "op:/obj/MyGeo/MyPointCloudSop" to
> avoid to
> > >> write
> > >> to file before a rendering preview. But it doesn't work...
> > >>
> > >> Is it possible to use a point cloud from a sop instead of a disk file
> with
> > >> the multiSSS ?
> > >>
> > >> Cheers
> > >>
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