[Sidefx-houdini-list] VOPs question

Jerry Corda-Stanley jerry at intelligentcreatures.com
Tue Jun 24 19:15:36 EDT 2008


I'm getting...

"The topic or post you requested does not exist"

on that link.


----- "jiversen" <jiversen at rhythm.com> wrote:
> It's for this that I pimp this idea:
> 
> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=10237
> 
> Combining all the shading contexts into a single "material shader", 
> where the surface, displacement and bsdf outputs are automatically 
> extracted on demand. All the optimizations (like dimport()ing stuff to
> 
> minimize recomputation) would be handled internally without your
> knowledge.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Andrew D Lyons wrote:
> > Ah - nice solution...
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > 2008/6/19 Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com>:
> >   
> >> The "correct" way (I use the term Correct very loosely here) would
> be
> >> to create the pattern in the Displacement shader, then use
> "dimport()"
> >> to import the values in the Surface shader. That way the pattern
> code
> >> runs once, saving a lot of computation time.
> >>
> >> Having said that, I like the HDA suggestion, so you have as much
> >> "generic" code as possible inside HDAs that are easy to update as
> >> needed.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Peter B
> >>
> >> 2008/6/19 Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com>:
> >>     
> >>> You could make a VOP subnet HDA and us that in both - assuming
> you
> >>> were ok with constant args to all parms inside the  subnet.
> >>>
> >>> 2008/6/19 Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk>:
> >>>       
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> Is there a way to import a vop network into another context? For
> example if I were to create a simple pattern surface and then wanted
> to import that pattern into a displacement shader so that it was
> dynamically linked, how would I go about it? Is there an Object Merge
> SOP equivalent in VOPs?
> >>>>
> >>>> Kind regards,
> >>>>
> >>>> Phil.
> >>>>
> >>>>
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