[Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 23:00:55 EST 2008

Ah yes of course - the old-primitive sphere trick. (not polygon or nurbs)

The primitive sphere has the wonderful quality of being a single
point, and yet it is still a primitive - so you can do things like
rotate the sphere with transform sop, sweep, etc to rotate the vectors
on it's point. As Rangi sagely points out, copy straight onto that -
or use an add SOP to "delete primitives but keep points" if you need
something more stripped back.

Thanks for reminding me about that!

>  Not to complicate things too much since you're new to this.. but
>  sometimes I'll take a sphere.. add point normal and upvector to it
>  (point sop).. then sweep that around my curve. (gives the same sort of
>  result as the tangent stuff everyone else is replying about)... I'll
>  take all those spheres as my template to the copy sop.. This gives me
>  the sweep functionality of the sweep sop.. plus the copy (stamping!)
>  functionality of the copy sop.

Andrew D Lyons | Digital Artist | http://www.tstex.com

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