[Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP

Edward Lam edward at sidefx.com
Fri Mar 7 09:26:34 EST 2008


What are you trying to create? Are you sure you don't just want to sweep 
a 2D grid along the resampled curve points?

-Edward

Chandra Maharzan wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> Heres the link if you can see (network and the crossing cards)
> http://www.digital.com.np/cm/crossing.jpg
> 
> I will that and see what that means in the meantime. :)
> 
> Thanks,
> Chandra
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
> [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Andrew D Lyons
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 1:13 PM
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP
> 
> It would help to see the network. You can't attach files here - but
> you can mail hscript...
> 
> If you open a textport and type:
> 
> opscript -r
> 
> (leave a space after -r) then drag and drop the node that contains the
> entire network onto the textport, then hit return,  and you'll get all
> the hscript needed to recreate the network. It might be easier to help
> if we can see the network.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> 
> On 06/03/2008, Chandra Maharzan <chandra at digital.com.np> wrote:
>> Ok, theres a small problem now. The box are overlapping each other meaning
>>  they are crossing each other. I want the overlapping but I want each box
> to
>>  be on top of the other rather than going through each other.. Is this
>>  achievable by inserting a node or do we have to manually do that??
>>
>>  Thanks
>>
>> Chandra
>>
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
>>
>> [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Chandra
>>  Maharzan
>>  Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:58 AM
>>  To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>  Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP
>>
>>  Beers Rangi!!! I tried that and it worked. :)
>>
>>  Thanks. I will try other solutions too. Thank you so much all of you
> guys.
>>  This list is really really helpful. I am happy I joined it.
>>
>>  Chandra
>>
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
>>  [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Rangi Sutton
>>  Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 8:53 AM
>>  To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>  Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP
>>
>>  Chandra Maharzan wrote:
>>  > Hi Again,
>>  >
>>  > I am very new to Houdini and I wanted to try out something.
>>  >
>>  > I have a curve and a thin box. I used COPY SOP to copy that box on to
> the
>>  > curve at the points. Now I want to overlap the boxes (which SOP?) and
>>  align
>>  > the boxes in the normal of the curves so it flows well along the curve.
>>  >
>>  > Is this achievable?
>>  Try wire you're curve in to a resample sop.. that will allow you control
>>  over how many points you're curve has.. and thus how many copies you'll
>>  get out of the copy sop. This should allow you're overlapping.
>>
>>  Also.. try the sweep sop instead of the copy sop. This sop is designed
>>  for this sort of thing. It also optionally takes a reference curve to
>>  use as an up vector.
>>
>>  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.
>>
>>  Beers,
>>  r.
>>
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