[Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP

Larry Giunta larry at gcreativestudios.com
Fri Mar 7 10:50:20 EST 2008


not to confuse you even more, but you could look at building the  
bridge straight/flat,
then using a creep SOP to slide it along a simple arched surface.

you may have more control that way in the end ....... over both the  
details of your model and the arch of the bridge.

Larry



On Mar 7, 2008, at 10:32 AM, Chandra Maharzan wrote:

> Hi Edward,
>
> I am trying to make a model that is kept as a challenge over at  
> odforce.net.
> So wanted to learn how to make it.
>
> Heres a picture
>
> http://bp0.blogger.com/_ZoZUTKmj098/R9Du7tEgpQI/AAAAAAAAACs/ 
> BkJwfv0H0TQ/s160
> 0-h/card-bridge.jpg
>
> Thanks,
> Chandra
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
> [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Edward  
> Lam
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 8:12 PM
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Copy SOP
>
> 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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