[Sidefx-houdini-list] Fur Implementation With Renderman

Gavin Graham gbg at dneg.com
Wed Mar 26 10:02:08 EDT 2008

It's probably worth mailing Ian Stephenson directly about this .. I 
remember him demoing HaRM to me 8 years ago, so there's a good chance 
it's a little out of date!

Jaideep Khadilkar wrote:
> HI Dan,,,
> Thank u very much. 
> I got ur attachment. But I am not being able to extract it. It is showing 
> "Can not extract SFX or Volumes" error on Linux , and "Corrupt File" 
> on Windows . The same problem is occurring when I download the same file from HaRM page. I am not sure whether it is a problem from my side or the original file is corrupt. Can u send me some other format??
> --------iamjaideep80
> (Jaideep Khadilkar)
> Dan Seddon <Dan.Seddon at framestore-cfc.com> wrote: Hi Jaideep
> Yes HaRM sounds great - although I hope I'm not overselling it as I've never used it..... But, the idea is great and the code is really small so adapting this (if it doesn't do exacly the right thing) should be easier than writting a whole fur system.
> I doesn't involve any HDK it calls Houdini as an external program and runs a .hip and then saves the geometry of a certain node (given as an arguement). I'm sure you could easily adapt it so take another arguement that could be the face number of a base mesh so you could generate the fur one face at a time - using it as some kind of geometry server.
> Dan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jaideep Khadilkar" 
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 9:44:07 AM GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Fur Implementation With Renderman
> Hi Dan...
> Thank u so much for ur detailed reply.
> I was going thru the HaRM page, but the download is not working.
> I think HaRM is the way we can pass a lot of information to the plugin 
> without passing any arguments. But because I don't have any examples,
> it is difficult for me to understand the pipeline.
>  I think I have to write a HDK external application, which would read the input geometry from a file. I think HaRM also uses the HDK. But not sure on that.
> It will be very helpful if u could share any example source or HaRM.

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