[Sidefx-houdini-list] meshing study

herman herman02 at netvigator.com
Thu Mar 27 04:00:02 EDT 2008


hi david,

thanks for the advise, i think i know what u say conceptually, however, i'm 
not familar with point sop and i did tried it overnite but not quite 
sucessfull, would u mind to enlight me more?

thanks

herman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Johnson" <daveinengland at gmail.com>
To: <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] meshing study


> The polywire SOP can use point attributes to control it on a per point
> basis. For instance, if you put a width attribute on the points and then 
> in
> the Wire Radius field put $WIDTH, your mesh will have varying radii along
> it. The same works for most all of the parameters.
>
> Does this help?
>
> Dave
>
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 6:44 AM, herman <herman02 at netvigator.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>> After looking at this few sites of what 3dmax can do with the hexagons
>> meshing http://designreform.net/?p=86  and along with this more elaborate
>> design for rhino
>> http://madeincalifornia.blogspot.com/2008/03/parametric-honeycomb-series01a.html... 
>> I'm trying to explore the same in Houdini.
>>
>>
>>
>> Firstly, if I want to do some fancy meshing pattern, is the "divide sop"
>> the only option I have?
>>
>>
>>
>> After making the meshing pattern in "divide sop" from "box"(polygon
>> mesh)>divide sop (check compute dual), there seem to have only one option
>> left to make it into a frame by connecting it to "polywire" sop.
>>
>>
>>
>> however, if I want the joint to have buckle as in here
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/7453761@N05/2362689599/sizes/o/
>>
>> or
>>
>> to change the depth or width of individual frame that varies (since the
>> polywire seem to be too uniform), there seem to be a limit.
>>
>>
>>
>> any suggestions?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>> herman
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