[Sidefx-houdini-list] Point instancing

Andy Nicholas andy at andynicholas.com
Thu Nov 27 07:59:14 EST 2008

Thanks for the replys guys. Good to know that it's not just me having
problems with this.

>did you also try just turning on render as spheres?

No I hadn't tried that. I'd missed that option. It's strange though, I'm
just trying to instantiate sphere primitives (i.e. not polygons), so you'd
have thought that that would be kinda the same thing. I guess not :-)


> Not sure about the instancing problem but did you also try just turning
> on render as spheres?
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> Nicholas
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> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Point instancing
> Hi guys,
> Does anyone happen to know why instancing objects seems to take so long
> when rendering? I had  a bunch of points (about 20,000) and I just
> wanted to render some spheres at those locations. It ended up being much
> faster to just use a Copy SOP to create the geometry than using point
> instancing.
> I just wondered if I was doing something wrong?
> Thanks
> Andy
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