[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini To maya

Oleg Samus oleg at sidefx.com
Mon Oct 20 12:15:42 EDT 2008

Hi Stephen,

FBX in general might not be an ideal method for this particular case. 
For example, if the number of vertices in your simulation changes over 
its 300 frames, as is often the case with particles, we can only convert 
it through FBX by using a custom workaround, since FBX format spec does 
not support variable-vertex count animated geometry.

However, if the overall vertex count in your sim stays the same, FBX 
should be able to handle it. If this is the case, is there any way you 
could send me your scene (or a similar one which leads to the same 
crash) so I can take a look at it?

 - Oleg

> I have a rather large poly count particle simulation that i would like to send into maya. it's been animated over 300 frames. and im wondering what would be the best way to get that back into maya so i can light and texture it. i've tried doing the fbx export but it crashes on me everytime, so i'm guessing that the fbx exporter isn't really up to it's full potential yet. if anyone has any ideas or good techniques on getting a pretty heavy animation sequence from houdini to maya that would be awesome! 
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> sjones29 at student.scad.edu
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