[Sidefx-houdini-list] "You can't polish a turd" - was Siggraph & Maya..

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Tue Aug 18 20:41:58 EDT 2009


This is exactly why we moved to shake several years ago, I always  
loved COPS, but must admit we don't use that corner of houdini much  
since moving over to shake.


On Aug 18, 2009, at 10:17 AM, Larry Giunta wrote:

> I think this sounds like a pretty reasonable request that makes a lot
> of sense.
>
> Personally, we just finished a job where we needed 60+ HD footage
> clips mapped onto a bunch of billboard/grids in a 3D environment.
>
> So, we had to first convert all of the movie files to an image
> sequence for import into COPs ........ then we could finally
> converted those image sequences to .rat sequences for texture maps.
> Just one extra step, but across 60 HD clips it adds up.
>
> We're on linux though. I wonder if this can already be done on the
> Mac or Windows version by playing the movie through mplay and
> exporting directly to .rat sequences.
> Is that already doable??
>
> In any event, I do understand the emphasis on dedicating the majority
> of resources to the 3D aspects of the package.
> But COPs continues to be an extremely useful part of Houdini and a
> bit of updating (such as supporting industry standard movies) seems
> like it would be worth the effort.
>
> Larry
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>> COPs needs to support industry standard Movie Files and needs some
>> other industry standard filters added
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