[Sidefx-houdini-list] Announcing new HDK Documentation!

Rick Fuentealba ricardof at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 13:29:27 EDT 2009


Very, very awesome, going through it right now. So much new content!

Thanks SESI!

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM, brian
goodwin<brian.r.goodwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Awesome :)
>
> Thanks for that SESI !
>
> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 5:24 AM, Robert Magee <rmagee at sidefx.com> wrote:
>
>> As many of you know, the Houdini Developer’s Kit [HDK] is a
>> comprehensive set of C++ libraries which give studios and third party
>> developers access to Houdini's API. Instead of being limited to a subset
>> of the API like most SDKs, the HDK provides virtually the same level of
>> access available to Side Effects developers.
>>
>> With the HDK, you can create plug-ins to customize virtually all aspects
>> of Houdini. Some examples include:
>>
>> - add custom expression functions
>> - add custom commands to hscript or hython
>> - add custom operators (SOPs, DOPs, POPs, etc)
>> - add output to 3rd party renderer, geometry or games engine
>> - add custom lighting or atmospheric effects
>>
>> The new HDK docs were written with a practical philosophy in mind. First
>> they identify the main task a programmer would encounter when
>> customizing Houdini using C++, eg: data I/O, creating new operators,
>> extending the UI, rendering. Next, each process is explained in-depth
>> and well-documented sample code is provided to illustrate the
>> application of key concepts. Node organization in Houdini is then
>> discussed along with how to work with nodes and their parameters, and
>> how to create new nodes in each of Houdini's operator contexts. The new
>> docs also cover the main HDK classes such as OP_Network and SOP_Node, as
>> well as, important utility classes such as Houdini’s very efficient
>> Matrix classes, Multithreading classes and Vector Math (VM) classes.
>>
>> Our developers have been working hard to make this material available
>> and will continue to add to and enhance this material over time. With so
>> many studios looking for ways to incorporate Houdini into their
>> pipeline, these new HDK docs will play a key role in that process.
>>
>> To access the new docs, visit www.sidefx.com/docs.
>>
>> Enjoy,
>> Robert
>>
>> --
>> Robert Magee
>> Product Marketing Manager
>> Side Effects Software Inc.
>> www.sidefx.com
>> 416 504-9876 x327
>>
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