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

Olex P hoknamahn at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 13:29:53 EDT 2009


Good stuff! Thanks!

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:27 PM, 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
> >
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> > Robert Magee
> > Product Marketing Manager
> > Side Effects Software Inc.
> > www.sidefx.com
> > 416 504-9876 x327
> >
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