[Sidefx-houdini-list] Animated wires in DOPs question

guillaume laforge guillaume at alamaison.fr
Tue Feb 17 12:17:41 EST 2009


Hi Phil,

Maybe you should run your wire simulation on the "finished" tree. then
use it is a lattice or something like that on the growing tree.

Just a thought

Cheers

Guillaume


On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
>
> The lightening was just for having an animated L-System. The core problem is getting a growing L-System (a tree which needs to blown in the wind as it grows) into DOPs as an animated element. This is proving difficult because of the constantly changing point numbers. I have been playing unsuccessfully with a resample sop however if there are any further suggestions they would be very welcome.
>
> Did anyone face this in the creation of the Guinness advert (back through time). I seem to remember a Houdini presentation where the tree sprang from a sapling...
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Phil.
>
> Philip Spicer
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> Hey Phil,
>
> What kind of lightening are you doing? I have a little non dynamic set up I did for a commercial if it would be of any help?
>
> Cheers,
> Davd
>
> 2009/2/16 Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk>
>
>>
>>  Hi,
>>
>> Is it possible to pass an animated wire into DOPs?
>>
>> I have tried passing a preset 'Lightening' L-System into DOPs as a
>> Wire Object but it doesn't register the animation even when the  'Use
>> Deforming Geometry' option is checked. It does read in the animation
>> if I read the L-System in as a RBD Object though...
>>
>> Any thoughts? Is it better to create an animated wire using the SOP Solver?
>>
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Phil.
>>
>> Philip Spicer
>> Programme Leader - MA Digital Effects
>> National Centre for Computer Animation Bournemouth University - UK
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