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

David Mellor dmellor at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 12:26:12 EST 2009


Those trees weren't dynamic, they just grew. All happening so fast that you
dont need it. It did have noise running through the normals at the end of
each branch, which leaves were copied to to give the feeling of wind
blowing. I can see you problem! I'll have a think!

2009/2/17 Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk>

> 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
> Programme Leader - MA Digital Effects
> National Centre for Computer Animation
> Bournemouth University - UK
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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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