[Sidefx-houdini-list] where are the default shadow shaders?

Mark Elendt mark at sidefx.com
Tue Oct 27 18:45:16 EDT 2009


On Tuesday Oct 27 at 14:48, Robert Kelly wrote:
> yes i am doing that now i just want to know where the original shadow shader
> code are so i can add to them in staid of reinventing the wheel.

Open the type-properties for the VEX Shadow SHOP and you should see
the .vfl code in the code tab.

Add the shop_shadowpath parameter to a light source and you can
override the default behaviour of the light.

But I think that's what Szymon said.

> 2009/10/27 Szymon Kapeniak <szymon.kapeniak at gmail.com>
> 
> > The simple way is to add "shop_shadowpath" property to a light and
> > apply own shader this way. Houdini assigns shader to default
> > lights via light wranglers scripts (check soho folder in $HFS).
> > Default light uses v_rayshadow shader I suppose.
> >
> > You could install modified version of that shader in a session,
> > replacing default shader, but this way you won't have an access to
> > custom parameters on a shader (without modifying both light params
> > and soho script or creating new light definition type) .
> >
> > hope this helps,
> > skk.
> >
> > 2009/10/27 Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com>:
> > > Hi people.
> > >
> > > where are the default shadow shaders?
> > >
> > > if i want to tweak the ray trace shadow shader where can i find its VFL
> > code
> > > so i can change it?
> > >
> > > thanks
> > >
> > > Robert Kelly.
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