[Sidefx-houdini-list] change geometry w/out triangulating

Ozgur Yılmaz eoyilmaz at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 05:16:49 EDT 2010


Why do you want to keep quads, is there any particular reason for that ?

E.Ozgur Yilmaz
Lead Technical Director
www.ozgurfx.com


On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Simon Barrick <simon at primalpictures.com>wrote:

> I'm not aware of any tool that will let you reduce poly counts without
> triangulation. You could do it manually by selecting and dissolving edge
> loops. You might also need the facet sops remove inline points to clean up
> before any further subdividing operations.
> Also never seen a subdivide operation that will let you choose the
> direction of subdivision. However if you have nice regular patches you can
> convert to meshes and do all manner of operations to increase or decrease
> the resolution in u and v.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com on behalf of Erika Salatiello
> Sent: Mon 05/04/2010 02:12
> To: user group
> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] change geometry w/out triangulating
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>
> I'm curious if anyone knows a good node or way to reduce and increase polys
> on geometry.
>
> The object I am working with is nice clean quads.  I DO NOT want to
> triangulate the shape.  I have more than enough polys in the Y direction and
> not enough in X.  I was surprised when I went to use the subdivide sop that
> it would only work on all the polys evenly and I couldn't choose to control
> the direction.  I think I am forgetting about another sop that does this?
>
> Also, for reducing geo, the polyreduce sop is not ideal since it's again
> working via triangulating and the facet sop (consolidate points etc.) seems
> to also be choosing to consolidate via triangulation.
>
> I am hoping to get some low rez proxy geos later this week from the
> modelers but any quick tips would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Erika
>
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