[Sidefx-houdini-list] particle formats: what is the best free/open format to go maya to houdini?

Ken Ouellette ken.ouellette at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 21:06:06 EDT 2010


with all this talk I have to ask...
anyone notice a performance difference (speed) in all the pt cache flavors?
I know much depends on the IO and the lot but that being the same... any
profiles worth sharing or is it the same no matter what.
-k

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yep - SESI support for gto would be good. I'd trade dxf support for
> gto support any day. :)
>
> We've run a customized and extended version of gto here. It has been
> great for caching scenes (Maya and Houdini) and loading them into
> Maya, Houdini or Prman. (The Renderman dso plugin makes rib writing a
> snap.) It handles particles as well.
>
> Unfortunately, the Houdini GTO HDK code here and the gto extension
> libs it uses are proprietary. If SESI or someone in the community were
> to create a SOP that read/wrote these things that would be great.
>
> As much as I think FBX is good to have in the toolbox, it's a brute
> force tool. It has no concept of "assets" in particular, or how they
> are best represented in either package. A combination of gto and some
> more sophisticated asset exchange system is needed IMHO.
>
> Cheers
>
>
> On 13 April 2010 17:51, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, I like Tweak and RV, but I sure don't want to maintain the code
> > if I can avoid it :) I love how SESI has MDD in Houdini, GTO would be
> > great too!
> >
> > Not that it will help much if Autodesk push their own formats as
> > "standards" though (FBX)...
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Peter B
> >
> > On 13 April 2010 17:41, Mark Story <mstory at xion.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Indeed.
> >>
> >> Sure wish SESI would write the DSO to use this format ....
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Ah.. was just about to reply with that link ;) But I was simply going
> to
> >>> ask if anyones using it, and if so what they think?
> >>>
> >>> Beers,
> >>> r.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Andrew D Lyons wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> gto:
> >>>> http://www.tweaksoftware.com/products/open-source-software
> >>>>
> >>>>
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