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

Ron Schab ron.schab at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 03:01:56 EDT 2010


The BGEO writer/reader (besides other useful maya-houdini exchange stuff)
can be found here btw:

www.houdinistuff.com

(not my site btw)







On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:33, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe it's fairly easy to write a pdc (or whatever the Maya
> particle cache format is) importer/exporter for Houdini, it's a simple
> format from what I understand.
>
> MDD won't work with changing point counts.
>
> Depending on how ambitious you are, you could do a BGEO writer/reader
> for Maya. Miles Green wrote one that is floating around somewhere but
> sadly I don't have the link handy...
>
> I haven't tried FBX, the more I try to use it the less I like it
> though, even in Maya (the company that set the "standard") it crashes
> constantly on export and is generally flaky. IMO :)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter B
>
> On 13 April 2010 17:25, katrin schmid <Katisss at gmx.de> wrote:
> > hi,
> > does fbx do particles?
> > We luckily already got geometry sorted using a custom format.
> > Noew we like to consider existing particle formats before we go doing our
> own, too.
> > Regards,
> > katrin
> >
> > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> >> Datum: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 20:18:04 -0400
> >> Von: Jed Schwartz <jed at jedschwartz.com>
> >> An: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >> Betreff: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] particle formats: what is the best
> free/open format to go maya to houdini?
> >
> >> Not sure I'm clear on exactly what your trying to do, but we've had
> >> really good luck using FBX to go back and forth between houdini and
> >> maya-
> >>
> >> On Apr 13, 2010, at 8:07 PM, katrin schmid wrote:
> >>
> >> > hi,
> >> > i was wondering if anyone has insight or experience what is the
> >> > best free/open format to go from maya to houdini on back?
> >> > We were considering maya .mc and point oven .mdd but not so sure
> >> > they are open formats.
> >> > We are trying to write code that already exists... Are there any
> >> > other formats worth considering?
> >> > Best Regards,
> >> > katrin
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