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

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 03:23:33 EDT 2010


Yeah that's it, thanks Ron!

On 14 April 2010 00:01, Ron Schab <ron.schab at gmail.com> wrote:
> The BGEO writer/reader (besides other useful maya-houdini exchange stuff)
> can be found here btw:
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> www.houdinistuff.com
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> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:33, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> MDD won't work with changing point counts.
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>> 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...
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>> 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 :)
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>> Cheers,
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>> Peter B
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>> 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-
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>> >> 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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