[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 04:01:45 EDT 2010


ok, I'll play herold then until I got my coding skills up/ Miles is approved
:)

Linux version is sorted ...
just shoot him an email to the address mentioned above.






On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 17:45, katrin schmid <Katisss at gmx.de> wrote:

> hi,
> hm, linux version of the plugin would be terrific.
> Regards,
> katrin
>
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> > Datum: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:39:45 +1000
> > Von: Ron Schab <ron.schab at gmail.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?
>
> > Ok, just talked to Miles and he has joined the list (waiting for
> > approval).
> >
> > If you need any updates to the plugin mail him info at houdinistuff.com
> >
> > cheers
> > Ron
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 17:23, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > 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:
> > > >
> > > > 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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