[Sidefx-houdini-list] Alembic

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 14:10:58 EDT 2010



Has anyone had a chance to look at Alembic yet? SESI announced some
involvement in it at SIGGRAPH, but thus far the code only contains support
for Maya and Prman. It looks pretty promising - but based on previous
experiences with Maya-centric GTO extensions I'm concerned that they'll use
it to store more than what the bgeo format currently stores (rendering and
animation data). That would be less ideal for both Houdini (and Nuke) - and
so a line needs to be drawn there pretty early on IMHO.

Anyone else interested in Alembic and have thoughts on it?


Andrew D Lyons | Digital Artist | http://www.tstex.com

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