[Sidefx-houdini-list] Alembic

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 15:04:30 EDT 2010


Hi Steve,

That's great to hear! If you can get a starting point for Houdini into an
upcoming release, you'll definitely find some more users/contributors out
there...

Cheers


On 2 August 2010 11:32, Steve LaVietes <stevel at imageworks.com> wrote:

> We've been using this (and its initial internal format) in production for
> about a year throughout our pipeline -- including in and out of Houdini.
>
> The initial code drop is missing Houdini tools because portions of them are
> very specific to our pipeline.
>
> We're definitely interested in getting code and conventions for Houdini out
> there for discussion as soon as possible.
>
> -stevel
>
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> On Aug 2, 2010, at 2:11 PM, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > http://www.alembic.io/
> > http://code.google.com/p/alembic/
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
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