[Sidefx-houdini-list] Rendering poligonal lines as hair/fur

houdini houdini at retrovertigo.nl
Wed Aug 18 14:46:47 EDT 2010

  You can add a width attribute to the l-systems and mantra will pick it up and 
render your l-system with thickness. As far as i know you don't have to do 
anything with fur...


On 08/18/2010 08:32 PM, Pablo Giménez wrote:
> Hello.
> I have a bunch of geometry created from lots of lsystem copied to  a
> set of template points.
> Currently I a mconverting them to opligons with some volume using the
> PolyWire, which is getting slow and heavy in term os memory, so
> looking to ways of optimize the process I was wondering if it is
> possible to render these lines/curves created from lsystems as hair,
> similar to what you can do in prman. You als oget the width parameter
> from the lsystems so looks to me as a good place to try fur rendering.
> I have been looking at the fur workflow in the help and seems you have
> to use the fur mantra procedural to render fur. It is just possible to
> tell to Mantra to threat my poly lines as curves and use the width
> attribute to control the width of the fur curves?
> Thanks

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