[Sidefx-houdini-list] maya .ma SOP

Garman Lists garman_lists at sbcglobal.net
Sun Feb 21 23:42:19 EST 2010


I understand why you want the Maya deformers.  They are based on the 
non-linear deformers from Wavefront's "Model" program.

There's a great bend lesson in the CMI VFX vex sops vol 1

http://www.cmivfx.com/productpages/product.aspx?name=Houdini_VEX_SOPS_Vol_1


-Garman



Ivan DeWolf wrote:
> I haven't heard of anybody doing this. I considered doing something like this,
> it seems likely to be a difficult if not impossible trick to compile  
> an HDK dso that Houdini loads that also includes whatever libraries  
> Maya needs to open an .ma and deform geometry.
>
> I thought it would be the right way to do it, but I never had the time  
> to tinker, and I had already realized you couldn't make significant  
> income selling it. So I just gave up without trying.
>
> It might be possible to compile an inbetween DSO- the HDK .so would  
> link to it, and Maya would link to it, and you might be able to  
> compile it with a compatible subset of libraries...
>
> seems like a worthy thing, if you can do it.
>
>
> Quoting "katrin schmid" <Katisss at gmx.de>:
>
>   
>> hi,
>> so after doing a custom creator and deformer SOP
>> i started to think how easy it would be to da a maya .ma SOP...
>> if you only suppport geometry and ertex deform.
>> Just to safe me from redoing it: Is anybody aware of exisitng SOPs for that?
>> Best Regards,
>> katrin
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