[Sidefx-houdini-list] Sidefx-houdini-list Digest, Vol 228, Issue 2

Diana Li r.diana.li at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 05:13:55 EST 2010


Craig,

The creature will be like an eagle.  It will be rigged and animated.  I feel
that I can just use simple geometry to give the look of feather for the
medium shot, but use furs for the close up shot on its head.  Does that make
sense?

Diana


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> From: craigleehoffman at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Feather/Fur for Bird
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> Diana,
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> Do you want all the feathers to be geometry (perhaps simple low-res proxy
> geometry only) seen in your interactive viewport so you can determine and
> fix interpenetration problems or animate them, etc.- or do you only need to
> see them at render time?  Are they large stiff type feathers like an eagle,
> or small fluffy/furry down-like feathers, etc.?
>
> There is no "one size fits all" solution for feathers- the solution needs
> to fit the design and needs of your project.  Houdini allows an enormous
> amount of flexibility and power for how to address something like feathers.
>
> Good luck,
> Craig
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diana Li <r.diana.li at gmail.com>
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Sent: Tue, Jan 12, 2010 3:16 pm
> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Feather/Fur for Bird
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> Hi,
> I am working on a project involves feathers on a bird like creature.  I
> need
> some help to see what's the best approach.  The creature will fly, but only
> in medium shots and long shots, and there is one close up shot of the head.
>  haven't found any tutorial on fur/feather system.  After researching, it
> seems that to create feather, it's adding fur on a tube like geometry, then
> copy/instance it to where you need it.  Does that sound right?  I never
> used
> fur, I'd really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right
> direction. thanks.
> diana
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