[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


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


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> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:26:53 -0500
> From: craigleehoffman at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Feather/Fur for Bird
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> Diana,
> 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
> -----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
> 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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