[Sidefx-houdini-list] does anyone have a .pc2 importer?

Rangi Sutton rangi.sutton at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 07:47:27 EDT 2010

And once again, houdini ties together them other apps.. even now they have
the same brand.

I'm surprised to hear mdd export from xsi is slow? I thought mdd was at home
in xsi. Have you tried fbx from XSI to Max? Or is XSI just not good at fbx
like Rob suggests...

The list doesn't take attachments, do you have a link to that pc2 importer
for Houdini?

I imagine a python sop that read/applies the pc2 file would be pretty simple
to make, but probably slower than something from the HDK. Is that what the
importer you were sending is?


On 25 March 2010 21:39, Nicolas Delbecq <nico.delbecq at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is a pc2 importer, i can't remember who posted it a while ago on
> odforce but it was made to import pc2 from 3ds max, I just change some
> little things ( like switching the axis orientation) in order to make
> it works with pc2 files exported from xsi...
> Please keep me in touch if you find some ways to export mdd files from
> xsi, because my workflow for now is to import the pc2 files into
> houdini and then convert them as mdd files for speed reasons...
> Cheers,
> Nico
> 2010/3/25 Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com>:
> > Sweet i think xsi does mdd natively so i will get testing with that.
> > thanks loads
> >
> > On 24 March 2010 17:25, Rangi Sutton <rangi.sutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 25 March 2010 10:19, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi peeps
> >>>
> >>> We have a little problem getting the animation of deforming objects
> >>> out of xsi using FBX xsi does not like the fbx's it puts out... the
> >>> objects are flipped. So I was asked if houdini can take a .pc2 file
> >>>
> >>> any one imported that format into Houdini before. Rangi Sutton made a
> >>> obj sequence to .pc2 python script and shared it on the exchange, but
> >>> it would be faster if i didn't have to reverse engineer that script.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Hey Rob,
> >>
> >> I'm pretty sure XSI exports mdd caches? With a plugin maybe? So save out
> a
> >> .obj, plus a matched mdd cache.. use file sop + mdd sop and you've at
> least
> >> the functionality going down pc2 gives you. Of course, there's an mdd
> rop if
> >> you want to standadise and use same format for houdini->xsi..
> >>
> >>
> >> Cheers.
> >> r.

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