[Sidefx-houdini-list] model conversion
larry at gcreativestudios.com
Tue Jul 5 16:47:24 EDT 2011
Thanks Jed. All great stuff .... and very much appreciated!!
On Jul 5, 2011, at 3:51 PM, Jed Schwartz wrote:
> We use Polytrans and its great, Rhino also does a good job
> converting CAD files to .obj but I don't think it supports quite as
> many formats as Polytrans, but I think it does run native on the
> Mac. You might have problems with the normals on the PT
> converted.obj files.
> gwavefront, which is used by Houdini to do .obj -> .bgeo
> conversion, by default keeps shared points shared. This is a
> problem because Houdini doesn't have vertex normals. To work around
> this, manually convert with
> gwavefront -u test2.obj test2.bgeo
> This will result in a .bgeo with unique points that have the proper
> Make sure you leave the point normals alone, do NOT recompute point
> normals in translation sops or you'll have problems with the look
> of your surfaces-
> Hope this is helpful!
> On Jun 29, 2011, at 6:38 PM, Larry Giunta wrote:
>> Thanks very much for the feedback Al.
>> Very helpful info .... and much appreciated.
>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Al Curatolo wrote:
>>> Hi Larry,
>>> Polytrans works fine in virtual PC or vmware. In the past I've
>>> used it to get
>>> data out of Houdini to various formats and convert some old
>>> Electric Image
>>> FACT format models into obj for import to Houdini successfully.
>>> Unless things have changed recently you can't convert to Houdini
>>> geo/bgeo as a
>>> destination. The OBJ export works well with Houdini. I don't
>>> have the DCC or
>>> CAD Packs so I can't speak to them. Overall a very solid piece
>>> of software.
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