[Sidefx-houdini-list] Extreme beveling?

Andrew Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 13:48:33 EDT 2014


(From Memory) The bevel depends a lot on the normals of the text as well.
Some imported text polys can have garbage for normals - and needs to be
cleaned up first. I remember needing lots of facet and resample SOPs in
such cases.

On 11 September 2014 10:36, <craigleehoffman at aol.com> wrote:

> By the way, I do realize I can do the old school beveling with the Extrude
> SOP and a cross-section for my particular application - which is likely
> what my solution will end up being to maintain flexibility and quality.
> But it isn't ideal since it only bevels ‘out' from the front face and makes
> the whole font ‘thicker’, rather than (conceptually) ‘eroding’ into that
> front edge.
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> Also the PolyBevel SOP could be so much more useful in more complex
> situations if it handled this overlappint better, so was wondering if
> anyone had any tricks.
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> Cheers,
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> Craig
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> Anyone have a good solution for making large bevels on fairly complex
> edges?  The PolyBevel SOP works great on large faces like a box but just
> falls flat on its face with tons of bad overlapping artifacts when the
> beveling is larger than the distance between verts on the edges (especially
> at corners, etc.).
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> I am trying to create nice beveled 3D Text by PolyExtruding a Font SOP and
> then PolyBeveling an Edge Group from it that represents the edge between
> the front and sides of the 3D Text and it works great… UNTIL I try to
> increase the quality of the Font (more verts along the edge) and the verts
> get much closer to each other making the Beveled edges overlap themselves
> in really ugly ways.
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> My co-worker can do something like this with really high quality results
> in 3DS Max and I am frustrated that Houdini can’t handle this easily…  😊
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