[Sidefx-houdini-list] Best particle references

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 13:31:50 EDT 2016


fit() and fit01()

fit(rand(@id), 0,1, 5, 7)

etc

fit01 I'm not 100% sure is in VEX/Wrangles, but it would be

fit01(rand(@id), 5, 7)

On 27 October 2016 at 09:51, Gary Jaeger <gary at corestudio.com> wrote:

> Starting to (sort of) answer some of my own questions. I’ve found popspin
> and enabled Uniform Scale with a VEX of pscale *= rand(@id);
>
> Need to read up on rand, I assume I can do something like rand(0,1) to
> define a range
>
> Gary Jaeger / 650.728.7957 direct / 415.518.1419 mobile
> http://corestudio.com <http://corestudio.com/>
> > On Oct 27, 2016, at 9:12 AM, Gary Jaeger <gary at corestudio.com> wrote:
> >
> > I’m digging into another project. Ye olde particle instances (cubes,
> spheres, etc) flowing along a path with some randomness. The kind of thing
> I can do in Maya and Mash pretty easily but seems like something I should
> be able to tackle in houdini. I’ve figured out the emitter flowing along
> paths, and finally figured out that I also needed to add a instance thing
> underneath the import_location (why is that, btw?) because my popinstance
> would show up in the scene but not render. That took a while.
> >
> > But the things I’m used to being able to bang out quickly - size over
> life, controlled randomness in size and position, assigning random shaders,
> etc etc - are all new. Any suggestions on where to go to get up to speed on
> those workflows?
> >
> > One thing I have been finding is that it seems as if Houdini has changed
> the way it does things over the years. So some older tutorials contain
> references to things like vop sops that are gone.
> >
> > Anyway, any suggestions on things to ready and/or watch is appreciated.
> >
> > Gary Jaeger / 650.728.7957 direct / 415.518.1419 mobile
> > http://corestudio.com <http://corestudio.com/>
>
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Cheers,

Peter B



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