[Sidefx-houdini-list] softimage pass trick in houdini

Gerbrand Nel g at cannonballbunny.com
Wed Sep 13 09:04:31 EDT 2017


I'm using redshift, but it might just work.
Thank you SIR!!!!!!
G
On 2017/09/13 2:03 PM, Edward Lam wrote:
> On your Mantra ROP, put something like "* ^/obj/my_single_object" in 
> the Forced Matte parameter. This forces all your objects to be 
> rendered as matte except for /obj/my_single_object.
>
> Cheers,
> -Edward
>
> On 9/13/2017 4:15 AM, Gerbrand Nel wrote:
>> Hey guys and girls.
>>
>> Back when life was simple and softimage was still a thing in my life, 
>> There was this thing called passes.
>>
>> I know houdini has takes, and they are awesome, but There was this 
>> nifty trick in soft where a new empty pass automatically had 
>> everything in your scene grouped under a "background partition". This 
>> gave you the ability to assign one material to everything in your 
>> scene. You could then remove certain elements from that partition to 
>> isolate them for render passes.
>>
>> Can this be done in houdini without having to manually select 
>> everything you want to overwrite?
>>
>> My client has asked me to render out a matt of a single object in my 
>> scene. I would like to make everything black, and this one thing 
>> white without spending half a day
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> G
>>
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