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

Jeff Wagner jeff at sidefx.com
Wed Sep 13 11:14:10 EDT 2017


Oh I don't think RedShift uses Material Style Sheets as that is pretty 
specific to Mantra I believe.

But yes Material Style Sheets will give you the ability to define 
template style set-ups and inherit default setups defined as material 
json files on disk. But I believe for Mantra only.


-jeff


On 2017-09-13 9:04 AM, Gerbrand Nel wrote:
> 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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