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

Jeff Wagner jeff at sidefx.com
Wed Sep 13 12:45:43 EDT 2017


Yes!

-jeff

> On Sep 13, 2017, at 12:28 PM, Matthew Kearney <matt at kearney.co.za> wrote:
> 
> Hey guys,
> Redshift now has support for stylesheets.
> 
> From the Redshift forum :
> 
> * [Houdini] Stylesheets: Support of scene level primitive stylesheets.
> * [Houdini] Stylesheets: New parameter in the RS ROP node to set the scene
> level stylesheets.
> * [Houdini] Stylesheets: Support of object level stylesheets.
> 
> Matt.
> 
>> On 13 September 2017 at 17:14, Jeff Wagner <jeff at sidefx.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 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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