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by adrencg
25 Mar 2018, 23:46
Forum: ICE
Topic: Particle caching does not work most of the time
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Particle caching does not work most of the time

Thanks...I don't have 2015 and was going to try Alembic in 2014 sp2(my version) based on your post. I don't care about the speed as long as it works. But, your suggestion gave me idea that never entered my mind before. I tried using a Redshift proxy sequence for my particles with instance objects at...
by adrencg
25 Mar 2018, 17:00
Forum: ICE
Topic: Particle caching does not work most of the time
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Particle caching does not work most of the time

This subject has been talked about several times around here over the years, but I'd like to see if we can get another discussion going about the best practices to follow when saving and loading particle caches. It's so unreliable. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't, no matter what method I u...
by adrencg
15 Jan 2018, 00:21
Forum: ICE
Topic: Ice particles fall through collision object
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Ice particles fall through collision object

Can anyone please, please, please tell me how to ensure that no particles fall through the collide object when simulating? It never seems to work fully. Some collide while other pass through. What is the magic setting to make sure they do what they're supposed to?
by adrencg
04 Nov 2016, 15:23
Forum: ICE
Topic: Some help with Melena hair???Question about tapering
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Some help with Melena hair???Question about tapering

I really like Melena overall, because it's easy to make guides and apply Syflex. In this example I have guides driving another pointcloud to create filler strands, and each "clump" you see is where each guide strand is. I'm trying to get the ends of each clump to taper to a point, but there doesn't ...
by adrencg
21 Feb 2016, 02:43
Forum: ICE Compounds
Topic: Kristinka Hair 3.0 released
Replies: 177
Views: 60039

Re: Kristinka Hair 3.0 released

What do you do when you need the character to be moved from 0,0 when using your Syflex setup? The hair gets dragged behind and then snaps violently into place after frame 0. Is there a way to move the global transform on your character and allow the hair to go with it? This way when you start to ani...
by adrencg
16 Jun 2015, 15:54
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Best Version of Softimage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Best Version of Softimage?

Software is the only product people will tolerate being crappy, and hoping maybe the developers by some miracle can deliver one version that won't drive you insane. I think 2013 sp1 was that version.
by adrencg
16 Jun 2015, 15:06
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Cached particle sims won't read properly
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Cached particle sims won't read properly

I think its a frame padding issue now that I try a few things. First, I can't change the frame padding in the caching. If I add ### inside the [frame], it won't number the frames at all. Since I can only seem to write cache files with no padding (the default), I'll set the scene frames to no padding...
by adrencg
16 Jun 2015, 02:47
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Cached particle sims won't read properly
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Cached particle sims won't read properly

Can anyone uses caches on a regular basis with success describe what you do to make it work? I might have to render a 1080p animation with one computer.
by adrencg
16 Jun 2015, 02:36
Forum: ICE
Topic: Caching particles randomly works
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

Re: Caching particles randomly works

Maybe a dumb question...do simulation absolutely need to be cached to render properly on a farm? If yes, then I have to render this animation on one computer because I've already spent at least 6 extra hours trying to make this work.
by adrencg
16 Jun 2015, 02:35
Forum: ICE
Topic: Caching particles randomly works
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

Re: Caching particles randomly works

I dealt with this issue again today for about 3 hours. Softimage being killed by Autodesk will not make me switch to another software, but I seriously considered it today because of this particle problem. It's really insidious times 10. Anyway, using the cache manager made it work properly. 100% Ac...
by adrencg
12 Jun 2015, 17:51
Forum: WIP
Topic: Kristinka Hair Tests
Replies: 92
Views: 37825

Re: Kristinka Hair Tests

I set up everything again because I didn't like the way the hair was laying, and figured out what I did wrong the first time (the root twisting problem)... I didn't realize the main emitter needed to be static. I removed the Gatored envelope and it worked correctly with nice, straight roots. The onl...
by adrencg
11 Jun 2015, 01:45
Forum: ICE
Topic: Caching particles randomly works
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

Re: Caching particles randomly works

I dealt with this issue again today for about 3 hours. Softimage being killed by Autodesk will not make me switch to another software, but I seriously considered it today because of this particle problem. It's really insidious times 10.

Anyway, using the cache manager made it work properly.
by adrencg
05 Jun 2015, 15:59
Forum: WIP
Topic: Kristinka Hair Tests
Replies: 92
Views: 37825

Re: Kristinka Hair Tests

Seems to be holding up fine so far, but I'll reference your last post if something goes wrong. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48138877/hairtest02.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48138877/hairtest.jpg By the way, what's the difference between the grouping and clumping nodes? I seem to ge...
by adrencg
05 Jun 2015, 14:34
Forum: WIP
Topic: Kristinka Hair Tests
Replies: 92
Views: 37825

Re: Kristinka Hair Tests

I'm using the Syflex tutorial to make a Kristinka wig, and all has gone well -- but only when the character model is static. In the top part of the pic, you'll see the roots are neat and aligned nicely. In the bottom part, I have the head rotated slightly and the roots start to twist and other part...
by adrencg
04 Jun 2015, 00:29
Forum: WIP
Topic: Kristinka Hair Tests
Replies: 92
Views: 37825

Re: Kristinka Hair Tests

I'm using the Syflex tutorial to make a Kristinka wig, and all has gone well -- but only when the character model is static. In the top part of the pic, you'll see the roots are neat and aligned nicely. In the bottom part, I have the head rotated slightly and the roots start to twist and other parts...
by adrencg
03 May 2015, 04:25
Forum: ICE
Topic: Caching particles randomly works
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

Re: Caching particles randomly works

Arggghhhh this is driving me crazy. I have another scene that every time I load it, the cached particles aren't visible. Then I re-write the cache and it can read again. Does someone have a final solution to this problem? I spend hours messing with particles trying to make them work properly. So muc...