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by Squizmek
15 May 2015, 20:19
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools - 60% Discount
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

mbFeatherTools - 60% Discount

Hi everyone, so it has been 14 months since the EOL announcement, and I figured it's a good time for a permanent price reduction of mbFeatherTools . You can get it for €80 now instead of the regular €200. :ymhug: http://feathertools.michael-buettner.com/ All Softimage versions from 7.01 (Yes, that i...
by Squizmek
26 Mar 2015, 23:54
Forum: News
Topic: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini

by Squizmek
12 Mar 2015, 20:59
Forum: News
Topic: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini

In general, XSI (ICE) is known to be somewhat faster, Just for small defense of Houdini - generally, I found Houdini and ICE "core", to be somewhere close when it comes to speed. "Core" = building the network of let's say VOPs in Houdini in similar way to ICE. While is still hard to say some exact ...
by Squizmek
04 Mar 2015, 10:07
Forum: News
Topic: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini

You cannot compare performance if you have different characters, features, and particle count. A performance video is coming soon, however.
by Squizmek
03 Mar 2015, 19:39
Forum: News
Topic: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini

How about perfornance? Hi FXDude, there is already one video about performance which I will link below. Weight painting on a fully feathered bird is something I have spent lots of effort optimizing. On my 8 core CPU (i7, 3.40GHz) when painting on a bird with 10,000 feathers, it updates at ~140ms (7...
by Squizmek
02 Mar 2015, 20:38
Forum: News
Topic: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini

... it might be helpful if you could elaborate on that (why is it better?) and your views on this might be interesting to some of the user base as well ;) Hi Hirazi, thanks for your question. For example, mbPlumage can not only instance feathers, it can also create geometry and deform the feathers ...
by Squizmek
02 Mar 2015, 18:43
Forum: News
Topic: mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

mbPlumage - Feathers for Houdini

http://tools.haybyte.com/images/Shot_with_Icon.png Hi everyone, mbPlumage is a digital asset for feather styling and simulation in SideFX Houdini. A 3-day-trial version is available on orbolt.com and runs on Houdini Apprentice, Indie, and Commercial. You will probably recognize some of the features...
by Squizmek
29 Aug 2014, 00:00
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools Special Deal: 27% OFF
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

mbFeatherTools Special Deal: 27% OFF

Hey folks, I thought I would do everyone here a favor by giving a 27% discount on mbFeatherTools. In case you are worried about support: I'm planning to give support for this plugin for at least 6 more years. Cheers, Michael Buy it here: http://feathertools.michael-buettner.com [media]https://vimeo....
by Squizmek
09 May 2014, 14:38
Forum: ICE
Topic: Instancing in ICE
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Instancing in ICE

2. Yes - replace the Randomize node with a Get->Weightmap. Since a weightmap usually has values from 0.0 to 1.0, you need to map that to the number of objects. Another way (this is a bit more complicated, but worth it if you have more than 2) is to use a muted Envelope. Check out 2:46 of this video:...
by Squizmek
05 May 2014, 16:33
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools 3.2 now for Softimage 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

mbFeatherTools 3.2 now for Softimage 2015

Hi guys and girls, version 3.2 of mbFeatherTools is now available . Softimage 2015 is now supported. The licensing system has been slimmed down and made easier so you can concentrate on your task. Switching seats is now also easier with the use of an environment variable. http://feathertools.michael...
by Squizmek
05 Sep 2013, 12:38
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: 3 new FeatherTools tutorials
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

3 new FeatherTools tutorials

3 new tutorials are now online to help you get the most out of the mbFeatherTools plugin.
  • How to texture feathers using the Texture Map
  • How to texture feathers with Gator
  • How to subdivide a feathered mesh
http://www.michael-buettner.com/?p=194
by Squizmek
27 Oct 2012, 01:50
Forum: ICE Tutorials
Topic: How to texture feathers with Gator
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

How to texture feathers with Gator

Learn how to use Gator to transfer the UVs from a mesh to feathers.
The feathers can then be textured with a single image. If you need to understand every step, please make use of the pause button.

by Squizmek
29 Sep 2012, 11:32
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools 3.0
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: mbFeatherTools 3.0

Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
by Squizmek
26 Sep 2012, 19:53
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools 3.0
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

mbFeatherTools 3.0

Hi all, I'm proud to announce the release of mbFeatherTools 3.0! New Features: - Direction Controls - Perfect grooming within seconds - Collision Constraint during setup - Drive the feather type with the Type Envelope Mesh - Filter the feather type for easy exporting - "Use Live Feather Controls" op...
by Squizmek
06 Jun 2011, 21:52
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools 2.0
Replies: 19
Views: 4418

Re: mbFeatherTools 2.0

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 33.3% DISCOUNT I'd like to inform all fellow xsi users that my plugin 'mbFeatherTools' is now on sale for €160, and the educational version for only €99. Hurry up, because the offer lasts only this month. http://feathertools.michael-buettner.com/ A big thanks to the whole SI com...
by Squizmek
04 Feb 2010, 16:10
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mbFeatherTools 2.0
Replies: 19
Views: 4418

Re: mbFeatherTools 2.0

Version 2.0 is available now. See the first post for more info.