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by Chris_TC
10 Mar 2014, 19:42
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Scale factor for a city scene
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: Scale factor for a city scene

Hi, has any one had experience building a city block or scene and could tell me the best scale factor ? We build cities, and the scale factor I use is 1 unit = 1 meter. Our biggest project is around 5 kilometers by 3 kilometers, and there are no problems even with small elements, such as 1 cm thick...
by Chris_TC
05 Mar 2014, 18:47
Forum: ICE
Topic: Ice Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Ice Advice

I've already watched some Houdini content, and as an ICE user I feel quite at home. Of course Houdini goes way farther than ICE in that everything inside the application seems to be nodal. I double-clicked on a standard spotlight, and it seemed to be entirely made up of nodes, including the icon tha...
by Chris_TC
04 Mar 2014, 19:24
Forum: News
Topic: Autodesk retires Softimage
Replies: 341
Views: 71775

Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Nah not your fault guys. Stick around here and watch us learning Modo and Houdini. http://i.imgur.com/B9HEjqJ.jpg To me, one of the things, of the everyday workflow I love in Softimage is the L M R buttons to move, rotate, scale an object or component. This alone is a huge time (and stress) saver. ...
by Chris_TC
03 Mar 2014, 21:50
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: non-AD Character Animation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: non-AD Character Animation?

Pooby wrote:Whats going on? Have Eric and LucEric swapped brains?
:)) :)) :)) Hahaha, that was hilarious, thank you!
by Chris_TC
28 Feb 2014, 23:12
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What if Softimage died?
Replies: 746
Views: 74482

Re: What if Softimage died?

Why is everybody so sure that death of SI is about to happen? Has something been made official? There's talk about it all over the mailing list as well, but I can't seem to find the source. I switched to Houdini 2 years ago. I would recommend going there plus using another app (keep XSI) if you are ...
by Chris_TC
26 Feb 2014, 22:01
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What if Softimage died?
Replies: 746
Views: 74482

Re: What if Softimage died?

I very, very ,very much dislike c4d. I love houdini and SI, and I use maya - cause well, if you wanna get hired... But I've been paid substantially more $$$ using c4d than any other dcc. Using a piece of software whose workflow I despise is something I might put up with for one or two weeks. But no...
by Chris_TC
25 Feb 2014, 21:00
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: face replacement, how to?
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: face replacement, how to?

You will need tracking software and compositing software. For best results I'd also add 3d software (even though most compositing apps have 3d features as well). Quick steps: Step 1: You track the face that needs replacement and export the track to your 3d application. Step 2: In your 3d application...
by Chris_TC
08 Jan 2014, 10:11
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Pinching on a SubD model
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Pinching on a SubD model

You'll want to add one or more edgeloops close to the hole and tweak it until the surface looks smooth enough.

Edit: Where I drew an intersection of 6 yellow edges, you may instead want to insert two vertices, not one, so that you end up with two intersections of 4 edges.
by Chris_TC
25 Dec 2013, 19:12
Forum: ICE
Topic: Hitting a wall: Sort Sets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Re: Hitting a wall: Sort Sets?

there should at least be a way to call the Select Subarray in a per-polygon context. Just to explain a little more. I would build an array of random polygon indexes, e.g.: 5,2,3,0,4,1 Then I'd do Get self.PolygonIndex -> Find in Array For example, polygon number 0 would find itself at index 3 in th...
by Chris_TC
25 Dec 2013, 19:01
Forum: ICE
Topic: Hitting a wall: Sort Sets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Re: Hitting a wall: Sort Sets?

- To access n element you alway have to make a sum first of 0 to n elements. Don't know the big O notation here, but I wonder if that won't slow one down when dealing with thousands of polygons. From what I recall the speed is excellent even on huge meshes. Unfortunately I don't have access to Soft...
by Chris_TC
18 Dec 2013, 16:07
Forum: ICE
Topic: Hitting a wall: Sort Sets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Re: Hitting a wall: Sort Sets?

I'm almost 100% sure this can be done without a Repeat node because I've built something similar before. To figure out which part of the Polygonal Description you need to read, you can use multiple Select SubArray in Array nodes. Quick example without having tried it: ARRAY A: 0,5,4,-2,3,9,8,12,-2,1...
by Chris_TC
18 Dec 2013, 15:42
Forum: ICE
Topic: 4k Monitors and ICE
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: 4k Monitors and ICE

Letterbox wrote:it's just one of those cases I need to see all the numbers.
Use a Log Values node?
by Chris_TC
05 Oct 2013, 14:02
Forum: ICE
Topic: Generate sample set, pointcloud, read positions over time
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Generate sample set, pointcloud, read positions over time

Can you explain the setup in more detail? You have one simulated pointcloud(1) with e.g. 1,000 particles. And you have another pointcloud(2) with e.g. 100 particles. Now you want to add 1,000 particles to pointcloud(2) and have them match the positions from pointcloud(1), is that right? If this is r...
by Chris_TC
04 Oct 2013, 09:47
Forum: ICE
Topic: Generate sample set, pointcloud, read positions over time
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Generate sample set, pointcloud, read positions over time

I'm not entirely sure whether I understand what you're doing. Is this what you want?
Get Pointcloud1.PointPosition -> Switch Context -> Set self.PointPosition
by Chris_TC
26 Sep 2013, 20:15
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Handling of massive amounts of objects
Replies: 19
Views: 2118

Re: Handling of massive amounts of objects

Also, the softimage code is newer than maya and (much) newer than max, but struggles with larger number of objects, possibly because we focused on structures to support operator stacks, property inheritances (which is used visibility, materials, etc), and other architectural goodies, which are not ...
by Chris_TC
23 Sep 2013, 16:47
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What if Softimage died?
Replies: 746
Views: 74482

Re: What if Softimage died?

I'd keep using it for another 2 years or so, then probably go Houdini+Modo or something.