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Houdini Crowds

Deborah R. Fowler

Houdini Crowds

Posted on Jan 18   2016
Updated Sept 5  2016

On SideFX:

SCAD Student Work:

Houdini 14/15 saw the introduction of crowds. This is a work in progress as we explore ...

TIP: importing mocap fbx files into Houdini

There are some excellent tutorials out there as well as some recent masterclasses:
In particular, the ability to easily import motion capture data into the pipeline is appealing.
Note that Digital Tutors and Cmivfx both have tutorials out there on Houdini Crowds, however the above tutorials are free. I have not seen the Digital Tutors or Cmivfx versions.
Digital Tutors (now Pluralsight)

Here is a very basic test to get you started. More coming soon.

AsideMissing Image - interesting but less useful: Based on the video by "Atom" the following document outlines the steps for importing bvh data into Houdini should you ever need to do this. However this is a step in our experiments we found unnecessary as you can simply import an fbx with motion capture data.