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Render Houdini Particles with Blender CyclesX via Geometry Nodes


tnsor writes:

Transferring data between DCCs is a cumbersome but necessary task. Particles are not yet supported via nodes inside of Blender for example and usually come in from somewhere else. In this tutorial Manuel shows you how to create a surface flow particle effect inside of SideFX Houdini and then import the particles to Blender for rendering. Instead of bringing in the geometry, which is straightforward using alembic, here we import the particles themselves with attributes. This yields a lot of flexibility inside of Blender as we end up with a procedural particle effect that can be further altered. The first part of the tutorial deals with creating the particles in Houdini, the second part explains how to recreate the attributes inside of Blender with Geometry Nodes.

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