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Best way in Clarisse to drive colour variation from Houdini

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:27 pm
by lookdev
What should I get out of Houdini for the colour variation between these objects to work (fast) in Clarisse?
I have plenty, like really a huge number of these boxes so I think of using shader layers in Clarisse. But does it make sense to get one material per box to drive the colour variation in Clarisse? or is there a way to get Cd attribute from Houdini into Clarisse and use it to drive the difference.
I'm not interested in the colours in the picture, these are random.

Re: Best way in Clarisse to drive colour variation from Houd

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 pm
by Kramon
well there is many ways how u can do it.. but generally speaking Clarisse reads all atributes from houdini without a problem...

so u can for example make attribute that will u will later use as gradient map variance. this is what i do for leafs usually.

Re: Best way in Clarisse to drive colour variation from Houd

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:12 am
by mdkai
Hey,
if the actual colour is not relevant then a Cd attribute is a waste of data, you simply take a numerator like "random" and place it in the shading network, or take objects IDs or any other IDs, from Houdini or clarisse.
Also there is no need to make a material per box, instead take one parameter and interate whatever is relevant for variation inside one single shader .. like color, spec, coordinates etc..
Lots of options available :)

Cheers
Kai