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Scripting - Fabric Engine
show user profile  9krausec
Over the past year I've been getting into Python a lot for building custom tools. Nothing too serious, but I find great value in being able to have programming knowledge geared towards 3D.

I've been watching Fabric Engine and wanted to know if anyone on here has any experience with it? If so, how would you review your experience? Is it something as great and limitless as their own promotion content would suggest? Worth while?

Thanks for any insight.

Edit: Yes, I do see that there is an evaluation license. I will be checking it out for myself, but I wanted to hear from first hand experience before I dedicate any time into it.

Additional Edit: Seems to be in theory along the lines of Houdini Engine, but less for FX. Almost like a baller version of the MCG toolkit for 3ds max that allows for "smart" assets to be transferred between supported animation softwares. Also impressed at the viewport performance gained.

Interesting, but I think it's a bit to niche to learn just because. Just my ramblings.

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4/27/2016 4:16:24 PM (last edit: 4/27/2016 6:48:45 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Ive used it a fair amount and it's really good - standalone ICE!

But since then I've used houdini a bit and basically have no need for it... which is a shame.

I doubt our whole office would switch to houdini though so it might still be worth keeping an eye on.

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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4/27/2016 9:42:50 PM (last edit: 4/27/2016 9:42:50 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Thank you for your input Reeves. Need to study Nuke and Arnold, but promptly after those two I am going to painfully teach myself Houdini.

With Houdini engine into Maya it seems like such a powerful tool to have operational knowledge of. I might post some Houdini questions here in the further reaching future now that I know you use it.

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4/27/2016 10:27:44 PM (last edit: 4/27/2016 10:27:44 PM)
show user profile  donvella
9k, if you are interested in getting your feet wet with houdini, send me an email and ill get you on the houdinipro list. Its invaluable for getting through the initial uphill climb.

jmdvella at gmail

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4/28/2016 12:32:55 AM (last edit: 4/28/2016 12:32:55 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Well, it's a programming language, of course it's capable to do anything. Remember, your processor doesn't know to do anything else but summation. At least, that's what they taught for us back in the day.
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4/28/2016 12:34:33 AM (last edit: 4/28/2016 12:34:33 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
@Donvella - I sent you an email this morning about getting on the list. If you didn't see it come up in your inbox let me know (not hassling ya, just want to make sure you got it). Thanks.

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4/28/2016 10:07:37 PM (last edit: 4/28/2016 10:07:37 PM)
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