Houdini Plugins

I developed the following plugins for Houdini 17.x to aid my research in soft tissue simulation. I plan to open source these tools at some point. But for the time being the binaries are here for those that need them.

Installation

The following instructions explain how to install Houdini plugins on various platforms.

Linux

After downloading the appropriate plugin binary, simply drop it into your ~/houdini17.5/dso folder. To make sure that Houdini sees the plugins, create a symlink to the versioned library with

ln -s ~/houdini17.5/dso/vtkio.so.0.1.0 ~/houdini17.x/dso/vtkio.so

where vtkio.so.0.1.0 should be substituted with one of the dynamic libraries provided below.

macOS

These instructions are similar to what is done on Linux.

After downloading the appropriate plugin binary, simply drop it into your ~/Library/Preferences/houdini/17.5/dso folder. To make sure that Houdini sees the plugins, create a symlink to the versioned library with

ln -s ~/Library/Preferences/houdini/17.5/dso/vtkio.0.1.0.dylib ~/Library/Preferences/houdini/17.5/dso/vtkio.dylib

where vtkio.0.1.0.dylib should be substituted with one of the dynamic libraries provided below.

VTK I/O

This plugin allows one to import and export Legacy VTK files (in binary format). These files have support for primitive and point attributes in polygonal or tetrahedral meshes.

Build Version Download Link
Linux x86 64bit version 0.1.0 for Houdini 17.5 vtkio.so.0.1.0
macOS x86 64bit version 0.1.0 for Houdini 17.5 vtkio.0.1.0.dylib

Implicits SOP

Implicits is a SOP that computes various types of implicit surfaces. The current implementation takes a collection of points (for example on a grid) on the first input and another polygon mesh on the second input, and computes an implicit function on the points in the first input representing the mesh provided by the second input. The supported implicit functions include Hermite Radial Basis Functions and Moving Least Squares Surfaces. Actual documentation is warranted, and is planned to be released with the code.

Build Version Download Link
Linux x86 64bit dynamic library version 0.1.1 sop_implicits.so.0.1.1