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How to animate no animatables attributes with graphs.

There are some attributes in RealFlow that cannot be animate, for instance, all the ones start with a @blablabla.

You can create a py script or use some graphs nodes in conjunction with py code.

This graph is really simple, it use a null object in the scene to transfer the animated channels to the non animatables channels or attributes from other nodes in the scene.

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This is a workaround for the SetParameterNode that is not working properly in the actual version.

This graph should be pluged to the FramePre o StepPre folders in the Simulation Flow panel. For setting the inputs you need to select the “Edit Graph input parameters” button and a dialogue box appear to set the nodes and params.

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This is the animation curve will be applied to the non animatable attribute.

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Thanks to NextLimit Team for the help.

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September 5, 2014 Posted by | Graph, Python, Scripting | Leave a comment

GRAPH: ID description for ExportResources

These are some id descriptions for export resources.

You can use this graph for printing other export resource nodes in the scene, you only need to change the first node in the Batch Graph.

HYDomains
DescriptionID: Fields cache (.gfc) is ID 1
DescriptionID: Particles (.pxy) is ID 2
DescriptionID: Displacement texture (*) is ID 3
DescriptionID: Particles cache -Alembic- (.abc) is ID 4
DescriptionID: Particles -Krakatoa- (.prt) is ID 5
DescriptionID: Particles (.bin) is ID 6
DescriptionID: Vorticity texture (.exr) is ID 7
DescriptionID: Velocity texture (.exr) is ID 8
DescriptionID: Fields cache -Field3D- (.f3d) is ID 13
DescriptionID: Particles cache (.rpc) is ID 14
DescriptionID: Fields cache -OpenVDB- (.vdb) is ID 15
DescriptionID: Particles cache -Arnold- (.ass) is ID 16

HYEmitters
DescriptionID: Particles cache -Arnold- (.ass) is ID 0
DescriptionID: Particle cache (.bin) is ID 1
DescriptionID: Particle cache (.bin) is ID 2
DescriptionID: Particle sequence (.pd) is ID 3
DescriptionID: Particle sequence (.asc) is ID 4
DescriptionID: Particle sequence (.pdc) is ID 5
DescriptionID: Krakatoa Particle File Format (.prt) is ID 6

StandarEmitter
DescriptionID: Arnold Scene Source (.ass) is ID 0
DescriptionID: Particle cache (.bin) is ID 1
DescriptionID: Particle proxy (.pxy) is ID 2
DescriptionID: Particle sequence (.pd) is ID 3
DescriptionID: Particle sequence (.asc) is ID 4
DescriptionID: Particle sequence (.pdc) is ID 5
DescriptionID: Krakatoa Particle File Format (.prt) is ID 6
DescriptionID: Alembic sequence (.abc) is ID 7
DescriptionID: Alembic sequence (.abc) is ID 8
DescriptionID: Arnold Scene Source (.ass) is ID 9

August 29, 2014 Posted by | Graph | | Leave a comment

Graph: Print Parameters info

icon-tool-particle-tooltipIt is time to play with graphs in RealFlow.

I begin with a simple graph which can be useful to get particle channels and types.

 

August 28, 2014 Posted by | Graph | | Leave a comment