TD Essentials: Parallel Transport

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CCurve framing is important for a lot of things, like trajectories, creating geometry from curves or aligning copied geometry to curves. In this tutorial Manuel implements the parallel transport algorithm that transports an initial normal vector along a curve to create a smoothly varying frame. But be warned. This video is very VEX heavy.

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to read a scientific paper and translate it’s content to Houdini.

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  1. Jason Iversen says

    Very nice…. you might also mention the slideframe() VEX builtin.

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