Quickie: Exporting Geo From Houdini

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It just occured to me that in the following tutorials I’ve omitted one thing which is kinda important: How to get your creations out of Houdini and into another program. The easiest way that works in any version of Houdini is the right-click/save geo technique. In Houdini Apprentice you won’t be able to export geo sequences though – just single meshes. The technique goes something like this:

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Right click on the node whose geo you’d like to export and select /save/geometry

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Click on that funky icon to select where to savce your geo

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Type in the name you like. Add a file suffix. Houdini will automatically export to the given format depending on that suffix. For alembic use .abc, for an OBJ use .obj

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Click on “Accept” to export your geo. You can now import that file into any other software you like.

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