CHOPs Tricks

Channel Operators, or CHOPs, are the unsung heroes of Houdini. With these tools, you can modify the timing of animation without changing the shape or having to reanimate. You can distort geometry. You can combine curves to make new curves, and then turn those curves into positions in space, or rotation values, or anything you like. Not to mention the uses involving midi input and/ or output, real-time gesture capture, and other more esoteric results.

A little time spent understanding CHOPs will be paid back many times with quick solutions to what would otherwise be difficult, time-consuming, or impossible problems. You should definitely spend some more time looking through the help examples of this very powerful editor. ...

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