Defeat. While seems to be possible to avoid 2d array by mentioned unpleasant setup, problem is that array of transforms (the one you built directly in your canvas example, d1 ... d2...), when coming via Alembic, it is completely unrelated to arrays of envelope indices created by SI. And I don't see usable way to bake out this one into mesh, simply because it does not belongs to mesh. Which is expectable, as array of transforms in SI is sorted by SI group (afaik). While Alembic (afaik) don't know for let's call it complete enveloping construction (won't keep related arrays in sync). So in best case of Alembic and mentioned setup, there's need for remapping the array of transforms, and filtering the local arrays too (could be one, two, three or more transforms assigned to point). Too much of workarounds, for my taste -at least in only possible way for me, which is FBX from SI to Houdini, Alembic from H to FE (maybe some part is left on the road).anhungxadieu wrote:wait to see it!Mathaeus wrote:I'll try to do working example this weekend, should be a good exercise for something else close to that, where I'm personally interested. So, expect the victory or.... admittance of defeat.
FBX is looking as much better choice for getting the all that envelope elements in FE, as it supports enveloping for decades. But, now I'll need to figure out the FBX IO stuff in FE.