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SOP to CHOP

Summary

The SOP to CHOP uses a geometry object to choose a SOP from which the channels will be created. The channels are created from the point attributes of a SOP, such as the X, Y and Z of the point position.

From the SOP you can select a subset of the points using Point Groups. The set of attributes that are converted to channels are chosen using the names of the attributes seen on the Info popup of SOP tiles (middle mouse click on a SOP in a SOP network pane).

For data going the opposite direction, see the Channel SOP.

Note: This CHOP works in tandem with the Channel SOP. Point data is modified in CHOPs as regular channel data (samples) and then fed back to geometry as point attributes through the Channel SOP.

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Parameters - SOP to CHOP Page

SOP sop - Specifies which Object / SOP contains the geometry you want to fetch.  

Group group - Only points within the specified group are Fetched. If blank, all points are fetched.  

Position position - When On will retrieve the position attributes (P) from the SOP and create channels tx, ty, tz.  

Color RGB colorrgb - When On will retrieve the RGB color attributes (Cd0, Cd1, Cd2) from the SOP and create channels cr, cg, cb.  

Color Alpha coloralpha - When On will retrieve the Alpha color attribute (Cd4) from the SOP and create channel alpha.  

Normal normal - When On will retrieve the Normal attributes (N) from the SOP and create channels nx, ny, nz.  

Texture UV textureuv - When On will retrieve the UV texture attributes (uv0, uv1) from the SOP and create channels u and v.  

Texture W texturew - When On will retrieve the W texture attribute (uv2) from the SOP and create channel w.  

Point Index pointindex - Turn On to output the point index of each point in the SOP in a channel called index.  

Normal Position XYZ normpos - Turn On  

Custom custom - Turn On to access any attributes in the SOP including Custom Attributes by using the two parameters below.  

Attribute Scope attribscope - This selects the custom attributes of the SOP to acquire.

You can use any attribute. If you look at the SOP's info by middle-mouse clicking on the SOP and there are other attributes, you can specify them. For example "pscale" will the particel scale attribute if it exists.

See Attributes for a complete list of attributes.  

Rename Scope renamescope - This parameter matches each channel acquired in the Attribute Scope. There must be one name per attribute value. By default, it translates the P attribute (position of the point) to tx, ty and tz channels. You can use Pattern Matching to specify multiple channels.  

Transform Object transobj - If a transform object is specified, the point values will be represented relative to that object's origin and rotation.  

Sample Rate rate - The sample rate of the channels, in samples per second.  


Parameters - Common Page

Time Slice timeslice - Turning this on forces the channels to be "Time Sliced". A Time Slice is the time between the last cook frame and the current cook frame.  

Scope scope - To determine which channels get affected, some CHOPs use a Scope string on the Common page.  

Sample Rate Match srselect - - Handle cases where multiple input CHOPs' sample rates are different. When Resampling occurs, the curves are interpolated according to the Interpolation Method Option, or "Linear" if the Interpolate Options are not available.

  • Resample At First Input's Rate first - Use rate of first input to resample others.
  • Resample At Maximum Rate max - Resample to the highest sample rate.
  • Resample At Minimum Rate min - Resample to the lowest sample rate.
  • Error If Rates Differ err - Doesn't accept conflicting sample rates.

Export Method exportmethod - - This will determine how to connect the CHOP channel to the parameter. Refer to the Export article for more information.

  • DAT Table by Index datindex - Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the index of the channel in the CHOP.
  • DAT Table by Name datname - Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the name of the channel in the CHOP.
  • Channel Name is Path:Parameter autoname - The channel is the full destination of where to export to, such has geo1/transform1:tx.

Export Root autoexportroot - This path points to the root node where all of the paths that exporting by Channel Name is Path:Parameter are relative to.  

Export Table exporttable - The DAT used to hold the export information when using the DAT Table Export Methods (See above).  

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