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Floyd Gillis asked

Houdini to Arnold Displacement Node?

Houdini 18.5.672 & Arnold 5.6.3.0 (30-day trial copy)

Assuming I need to pass an image through a "Displacement" node before connecting to "Displacement" on the Material Output.

Cannot find a "Displacement" node. Am I missing something (very) simple?

Thank you.

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Lee Griggs answered

There is an example in the displacement docs.

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Floyd Gillis answered

Hello Lee, thank you for the link.

I've had displacements working fine using the "noise" node.

But, I'm stumped when it comes to using an image node, (ie: megascans displacement), and plugging that into the "displacement" slot of the "Material Output" node.

I'm assuming there's a node (for controlling the displacement values) that must come between the "image" node and the "Material Output".

I must be missing something extremely simple.

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Floyd Gillis answered

Nevermind. Looks like you can (basically) just plug the image node directly into "displacement" on the "Material Output". Not what I was expecting coming from Houdini/Mantra/RedShift.

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