Senior Software Developer for Side Effects Software, Mark Tucker, hosts a masterclass in using Houdini’s material stylesheets.

Houdini’s Material Stylesheets are new in release 15, and offer a really powerful way to apply material overrides when using the Mantra Renderer.

Material Style Sheets provide a powerful and flexible new way to assign Mantra materials and overrides.

Mark offers detailed explanations for how to employ StyleSheets which can describe attributes for a variety of elements including geometry, objects, packed primitives and even crowds.

The Masterclass goes on to cover the use of VEX scripting to automate and procedurally override parameters at render-time, all based on the attributes of geometry.

The Project files can be downloaded for the Masterclass here: