Doug Richardson: Notes and Blog

Notes

  • Houdini

    Notes on SideFX Houdini, HoudiniEngine, and HoudiniEngine for Unreal Engine 4.

Blog

  • 2019-10-18
    Houdini HDA Embedded Asset Files

    I posted a video tutorial that shows you how to embed assets into a Houdini Digital Asset (HDA). The example uses Open Street Map data to generate a heightfield that can be imported into Unreal Engine 4 to create a landscape.

  • 2019-08-11
    Houdini Scattered Primitives to Unreal Engine 4 Foliage

    I posted a video tutorial about using Houdini scattered primitives to create foliage in UE4.

  • 2019-03-16
    Unreal Build Tool Notes

    This post contains information about Unreal Build Tool, the Unreal Engine 4 build system. Most of the information you need to know can be found in the links below to Epic’s official documentation. The notes here shed light on aspects that are less documented.

  • 2019-03-05
    Houdini Heightfield to Unreal Engine 4 Landscape

    I posted a video tutorial about using Houdini Heightfields with Unreal Engine 4 including:

  • 2018-08-03
    Fail Fast Bash Scripting

    Fail-fast code makes errors apparent and therefore easier to fix. Bash’s set builtin has a few options to help you write fail-fast scripts.

  • 2016-04-18
    Wrapping Counters

    I recently was using wrapping counters to implement a circular buffer. While doing this, I found a doc on circular buffers in the Linux kernel which stated:

  • 2016-02-03
    Measuring Microwave Oven Wi-Fi Interference

    When my microwave oven is turned on my Wi-Fi performance sometimes suffers.

  • 2016-02-03
    Integer Overflows

    The behavior of integer overflow for arithmetic operations varies across languages and, in the case of C, between C compilers.

  • 2016-01-23
    Go Memory Management

    All computing environments must deal with memory management. This article discusses some memory management concepts used by the Go programming language. This article is written for programmers familiar with basic memory management concepts but unfamiliar with Go memory management in particular.

  • 2016-01-10
    Introduction to Modern Cryptography: Exercise 1.1

    Exercise 1.1 from Introduction to Modern Cryptography, 2nd Edition:

  • 2016-01-05
    Cryptography Engineering: Exercise 3.7

    Exercise 3.7 from Cryptography Engineering:

  • 2012-11-18
    Panasonic VP-5740P 100 MHz Digital Oscilloscope Tutorial

    If you’re one of the 5 people who own a Panasonic VP-5740P 100 MHz Digital Oscilloscope but have no manual, I posted a video tutorial for your scoping enjoyment.