Please add a VDB writer
From a user (Chris G.) VDB is an export standard which Houdini can read in.
Export of .geo format data only works for polygons. What we want to do is export volumetric data in VDB format so that we can perform volumetric post-processing in Houdini. There is a package called Redshift which allows you to perform volumetric rendering of VDB data in Houdini using the GPU. Render times per frame have been shown to go down from 1 hour to 2 minutes.
From my perspective, this is a pretty big WOW.
So, my questions:
Does it make sense to add this writer into ParaView? How hard would it be? Can we get it in for the 5.7 release?
Reply from Utkarsh:
It’s doable for sure. We’d need a bit more exhaustive investigation to see how complicated it could be, but shouldn’t be too hard esp. if we can start with a small set of use-cases to support in the first pass.