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CHOPs (Channel Operators) - Basic Motion Channels

CHOPs, short for 'Channel Operators', are tools for creating and changing channel data. Most everything in Houdini is channel data. For example, the position of a geometry consists of 3 channels parameters: tx, ty, and tz. Audio data is another example of channel data. Even pixels in images have several channels: Red, Green, and Blue. In this video, we provide a first look at CHOPs, by creating a simple, 2 node CHOP network that controls the motion of a sphere.

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