Generate Static Work Items
Generates static work items in all nodes in the TOP network. None of the work items will be cooked, and dynamic nodes will do nothing.
You can add cook controls for any TOP network to any node. For more information, see Adding TOP network cook controls to any node.
Save Task Graph
Saves the state of all work items to an external file, which can then be restored using the Load Task Graph button. The task graph is saved to the path specified by the Task Graph File parameter.
Load Task Graph
Dirties the network and loads the task graph file in the Task Graph File parameter.
Auto Save Rate
When on, TOPs save the task graph to disk at regular intervals. The save rate is specified in seconds.
Default TOP Scheduler
Specifies the default scheduler node that is used by all TOP nodes, unless the TOP node has its own scheduler override.
On Node Recook
Determines what happens to work items when a node is recooked after it has been modified. By default, PDG regenerates work items in the node, which then updates their attribute values to match parameters and invalidates existing output caches.
Update Work Items and Invalidate Caches
The default behavior. When a TOP node recooks, its work items are updated to match the parameters on the node. Work items that are modified in the process also have their output files invalidated.
Update Work Items Only
Attributes on work items are updated to match the parameters on the node, but output cache files are not invalidated.
Nodes are not automatically recooked. Work items are left as-is unless the node is explicitly dirtied.
Determines what time value is used when evaluating parameters in the TOP network without an active work item. If a parameter is evaluated against a particular work item, the work item’s frame will always determines the parameter’s evaluation time.
Network Cook Time
Parameters are evaluated using the time value that was set when the TOP network first began to cook. Changes to the current time while the network is cooking will not affect parameter evaluation.
Global Start Time
Parameters are evaluated using the global start frame/time value, regardless of the current evaluation time.
Parameters are evaluated at the custom time value specified in the Custom Time parameter.
Specifies the time value to use when evaluating parameters in the TOP network without an active work item.
This parameter is only available when Evaluation Time is set to Custom.