First post, new into Houdini but not pipelines(python and c# etc).
I seem to be joining the ranks of baffled people on FBX Export and PDG. I have spent a fair amount of time looking over all the existing assistance but I'm still missing something here that is probably painfully obvious.
Here's my situation.
I have lots of fbx models that I need to strip vert colors from (and do other things too)and then re-export the data back to fbx after processing.
I have the pdg pipe that handles source control, does some python things, pulls models into workItems and an hda that takes each workItem in, does the intended work and then writes out the processed workItem. I can check the bgeo.sc that's produced and the work is done as expected, great!
The next step falls down for me and this is where I'm fundamentally missing something that appears to be Houdini centric that others also struggle with as they set out.
My steps are too, add "ROP FBX Output TOP" and give it the Output File with Export set too /obj/*(in the belief this would export everything from the workItem under obj, basically my model and its hierarchy that I see when I import the temp bgeo. This results in empty fbx's the issue clearly being the what to Export.
Some assistance and knowledge on how to get the data in the processed workItems exported out again would be greatly appreciated and maybe fill in the gap in understanding I have here.