mtucker Yeah, that's the “current” node, which may or may not also be “selected”. Maybe just making the color more different from the “selected” color would be enough. In the old network editor I think “current” was white?
Hi Marc, I hope I'm not bumping the thread needlessly, as I consider this to be bordering on the trivial. I don't remember the color prior to 16, but perhaps choosing a color that's further away on the spectrum from yellow/pink would be a better choice. An olive green maybe? Again, feel free to ignore this suggestion, as I said earlier, there are bigger fish to fry.
Houdini is going to look in any config/NodeShapes folders that exists in the HOUDINI_PATH so you shouldn't be pointing your HOUDINI_PATH explicitly to a directory containing those shapes.
Also, if that's where your shapes are then you shouldn't need to set the HOUDINI_PATH at all to have them found since $HOME/houdiniX.Y is going to be in your HOUDINI_PATH already.
I've found that attempting to explicitly override the default shape definitions does not work well/at all because it seems that Houdini handles shapes in a last is best manner so if you have your shape named “foo” before a shape named “foo” in $HFS then it will see yours, but then see the HFS one and use that instead
Edited by graham - 2017年5月3日 14:28:52
Graham Thompson, Pipeline Supervisor @ Digital Domain
Since we were also looking for a way to create custom node shapes for our own workflow, we came up with a tool (thanks to the valuable input from this thread) that lets you convert your curves into the required JSON format. The scenefile (along with an explanation of how to use it) can be found here: https://vimeo.com/221182957 [vimeo.com]
If you just quickly want to create the JSON file, download the scenefile and watch the first minute. The rest explains how we set up the file itself.
To make things even easier, we created an HDA out of the whole setup that even writes the JSON file for you. The setup is pretty straightforward: plugin the curves as shown below (merge the flags using the “Custom Node Shape: Flags” SOP) and hit “Save”.