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[Sidefx-houdini-list] advice on a "set shot" workflow inwindows!??!! (WTF)
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 Wed, 26 May '10
You can alias "houdini" to launch a python wrapper that launches Houdini as a subprocess and passes it an environment dict of your choosing. This is better than dirtying your shell, or modifying the houdini.env file. A lot of studios do that with various apps. On 26 May 2010 08:55, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
the dynamic houdini.env file trick probably would mess up when it went to the farm. On 26 May 2010 08:54, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote: > a thought i had was to write over the houdini.env file with some > shot/job launcher. So you just over write the houdini.env at the time > of starting houdini and then you can return it to a generic state a > second after its finished starting houdini. As my system stands now > the houdini.env points to my otls for this job and not much else. My > "shot master" asset sets houdini vars based on the shot that you > choose, when you press the "Set Env Vars" button. That is set when the > shot is first layed out, this seams to work well enough. there is no > 456.py interaction and all scripts are inside assets, its less > featured but it works. > > On 26 May 2010 00:27, Marc Horsfield <march at blackginger.tv> wrote: >> We investigated something like this here since there was, uh.. resistance to >> linux at first, but it seems like all you end up doing is replicating a massive >> amount of functionality that comes for free with the shell. >> And even if you eventually reach that point, you're still a little bit hampered >> by the interface that you've built. Unless, of course, your interface looks >> suspiciously like a shell ;). >> >> Cheers >> Marc >> >> >> Ammon Riley wrote: >> > It's not inconceivable to have a >>> UI where artists can launch their applications/files, and all the environment >>> stuff is initialized on the click, rather than leaving a shell open -- in fact, >>> this is how Temerity's pipeline works. >>> >>> Cheers, >>> Ammon >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list >>> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com >>> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list >>> >> _______________________________________________ >> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list >> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com >> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list >> > _______________________________________________ Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list-- ======================================= Andrew D Lyons | Digital Artist | http://www.tstex.com =======================================