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[Sidefx-houdini-list] Should one IFD be able to be rendered cross platform? windows / mac
Monday, 25 October 2010 Mon, 25 Oct '10
i can do all my paths with in Houdini as forward slashes on windows boxes and its happy.. i can even mix and mach slashes and things will still work, if i want to make trouble for my self if i ever want to pass that string with python. But it is a testament for how much Houdini doesn't mind the backslash. Unless it is an environment variable like $HSITE then you need forward slashes. As a rule if you stick to '/' for all paths houdini will sort it out even a UNC path like //server/projects/ works and on a niX machine if you have a folder called /server in the root and you simlink the projects folder into it you can work across mac, linux and windows boxes. Now i just have to write a submit to rush tool. as the mac farm uses a different render manager. On 25 October 2010 15:46, Georg Duemlein <rdg at preset.de> wrote:
Nice one. I didn't know that Windows itself can handle / and \ as directory seperators. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_(computing) "Contrary to popular belief, the Windows system API accepts forward slash, and thus all the above Unix examples should work." On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:30:27 -0700, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote: >> Can you not use UNC paths? > YES! > the I.T. guy will make a symbolic link in the root on the mac boxes to > match the UNC path and with all slashes set to UNIX style / an ifd > will render properly on windows and mac and presumable Linux boxes > too. > > On 21 October 2010 15:12, Robert D.M. Smith <robert.dm.smith at gmail.com> > wrote: >> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Can i create an IFD on a windows box that will be able to render on >>> both windows and mac using environment variable like $JOB inside the >>> IFD with $JOB being set one way for windows and another for the mac >>> boxes then the IFD? >>> >>> Or are the paths always collapsed into one path when the IFD is made >>> and it will only work on one platform so deal with it? >>> >>> I expect Dealing with it ?may be Python filtering the IFD's to replace >>> all "X:/Projects' with "/Volumes/Projects"..... is that the answer? >>> >> >> Can you not use UNC paths? >> >> -- >> ? Rob >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 -- Georg Duemlein +1 604 726 4230 701-1833 Frances Street Vancouver, BC V5L 1Z8 _______________________________________________ Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list