Clayton Krause


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Reading Unicode OBJ File Oct. 15, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Edit: Looks like no unicode support for Houdini on Windows -
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Hey all, having some issues reading in a file of the following path (windows machine) -


Changing the name of the file to “abc.obj” fixes the issue, but it's important that the name of the obj stays the same (with the non-ascii symbols). I've tried using expressions with an escaped ascii string representing the file, then decoding it, but that didn't work.

Any suggestions on how to work with unicode filenames with Houdini in this context?

Thank you,

TOPs HDA Processor - only 12 concurrent work_items? Oct. 5, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Aduh… HDA Processor requires one thread per process. I had the local schedule set to 1/4 total processors. 24 cores 1/4 of 48 is 12… Got confused as the Python Script TOP seemed was exceeding 12 concurrent processes with the setting in the local schedule set to 1/4. Ignore this.

TOPs HDA Processor - only 12 concurrent work_items? Oct. 5, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

It seems as if my HDA Processor is capping at 12 concurrent work_items while other TOPs nodes are capping at 47 work items. Doubtful it's capping due to resource limitations as it's a lighter HDA process.

Anyone know how to make the HDA Processor allow for more concurrent work_item processing or is this normal?