Alejandro Echeverry

Alejandro Echeverry

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Technical Director


Recent Forum Posts

PDG Success July 10, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Hey Chris!

I'm really enjoin PDG in my daily work. it speeds so much my workflow and more important I'm using my workstations in a more efficient way also. I just found that some workflows over-complicate things a little bit, that's why I'm trying to not over-use the hda processor approach; Not always you want to create assets for very simple things, instead I'm using heavily the geometry import and rop geometry output top nodes to import and manipulate geometry; I think both need more options to have a seamlessly experience with the SOP context but in the current state they are still very useful.

I hope that this tech continues to evolve, and more important I really hope it gets even more integrated into Houdini regards methodology.




Collapse multiple work items into a single geometry import? July 9, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

You can use the geometry import TOP node, use the “Upstream Result File” menu option for the “Geometry Source” parameter, then activate “Merge Input Geometry” toggle. Before this, you should partition your incoming work items.

I hope it helps!



Tagging Work Items Results July 3, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Sorry, just noticed I made an error in my previous post! Hopefully you haven't tried it yet. The HScript expression function takes an index, a tag, and a localize flag, so it should actually have been pdginput(0, “file/geo/sphere”, 0).

Yes no problem! I looked at the help to know better the expression's arguments. Its nice to know that there is also an HScript expression for this.