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Import Import Block: what does it mean? Oct. 18, 2020, 7:20 p.m.

Hi guys,
in the Type Properties doc-page we read this:

To import an import block, use the special token importblock, followed by a colon ( : ), followed by the Label of the import block you want to import.

Now I don't know what this means. Of course what I hope that it means is this: once you have specified an import block with op, token, mask and all, you can just import that import block from a higher node and there's no need to ‘Refresh Imports’ on the higher node once you refreshed them on the lower nodes (after having added parms to the node being imported, or having changed the parm-mask on the Import Settings, for example)

But whatever it means, it does not seem to work.
In my sample-hipfile I made a custom import block for a sphere on a ‘sphere’ hda, and on a higher hda called ‘spheres’ I try to ‘import the import settings’, but I get this error:
I tried some variations like this, but nothing worked:
importblock:ImportBlock - Sphere Node
importblock:folder0:ImportBlock - Sphere Node
folder0:importblock:ImportBlock - Sphere Node

Hope someone knows this and can inform me,

Thanks :-)

How to use a texture sequence? Oct. 6, 2020, 11:08 a.m.

Okay thanks, mtucker.

How to use a texture sequence? Oct. 6, 2020, 10:22 a.m.

Yes I get that, but that's why I asked if people saw it update in the viewport.
Implying, perhaps a bit unclearly, that saying ‘it works’, might just mean that people can render it in the USD Render ROP.

For the file: just the example file posted here is a good example. When I download it, change the extension to .hipnc and open it, I don't see the texture animate on time scrub. Also not on my friend's high speed Mac.

The property does change like in my screenshot, and this same texture "$HFS/houdini/pic/butterfly$F.pic" does animate on time-scrub on my uvquickshade sop.

I don't know what's going on, if this viewport update is expected to work, etc,
Thus there may be some variables like Apprentice version, macOS, Solaris being new, it not being a feature yet, but I do not suspect it to come from setup.

Thanks and sorry for my unclear communication,