Richard Costin

Richard Costin

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CG Supervisor
United Kingdom

Senior 3D supervisor | Coffee & TV, London


Recent Forum Posts

Custom .env file at command line launch? July 10, 2019, 5:07 a.m.

Hi all!

Does anyone know how/if you would fire up Houdini from the command line to point to a custom houdini.env file of your own choosing rather than the one in the default path on the current system. I am assuming/hoping that it is just a flag on the end of the command.

Note this is for a windows environment.

Many thanks guys and gals,

Distributed alembic write or alternative? June 6, 2019, 10:37 a.m.

Thanks Sadjad, will keep my ear to the ground on that!

If poss I like to keep everything inside houdini but not always viable!


Distributed alembic write or alternative? May 20, 2019, 5:29 a.m.

Thanks guys, appreciated.

I know we couldn't get them to read in soft or maya, but the arnold proxy loader could work for some scenes where all it needs is to render in place.

I have rendered out .ass files from houdini before that render super quickly in maya/arnold at the expense of a slower export time for some elements, although that can be offloaded to the farm. Really helped out on a super heavy geometry rbd cache.

Oh to simply stay in Houdini…….