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Wish for Orbolt functionality Feb. 15, 2013, 11:32 a.m.

OK, so I am 90% sure that Alembic and FBX export will not be available for Apprentice. Import yes, export no.

There is a “whois” expression which I will look into. It should allow you to change the output to .bgeo or obj when the user has apprentice, but leave as Alembic for Houdini and HoudiniFX users.

update to follow (probably after the long weekend I'm afraid)

Wish for Orbolt functionality Feb. 15, 2013, 9:57 a.m.

For the moment the answer would probably be

“ Don't default to Alembic or FBX output on a ROP…as they're both unavailable to apprentice users.”

I've been asking around to see if there's a work-around, and I haven't found one so far.

That being said, I will see if there is some sort of condition expression we can set up to handle this case.

e.g. something like “if Houdini is Apprentice, then output .bgeo instead”, or if that's not useful, then maybe we can disable the feature on Apprentice versions where appropriate. Just thinking aloud here. Not sure if it's possible yet, but I'll try to get more info for you.


Happy Valentine's Day 2013 Feb. 14, 2013, 12:26 p.m.

In case you missed the update on our Homepage…there's a hip file, image, and video available 4 U (in case you forgot to buy flowers or chocolate for that special someone).

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