Jon Parker

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ggx bsdf function Jan. 16, 2020, 11:07 p.m.

Great to know that CVEX BSDF code will still be supported in Karma. Sometimes just being able to hack something shot specific into a BSDF via VEX is more valuable than absolute performance.

That said, will there be a public API to create custom C++ BSDFs?

How Hscript and Expressions are different? Jan. 5, 2020, 10:57 p.m.

Ah when I say shell, I mean how you would type in a Linux (or Mac) command line terminal.

How Hscript and Expressions are different? Jan. 4, 2020, 3:57 p.m.

I “rediscovered” Hscript a little bit recently when using it to run Houdini in terminal mode instead of Hython. As a shell-like experience I find it nicer than using Python as the syntax is cleaner and easier to type, for example when listing the contents of a network and rendering:

Python:
o = hou.node('/out')
print o.children()
o.node('mantra1').render()


Hscript:
cd /out
ls
render mantra1