Matt Chaput


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(Novice Q.) 16.5 has removed the 'For Each Subnetwork', what should I use instead? Jan. 2, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Hi, sorry that bit in the What's New is missing more information and a link, it slipped through the cracks.

To see the “modern” way to do looping, check out []

Node Help button question - can you link to external website, or add to the path that Houdini is using to look for the help files July 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

1. Right click an instance of the asset and choose Type Properties.
2. Click the Help tab.
3. At the bottom turn on Use this URL and enter the URL you want the help button to link to.

Parsing a keyframe from a string in Python June 1, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Parsing a string like this isn't as easy as you might think. Especially given that:

* It doesn't have a very regular structure (mostly attributes in the form x=y, but also free-floating keywords like “in” and “out” where it isn't clear how they should be interpreted).

* It has quoted strings that would need to be parsed specially if they allow quoting inside.

It's definitely not a quick answer… you'd need to write a parser or else learn how to use a Python parsing library.

IMHO the best bet would be for you to generate the string as JSON instead of as a custom one-off format. That would make writing the info out and reading it back in trivial.