Craig Tonks


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Recent Forum Posts

Hqueue - Understanding Child Jobs order June 3, 2019, 9:28 a.m.


I'm trying to set off file caches that are quite heavy and as such looking at splitting it into jobs. However i cant figure how to make sure it respects order and dependency?

If i have 2 streams of geo rops each ending in a hqueue sim node each, plugged into a merge then a last hqueue sim node i get the correct looking network on Hqueue:
> Child1
> Child2

However its running to process both the children at the same time and failing.

I also tried with everything in a single tree but that seems very suspect too. Is there something i'm missing? Or a better way of Managing this?



HQueue and more detailed progress log? June 3, 2019, 5:08 a.m.


Before i start fiddling too much - has anyone done much work with Hqueue processing lots of geometry rops? I'm looking for the best way to get verbose progress through the log and cant see anything out of the box to do this?

I guess ideal would be something like using the pre / post frame scripts to spit

Node - Frame

into the log for example. Would that be the best approach / is it more complicated?

Edit: i just noticed some python code i was spitting out for debugging at sop level is going in anyway so i can even do that!



Filtering highest file / folder version May 27, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

This is a great start Chris! So what i'm trying to do is that, butttt combined with partitioning by shot.

I've re-attached the file and added in a basic example of the work items having a “shot” string attribute - so we've hypothetically found all versions in these shots and want to chuck out all but the highest