Rob Pieke

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Multiple Cache LOPs? Sept. 15, 2021, 8:11 a.m.

Hey Tim,

The Cache LOP doesn't do anything magical in terms of walking up the graph. Cache #2 in your example will use whatever Cache #1 (and everything that follows) produced.

- Rob

Share Protoype source across multiple Instancers? Aug. 18, 2021, 3:41 a.m.

Tim Crowson
Thanks Rob! Is that RFE in active development? And if so would that be the sort of thing to make it's way back into 18.5?

Hi Tim!

It is not currently active, no. There are a small cluster of instancer-related RFEs I've been collecting, but it's realistically not going to be an area of focus for at least the next few months.

And it's too early to comment on backporting, sorry.

I apologise that all I have to offer at this point is "this is not a crazy request, and it's on our radar".

- Rob

Share Protoype source across multiple Instancers? Aug. 17, 2021, 8:32 a.m.

Hi all!

There is an existing RFE for this workflow (i.e., "external"/"shared" prototypes).

One thing to be aware of, if you set it up manually, is the visibility of the prototypes. When the prototypes exist as a child of the instancer, they will not show up in the viewport/render (i.e., only the instances show up). If you have an arbitrary location in your scenegraph, you'll need to explicitly make a parent of the prototypes invisible if you don't want them showing up.

- Rob