Learn how to setup a Top Geometry SOP to process its input through a compiled SOP network, while wedging the parameters of the network with TOP attributes. This technique can be used in replacement of a SOP For-Loop. One benefit of this approach is that the parameters being varied can be set and analysed independent of the network itself. Also, the network is both compiled and then run in parallel as opposed to sequentially. A limitation is that the nodes used in the network must be compilable, but fortunately most SOP nodes are. A compiled SOP For-Loop set to be multi-threaded will have the same limitations and performance, though users may find this method easier to setup.

This tutorial assumes some familiarity with both SOPs and TOPs. For more information on TOPs, please go to the PDG Learning Path.



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