[Sidefx-houdini-list] Custom Expression's calling external language (python/perl)

Rob Pieké pieke at coredp.com
Thu Oct 13 10:58:49 EDT 2005


Will this work?
-> echo `system( python myScript.py myArgs )`

> Is there a way to call python/perl for string manipulation when writing 
> custom expressions?
> 
> I'd like to make a custom expression to do some string hacking in python 
> and then return that hacked string to houdini. I'd like to call this 
> expression anywhere in houdini that accepts strings.
> 
> Example for textport:
> ->echo `myWickedExpression("sourceString")`
> ->Returned Python altered string
> 
> Cheers,
> 




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