[Sidefx-houdini-list] little problem about Compositing tutorial on sidefx

Jean-Claude Nouchy jclaude at mimgfx.com
Thu Jan 19 12:07:47 EST 2006


I'm right now on the almost last step ... which is the ambient occlusion 
pass.

the "problem" is.. (and i found that aint a problem but something just 
strange) .. all render nodes usually popups the Mantra render status 
like all we do know.. ok..

while rendering the occlusion pass... the Mantra rendering (and console 
here cause i use verbose usually) popups.. but then after it finishes 
the cook it goes away and i can go back to houdini...

at first i thought "wtf.. it cant be so fast.." . in fact the image 
wasnt loading into COPs.. after few others tries (after tricking the 
parameters i thought was wrong).. same result.. but the machine went 
almost unusable.. task manager.. et voilat'.. mantra was there still 
sucking CPU  .... then I did the render from the viewport instead (the 
render button) .. and i noticed that .. its actually rendering.. but why 
the Mantra render windows goes away while Mantra is still rendering 
instead?...

hope this is clear.. dunno if its a bug... or a strange behavior.. but 
apparently the only way to know when rendering is finished is to check 
task manager.

houdini 8.474
windows xp


cheers.

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:: jean-claude
:: mimgfx dot com

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