[Sidefx-houdini-list] Subdivision surfaces and normal raster

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 14:10:33 EST 2006

There's a switch in the ROP "generate final image" or something, doesn't 
that do it?

John Coldrick wrote:
> On Friday 20 January 2006 12:50, Sean Lewkiw wrote:
>> From the "new features" part in the help:
>>There is a "null:" tile device for mantra. When you set the output
>>filename to "null:", the renderer doesn't save an image, though the
>>render will proceed as usual. This is useful when the render generates
>>extra files (like deep rasters).
> 	Hmm, I'm not sure this will work.  Once you set the output filename to null:, 
> nothing is rendered that is defined in the ROP.  I think the reason is that 
> your DR could conceivably be embedded in the primary image(if it's .pic 
> format) or in a separate file.  All null is useful for(and it is nice) is for 
> shadow/reflection maps.
> 	I couldn't find that new features entry, and in the latest version, search 
> seems to find far, far fewer results than before it was changed.  Any 
> thoughts why?  Seemed to be connected to when the interactive search was 
> taken out.
> 	Cheers,
> 	J.C.

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