[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mantra Point Instancing with Read Geo From file

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 12:19:29 EST 2006

Hi Rick,
	I believe this is intended, and therefore safe, behaviour. I generally 
never have geometry in my IFD files except for testing. Any "final" 
renders always are read from disk, whether it be directly rendered, or 
instanced as you're doing.


Peter B

Rick Walia wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working on a script that automates some of my point instancing 
> workflow.
> I just noticed that the geo object that I'm instancing can be written to 
> a bgeo sequence and on the render tab, I can set this to read geometry 
> from file. I did try this and I see the .bgeo is referenced in the .ifd 
> file.
> My question is, is this technique of "instancing read archives" safe to 
> deploy site-wide or am I just gettting lucky that it works in my test?
> Cheers,

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