[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.

Cheers,

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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