[Sidefx-houdini-list] execute external python script

Francois-Xavier Boussard b.fx at free.fr
Wed Dec 5 07:55:19 EST 2007


Thanks, many !

Maybe, on day, a filter for the .py files:
hou.ui.selectFile(file_type=hou.fileType.Py)

thanks
François


Selon Graham Thompson <gthompson at sidefx.com>:

> You can use hou.expandString() on your file path returned by
> selectFile.  That will allow you to run execfile on it.
>
> path = hou.expandString(hou.ui.selectFile())
>
>
> As for setting an Hscript variable as a result of a python command, you
> could do something like
>
> set foo = `pythonexprs('hou.ui.selectFile()')`
>
>
> Houdini 9.0 does not currently have a python equivalent to things such
> as $script_value so what you are doing is probably
> the best you can for now.
>
>
> Francois-Xavier Boussard wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm looking after an easy way to run python script from arbitrary
> directories on
> > disk. I mean to pick it with a file selector UI.
> >
> > Sound simple, i end up with an hscript callback button from an hda... Is it
> > possible to do that from a shelf ?
> >
> > Menu File-> Run Script: only allow hscript, why ?
> >
> > A shelf tool with a python script hou.ui.selectFile() return unexpanded
> variable
> > as $HOME (linux) that are wrong with execfile(). Is there a way to expand
> those
> > variable with the houdini python tools ?
> >
> > A shelf tool with an hscript. How do i pass the result of an
> hou.ui.selecFile()
> > to an hscript variable ?
> >   set foo = `run('python -c
> "hou.ui.selectFile(file_type=hou.fileType.Any)"')
> >   echo $foo
> > return blank
> >
> > An HDA with a file button and a callback script:
> > how to access the $script_value from a python script ?
> > It works with a hscript callback:
> >   python -c "execfile('${script_value}')"
> > It is not that nice, using an hda plus hscript...
> >
> > Did i miss an obvious way to do it ?
> >
> > thanks
> > francois
> >
> >
> >
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