[Sidefx-houdini-list] custom ROP ...

Jeff Higgins higgins at corefa.com
Tue Feb 6 18:23:02 EST 2007


Darran Edmundson wrote:

>
> When creating a custom ROP, what is the practical
> difference between:
>
>    1. Creating a subclass of ROP_Node
>    2. Creating a subclass of ROP_IFD (derived from ROP_Node)
>    3. Creating a subclass of IFD_Output
>
> I'm waiting for feedback from support about this but wondered if 
> anyone outside of SESI is familiar with the pros/cons of each?
>

Although i'm not 100% sure as my custom ROP knowledge is pretty scarce. 
i would use ROP_IFD  if i were writing a custom ROP to support another 
renderer within houdini, as a large part of the UI is already created 
for you.

If you look at the simple rib example in $HDK/samples/ROP, I believe 
they ROP_IFD as the base class instead of ROP_Node.

> Cheers,
> Darran.
>


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