[Sidefx-houdini-list] exporting channels from CHOPs

Jerry Corda-Stanley jerry at intelligentcreatures.com
Tue Jun 19 14:46:47 EDT 2007


Well  until my tight wad bosses spring for a licence I can't do that as I'm
stuck in Apprentice. But useful to know that's an option.


----- "Jeff Higgins" <jeffrey.higgins at gmail.com> wrote:
> you can use the channel rop to export to the file or the Export ROP to
> other
> parts within houdini.
> 
> for custom importers / exporters take a look at CHOPio in $HH ( or
> $HFS/houdini ) directory, it lets your register into houdini
> standalone
> command line tools for importing and exporting into and out of houdini
> based
> on the file extension.
> 
> you can write these tools in anything you want ( ie. python, perl, etc
> )
> 
> the only thing you have be careful about is how you read in the data
> to and
> from the command line.
> 
> its pretty usefull if you want to use chops to process data coming out
> of
> other apps.
> 
> On 6/19/07, Jerry Corda-Stanley <jerry at intelligentcreatures.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I wondering  how to export the data channels directly from CHOPs.
> > I'm looking into the possiblity of wrting some data
> converters/exporters
> > for our pipeline.
> >
> > So far I can't find a direct way to do this and have ben toying with
> the
> > idea
> > of setting up dummy objects with the exported channels and then
> > referencing
> > those to be able to export the data. Seems kinda long winded.
> Surely
> > that's
> > not right?
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