[Sidefx-houdini-list] exporting channels from CHOPs

Jeff Higgins jeffrey.higgins at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 15:01:37 EDT 2007


you seem to be making the most out of Apprentice thats for sure =)!!

maybe with v9 they'll think differently about getting at least 1 license!

On 6/19/07, Jerry Corda-Stanley <jerry at intelligentcreatures.com> wrote:
>
> 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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