[Sidefx-houdini-list] exporting channels from CHOPs

Jerry Corda-Stanley jerry at intelligentcreatures.com
Tue Jun 19 16:30:45 EDT 2007


Yeah, I'm trying to show them how fabulous it is and that they really
should fork out for one. I can think of a few occasions where it could've
really pulled the cat out of the bag, but there's still resistance.



----- "Jeff Higgins" <jeffrey.higgins at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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