[Sidefx-houdini-list] pressing buttons inside HDA's

Ben Schrijvers ben.schrijvers at guerrilla-games.com
Wed Oct 24 10:20:14 EDT 2007


Nice one..

Peter Bowmar wrote:
> Another way is to promote all the buttons to the top level, then make
> them all invisible, then have another button that runs a script that
> pushes the invisible ones. That way you can have complete control over
> when the buttons are pushed, and have some error checking between the
> pushes etc.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter B
>
> On 24/10/2007, Ben Schrijvers <ben.schrijvers at guerrilla-games.com> wrote:
>   
>> Ah... found it myself...
>> It was just a matter of linking multiple buttons inside the HDA to the
>> single execution button on the top level HDA.
>> Houdini seems to respect the order they are linked as well so everything
>> works fine.
>>
>> H9 rules!
>> benS
>>
>> Ben Schrijvers wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi there,
>>>
>>> Oke I've got a bit of a problem.
>>>
>>> I've got this HDA that renders out channels and geometry.
>>> The problem is the geometry is saved out of a Rop Geometry Sop.
>>> The channels out of a Channel Rop. And the channels are baked inside a
>>> Dynamics Chop.
>>>
>>> So inside my Rop network I was first doing a "opparm -C my_dynamics
>>> update (1)" to make it reload it's cache.
>>> This was a pre-render script on the Channel Rop which then saves out the
>>> channel.
>>> Then I had another Shell Rop with a render script to do a opparm -C on
>>> the Rop Geometry to render the geometry.
>>>
>>> It all worked until I locked the toplevel HDA. And then I realised I
>>> knew this wouldn't work as you can't change parameters inside a locked HDA.
>>> Now before I convert my Rop Geometry Sop into a Rop... is there any
>>> other way to execute that Sop?
>>> And is the a way to force a recook on that Dynamics Chop?
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> benS
>>>
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