[Sidefx-houdini-list] 3Delight and mplay
rangi at kanuka.com.au
Sun Aug 31 20:01:05 EDT 2008
Mark Elendt wrote:
> On Thursday Aug 28 at 10:02, Rangi Sutton wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> The odwiki page discussing 3Delight setup for houdini:
>> Says "Houdini comes with a 'houdini' display driver that can be used
>> with 3Delight. This display driver is installed using the proto_install
>> Houdini command.".
>> I get rainbow randomness with a hint of the image appearing in mplay
>> when I try this under linux with h9.5 and 3delight7.0. Has anyone had
>> success with this? What versions of the apps were you using? Any special
>> quantising settings or anything like that?
> With H9.5 we link against the prman14 libraries. Pixar changed the
> way the SDK quite drastically (especially on Windows) for prman14, so
> it's possible that it might not work 100% with 3Delight.
> Or, it might be an issue with quantization. You might try rendering
> 8-bit, 16-bit integer, and also floating point images to see if its a
> quantization issue. Does 3Delight have the equivalent of "sho" which
> will go through the framebuffer device?
> Alternatively, you might try grabbing an older version of Houdini and
> extracting the d_houdini.so driver from there and seeing if you have
> better luck with 3Delight...
> Please make sure to update the wiki with your findings :-)
Cool, thanks Mark. I'll give an older version of d_houdini.so a go when
I get the chance. I've already tried 8/16/floats with the same results.
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