[Sidefx-houdini-list] 3Delight and mplay

Rangi Sutton 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:
>> http://odforce.net/wiki/index.php/3DelightSetup
>> 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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