[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mantra ROP Preset

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 12:25:35 EST 2008

- Galleries have a lot more meta-data.
- They have a python api.
- They can be looked up with a path, so that you only see settings
associated with your task/shot/sequence/show.
- They have that pretty picture in the gallery editor
- The gallery browser has filters for searching, drag and drop etc.
- But wait - there's more!!

2008/12/16 Robert D.M. Smith <robert.dm.smith at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 7:37 PM, robert east <east.robert at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >              With the Mantra ROP I know you can save settings as a named
> > preset. Is there a good workflow I can use so that my ROP presets can be
> > collected and rolled out  to be  picked up by any Mantra ROP on a network
> > ?.
> > Or is there another workflow I should use to create a new version of a
> > mantra ROP without having to build a otl from scratch.
> > I did think creating a preset would maybe create a text file that I could
> > grab. Currently I have saved my preset to $HIP but I have been unable to
> > locate the desired information.
> Sorry ... I 'm a little confused on this thread:
> Is the original concern with presets the fact that it involves 2 steps:
> laying down mantra ROP then applying a preset to it?
> What is the advantage of using galleries? Sure, you can drag n drop from
> the
> gallery manager but to me, it still involves a few mouse clicks. And
> accessing the gallery from under the gear is still like accessing a preset.
> Maybe I'm not understanding all this (or just haven't had enough coffee).
> BTW. how can you save a preset to $HIP? When I save the preset, it only
> gives me the choice $HOME/houdini9.5 (saved to
> $HOME/houdini9.5/presets/Drivers/ifd.idx for mantra ROP). Is there a
> variable to set to expand the list of choices?
> Cheers,
>    Rob
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