[Sidefx-houdini-list] Backslash treated as an escape character

Louis Dunlevy ld at dneg.com
Wed Jan 30 11:45:42 EST 2008


you can use the unix message command to make the user confirm or cancel 
the command if you like.. :-)

Ben Schrijvers wrote:
> Well you are definitly not mistaking now.
> I fully support Sean's as I once wrote a script like that as well.
> If everything is alright then my name is also on that RFE.
> It's indeed for those cases where you're naming convention is save 
> inside an HDA Rop.
> I rather have Houdini finish the job than taking the risk of human error.
>
> c'mon SESI give us our toggle!
>
> cheers,
> benS
>
>
> Sean Lewkiw wrote:
>   
>> Come on now, how likely am I to make a mistrake? 
>>
>> Sean
>>
>> Simon Barrick wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Unless you did a typo and then spent an hour trying to figure out why
>>> your render was busted...
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
>>> [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Sean Lewkiw
>>> Sent: 30 January 2008 15:54
>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Backslash treated as an escape
>>> character
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Simon Barrick wrote:
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>>>> If its in an asset can't you just add a little pre-render script to 
>>>> create the directory if it doesn't exist already..
>>>>   
>>>>     
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>> I have!  But that's just it, I don't want to!  Houdini can write stuff 
>>> out from 50 different locations.  I don't want to wrap everything up in 
>>> an HDA with a script that creates the destination dirs.  I don't want to
>>>
>>> minimise Houdini and go to the shell and create the dir.  I don't want 
>>> to open a file chooser and create the dir.  If I enter 
>>> $HOUD_DIR/shadow/foo/foo.$F.rat in a shadow light map parm, I want it to
>>>
>>> be created, otherwise I wouldn't have put it in there.
>>>
>>> I'm getting all hot and bothered here, I am going to go splash some 
>>> water on my face and never speak of this again.  :-D
>>>
>>> Sean
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>>   
>>     
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