[Sidefx-houdini-list] How to do network simulation??

Stephen Tucker stucker at sidefx.com
Thu Jun 12 14:53:08 EDT 2008

You can't network simulate in the sense of simulating with multiple 
computers at a time per sim, but you can ssh to computers and set this 
up manually so each computer you ssh into will do a wedge (or variation 
on a sim).

Make a .cmd file, say render.cmd the contents of this files should read:
cd /out
render myoutputdriver

myoutputdriver is the name of the ROP to render that is in the /out 
directory.  Save this to the same location as your .hip file on your 
network. Next, start your process:
- ssh to your sim machine.
- Change to right directory.
- Note that your output driver should save a $HIP relative path. It is 
recommended you create a geo subdirectory in your project directory and 
save to $HIP/geo/fileseq_$F.bgeo
- start up hbatch using the .hip file and nohup

    nohup hbatch hipfilename.hip render.cmd & 

- Wait till it completes. Note you should not need to keep your terminal 
open for the render to keep going.


Jaideep Khadilkar wrote:
> HI.......
> Is it possible to do network simulation in Houdini?? How to distribute the task?
> can we use SGE or something like that.
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Stephen Tucker
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