[Sidefx-houdini-list] bundles vs. node groups

Francois-Xavier Boussard b.fx at free.fr
Tue Jun 17 07:49:42 EDT 2008


Hello,

To correct my post, group or bundle didn't work for light mask in an illumance
loop. That could be one of those improvements :)

francois

Selon paul simpson <paul at realisestudio.com>:

> i agree with dragos here - bundles seemed to be a quick and dirty fix.
>  i haven't had to do something similar recently - but i hope this part
> of the system has had more love.  would like to see:
> - "smart" groups/bundles.  again, use of regex throughout here is essential
> - include & exclude fields on objects
> - ability for objects to inherit groups from parents (and/or container
> assets)
>
>
> 2008/6/17 Francois-Xavier Boussard <b.fx at free.fr>:
> > It came out for me that groups where deprecated (!?).
> > A  light group at object level, MyLightGroup, @MyLigthGroup in the object
> > "lightmask" string, same level, didn't do it. Did the group syntax change ?
> > Bundles do the job fine (houdini9.1 or 9.5).
> > I had the same issue in an illuminance loop (vop) light mask string.
> > Did i forgot something ? Is it broken ? Where bundles are broken ?
> >
> > francois
> >
> > Selon Dragos Stefan <ds_list at dsg.ro>:
> >
> >> In theory there should be only bundles, as they are supposed to do what
> >> node groups do and also work with different networks.
> >> In practice bundles are basically broken, as they fail to implement some
> >> essential groups functionality and they are also buggy.
> >>
> >> Dragos
> >>
> >>
> >> Andrew D Lyons wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > What are people favoring these days - opgroups or bundles?
> >> >
> >> > http://odforce.net/wiki/index.php/LightandShadowMasks
> >> > http://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini9.1/ref/panes/bundles
> >> >
> >> > There seems to be a lot of functionl overlap in a rendering context -
> >> > but if anything it looks like operator groups are better integrated
> >> > and a more generic node grouping mechanism. I'm wondering what
> >> > operator groups are missing that makes bundles attractive - other than
> >> > the drag and drop UI?  Or what I'm missing about bundles that makes
> >> > them the obvious choice...
> >> >
> >> > Cheers
> >> >
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