[Sidefx-houdini-list] Bridge of Cards

Chandra Maharzan chandra at digital.com.np
Tue Mar 18 00:22:56 EDT 2008


Hey Pingo, can you send me the file? I want to see what is going on.. I am
not fully understanding the basics here...

Thanks,
Chandra

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[mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of pingo van der
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Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Bridge of Cards

ok cool thanks.

I'm not going to mess with any paths:-)

I didn't mean to prevent duplicates. I meant if $NPR goes above 51 and  
I only have jpegs from 0-51 I would be in trouble, right?

or should I use eeh... %51... seen that somewhere.

ack... duplicates... looking fwd to that:-)

cheers!

pingo

On 17/03/2008, at 21.51, Antoine Durr wrote:

> On Mar 17, 2008, at 1:27 PM, pingo van der brinkloev wrote:
>
>> Ok it works. This is totally awesome.
>>
>> One thing I don't understand is how you can avoid making the string
>> the whole path, or at least $HIP/........../card,ètc.etc.
>
> In general, all file pointers should be relative to a project root.
> That way you can move or rename the job, but the pointers still
> work.  $HIP should work for that.  You could also set the
> HOUDINI_TEXTURE_PATH environment variable such that it contains the
> directory with all the images.  I'm not a big fan of that -- I much
> prefer a filepath that's pretty complete, in case I need to debug
> something later on, e.g. that Houdini can find the picture but that
> Mantra can't, or that a particular server can't.
>
>>
>> btw if it was a deck of cards should the string then be:
>> card.`int(fit(rand($PR), 0, 1, 1, 51))`.jpg
>
> This won't prevent duplicates -- that's a challenge for another day.
> Also, the expression above will reduce the likelyhood of getting the
> last card by almost 100% (because of the int()).  Changing that 51 to
> 51.99 would help, as int(50.9) is still just 50.
>
> -- Antoine
>
>
>>
>> - asuming there's no jokers;-)
>>
>> thanks for the help Antoine and Peter!
>>
>> pingo
>>
>>
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