[Sidefx-houdini-list] bundles or groups

Rangi Sutton rangi at kanuka.com.au
Sun Nov 2 01:53:31 EDT 2008

Rangi Sutton wrote:
> Antoine Durr wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    I haven't touched either groups or bundles in a while.  Can 
>> anyone  give my a synopsis of the difference between the two, and why 
>> I'd  want to use one or the other?
> AFAIK, a group can only hold nodes from the same network, whereas a 
> bundle can hold a node from anywhere in you hip tree. Bundles can be 
> filtered  (or not!) to contain only certain types of objects.  And... 
> there are smart bundles, that can use pattern matching wilds.
> I only use groups these days to manage quickly selecting and bypassing 
> nodes, ie. as part of the interface. Bundles get used for actual masks.
forgot to mention, if you're just starting out with bundles.. a tip is 
to use the settings pull down (in the actual bundle pane) to toggle on 
"Set bundle filter based on initial node". So if you throw a geo-object 
into the bundle first, it will only accept geo objects from then on.

Later, when you're looking to select the bundle with the pop-up selector 
in your rop or something, it'll only list bundles of the correct filter 

Until I found toggle I had found setting filter type a PITA ;)


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