[Sidefx-houdini-list] bgeo.lzma problem under windows

Ozgur Yılmaz eoyilmaz at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 12:18:12 EST 2009

thanks edward, it helped me to solve my problem :)

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Edward Lam <edward at sidefx.com> wrote:

> Ozgur Yılmaz wrote:
> > I've tried to compress a sequence of bgeo files with linux, the linux
> > version of houdini was able to load the sequence without any problem but
> the
> > windows version is complaining about the files being unreadable... It
> > happens to bz2 and tar files too... is there any binary compatibility
> > problems ( it shouldn't as I think )...
> If you look in $HFS/houdini/GEOio, you'll note that these other formats
> require bzip2 and lzma utilities which are commonly found in Linux
> distributions. They are not provided on Windows. In order to use these
> other formats, you probably have to obtain the Windows version of these
> utilities and put them in the PATH so that Houdini can find it. Cygwin
> is one source of such utilities.
> If you're looking for cross platform interoperability, then I suggest
> you use .bgeo.gz for compression since gzip is the only compression
> utility that is shipped with Houdini on Windows.
> Regards,
> -Edward
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E.Ozgur Yilmaz
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