[Sidefx-houdini-list] annotate in mplay

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 17:25:15 EST 2009


Yes! - lots of dailies and walk-through systems depend on this
functionality. Drawing on mplay buffers please!!

2009/12/16 jiversen <jiversen at rhythm.com>:

> The true ideal is to have ye olde ipaint (or better!) integrated with mplay
> and allow an fg layer to be scrawled on over the image. The scrawl could
> possibly then be hidden, or burned in or saved seperately or whatever the
> pipeline calls for.  Or just scrawl directly on the image since 99% of those
> drawings are only for dailies illustration purposes.   The scrawler could be
> put in the 3d viewports in Houdini too. And keyframed.
>
> This is not new "pie-in-the-sky" type of stuff, our animation software
> "Voodoo" and flipbook software (and ILMs and Pixars) all do this as a matter
> of course.
>
>
>
> Edward Lam wrote:
>>
>> jiversen wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>  set cmd="icp $current_image $new_image"
>>>  if `systemES($cmd)` == 0
>>>
>>
>> If you're doing this, why not use iconvert to convert the image to a .tiff
>> (or .pic) instead? Then you can just annotate it with either the "artist"
>> (.tiff) or "comment" (.pic) tags.
>>
>> -Edward
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