[Sidefx-houdini-list] shelves - prevent writing into custom version

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 01:17:27 EST 2009

Good question, this is a real problem in Maya too apparently.

For a lot of config files you can add .nosave suffix that prevents
artists from modifying the config file, hopefully that works with

For any *nix production pipeline making it read-only is a viable
option though, I'd think.


Peter B

2009/1/6 Robert D.M. Smith <robert.dm.smith at gmail.com>:
> Here's one for ya ...
> Let's say I've created a custom shelf set to be used throughout a studio.
> The file is located in a specific location on the network.
> During a Houdini session, an artist adds this custom shelf set & they add a
> new shelf to this shelf set. They save the shelf to their home Houdini
> directory. Unfortunately, this process has added a memberToolshelf entry to
> the custom shelf - polluting the file.
> Aside from making the custom shelf file read-only, are there any other
> tools/commands to prevent writing to the custom shelf? Is there a way to
> hide the 'New Shelf' choice in the menu?
> Cheers,
>    Rob
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