[Sidefx-houdini-list] munging IFD files

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 00:13:39 EDT 2009

Hi Drew,

The classic way is to make sure you only have environment variables in
your IFD's and
then makes sure they are set on each farm. Is that not possible?
Otherwise I'm not sure you can do it without loading and parsing. (I
may be wrong.)


2009/10/20 Drew Whitehouse <Drew.Whitehouse at anu.edu.au>:
> Hi people,
> Is there any "robust" way to extract/modify every filename-like attribute in
> an IFD file ? Can it be done with mantra filters ? Can it be done quickly in
> a way that doesn't involve parsing / loading the (possibly huge) binary
> chunks in the IFD file ?
> I'm looking for a way to make IFD files transportable from one render farm
> to another. We've been doing it heuristically with python scripts, but with
> the new SOHO drivers they're now broken and I'd like to do it again, and
> more correctly this time. Any ideas ?
> Cheers,
> Drew
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