[Sidefx-houdini-list] munging IFD files

Mark Elendt mark at sidefx.com
Wed Oct 21 07:21:03 EDT 2009

On Wednesday Oct 21 at 07:07, Mark Elendt wrote:
> On Wednesday Oct 21 at 15:00, Drew Whitehouse wrote:
> > 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 ?
> You might want to check out Python filtering:
>     http://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini9.5/rendering/python

D'oh.  I didn't read "filename like" attribute.  Python filtering will
most likely involve some parsing.

Aside from Andrew's suggestion, you can also rely on Houdini search
paths (i.e. don't specify full paths in the source).

Mark Elendt

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