[Sidefx-houdini-list] ssh and the jump menu

Jim Price shadeops at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 09:48:17 EST 2010

Houdini even supports reading the sections out of Digital assets via the
http: protocol.


A while back ago for fun I put together a really simple asset manager using
PHP and the http: file accessors.  So in your file sop you'd have,


And this would serve up the specified version of the asset.  Aside from
being slightly silly, one of the gotchas was the '?'.  With the question
mark Houdini thinks you are trying to reference a section in an asset so all
the webserver would get is the http://assetServer/getAsset.  My quick
workaround was to use a simple Apache rewrite rule.

So the File SOP would actually have
and Apache would rewrite the | as a ?.  This would prevent Houdini from
gobbling up the ?

It was fun to play with.  :D

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Mark Elendt <mark at sidefx.com> wrote:

>  There's a little known fact that Houdini files support the http:
> protocol.  For example, you can set a texture map to:
> This is only possible for read-only files of course.  But it works for
> loading .hip files and probably even .otls (though I haven't
> verified).  For example:

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