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

Mark Elendt mark at sidefx.com
Fri Jan 29 10:24:42 EST 2010

On Friday Jan 29 at 13:22, Phil Spicer wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to assign a ssh command as part of the jump.pref menu
> system? Some of my students as part of group project work, are
> storing files on a central local drive; however still need access to
> these files as if they were part of a shared network space.

There's a little known fact that Houdini files support the http:
protocol.  For example, you can set a texture map to:


For a different kind of monkey.

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:

    % houdini http://mark.elendt.com/mandril.hip

I don't know if this helps, but I thought I'd mention it.

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