[Sidefx-houdini-list] advice on a "set shot" workflow inwindows!??!! (WTF)

Ammon Riley ammon.riley at gmail.com
Tue May 25 16:44:47 EDT 2010


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 5:59 AM, Robert D.M. Smith
<robert.dm.smith at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM, c.p.brown <cpb at snotbubble.com> wrote:
>> Exercising your own brains in optimizing work, per shot, is far less
>> robotic than conforming to a system.
>
> [...] The pipeline shouldn't handcuff the artist but empower them ...
> they don't have to think about naming schemes and directory structure ...
> just concentrate on "making pretty pictures." :)  In the end, this makes the
> artist more efficient which leads to fewer hours.

Exactly. That's what the "set shot" workflow is an answer to (in part -- we
all know that pipelines don't end there). However, to be completely fair,
"set shot" is a shell-centric view of the pipeline. There are other valid
methods of obtaining the end-result. It's not inconceivable to have a
UI where artists can launch their applications/files, and all the environment
stuff is initialized on the click, rather than leaving a shell open -- in fact,
this is how Temerity's pipeline works.

Cheers,
Ammon



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