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

Robert Kelly isstuff at gmail.com
Wed May 26 11:55:41 EDT 2010


the dynamic houdini.env file trick probably would mess up when it went
to the farm.

On 26 May 2010 08:54, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> a thought i had was to write over the houdini.env file with some
> shot/job launcher. So you just over write the houdini.env at the time
> of starting houdini and then you can return it to a generic state a
> second after its finished starting houdini. As my system stands now
> the houdini.env points to my otls for this job and not much else.  My
> "shot master" asset sets houdini vars based on the shot that you
> choose, when you press the "Set Env Vars" button. That is set when the
> shot is first layed out, this seams to work well enough. there is no
> 456.py interaction and all scripts are inside assets, its less
> featured but it works.
>
> On 26 May 2010 00:27, Marc Horsfield <march at blackginger.tv> wrote:
>> We investigated something like this here since there was, uh.. resistance to
>> linux at first, but it seems like all you end up doing is replicating a massive
>> amount of functionality that comes for free with the shell.
>> And even if you eventually reach that point, you're still a little bit hampered
>> by the interface that you've built. Unless, of course, your interface looks
>> suspiciously like a shell ;).
>>
>> Cheers
>> Marc
>>
>>
>> Ammon Riley wrote:
>>  > 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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