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

Ammon Riley ammon.riley at gmail.com
Wed May 26 13:30:58 EDT 2010


On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can alias "houdini" to launch a python wrapper that launches Houdini as
> a subprocess and passes it an environment dict of your choosing. This is
> better than dirtying your shell, or modifying the houdini.env file. A lot of
> studios do that with various apps.

The benefit to this method is that you can maintain your environment
settings in a file, and version it beside your hip file. One of the things
that many people miss when versioning things is that your environment
variable settings can affect how things work. R+H, for the longest time,
didn't track changes in the environment -- all of that stuff was implemented
in code, with no way of tying a particular version of a hip file to a particular
set of scripts that were used to set up the environment. This is one of
the things that Temerity got right.

A



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