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

Marc Horsfield march at blackginger.tv
Thu May 27 04:48:25 EDT 2010


Have we gone through this whole discussion just to come back to the point of 
"Use linux, it's easier"? Seems like it to me :).

windows + no automation = good luck with that?

M


Ammon Riley wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:27 AM, 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.
> 
> Absolutely. But at the same time, it's far easier to control than the shell. At
> one point, I rewrote a significant chunk of the shot-setting code at R+H, and
> it's a byzantine collection of scripts, made that much worse by having the
> studio standardized on tcsh (bash or zsh would have made things much
> simpler).
> 
> FWIW, I even automated the "set shot" system at R+H, so that you could
> log out, log back in, and all of your shells would reset themselves to the
> shots they were in when you logged out. Consequently, after the first time
> the artist set their shells up for their shots, they didn't even have to re-do
> the "set shot" junk. (KDE + Konsole + DBUS for the win!)
> 
>> 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 ;).
> 
> Nah... just provide a menu option for "open shell here." You can have your
> cake, and eat it, too. :)
> 
> Cheers,
> Ammon
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