[Sidefx-houdini-list] Hscript: Render verbosity of non mantra jobs

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 05:59:22 EDT 2010


Did they fix the perf monitor to work in non graphical mode? If so, yay!

On 12 October 2010 23:40, Rangi Sutton <rangi.sutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 October 2010 15:35, Miles Green <Miles.Green at al.com.au> wrote:
>
>> Sending again as i think I sent as html last time
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Hi,
>>  We are just setting up our Farm to handle Houdini jobs, and would like
>> to get more verbose output from Houdini's non mantra renders
>>
>> currently the non mantra jobs run on the farm machines via Hscript with
>> the render command:
>>
>> render -V /out/geometry_nodepath/
>>
>> Unfortunately the Verbose flag isn't that verbose, I've also tried
>> adding the flag -a which gives % based output, but what I'm really after
>> is all the info you see in an interactive progress bar when you hit
>> render followed by some time and memory summaries i.e:
>>
>> geometry1 frame 121 (121 of 240)   //this is what I currently get (but i
>> also want the below)
>>    solving simulation objects
>>    performing GAS_Advect
>>    frame complete:
>>    Memory Usage : 3.42gb
>>    Time to complete: 20.2 seconds
>> ..
>> ..
>>
>> is this possible ? to me it seems mantra seems to have levels of
>> verbosity but unfortunately non mantra jobs don't   :(
>>
>>
> As a pre-render script.. some hscript something like:
>
> performance -l stdout -e on
>
> Should make it start spitting out the performance monitor logs to stdout and
> hence captured by your renderfarm logs? This can be configured and filtered
> as per the performance monitor window.
>
> Not that I've ever done this.. just an idea.
>
> Cheers,
> r.
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