[Sidefx-houdini-list] Should one IFD be able to be rendered cross platform? windows / mac

Georg Duemlein rdg at preset.de
Mon Oct 25 18:46:34 EDT 2010


Nice one.
I didn't know that Windows itself can handle / and \ as directory
seperators.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_(computing)
"Contrary to popular belief, the Windows system API accepts forward slash,
and thus all the above Unix examples should work."


On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:30:27 -0700, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com>
wrote:
>> Can you not use UNC paths?
> YES!
> the I.T. guy will make a symbolic link in the root on the mac boxes to
> match the UNC path and with all slashes set to UNIX style / an ifd
> will render properly on windows and mac and presumable Linux boxes
> too.
> 
> On 21 October 2010 15:12, Robert D.M. Smith <robert.dm.smith at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com>
wrote:
>>
>>> Can i create an IFD on a windows box that will be able to render on
>>> both windows and mac using environment variable like $JOB inside the
>>> IFD with $JOB being set one way for windows and another for the mac
>>> boxes then the IFD?
>>>
>>> Or are the paths always collapsed into one path when the IFD is made
>>> and it will only work on one platform so deal with it?
>>>
>>> I expect Dealing with it  may be Python filtering the IFD's to replace
>>> all "X:/Projects' with "/Volumes/Projects"..... is that the answer?
>>>
>>
>> Can you not use UNC paths?
>>
>> --
>>   Rob
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