[Sidefx-houdini-list] What should the $JOB variable point to?

Robert Kelly isstuff at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 17:14:39 EDT 2010


Here is a suggestion just off the top of my head.

for me i see it like this $JOB = /allJobs/someAdvert
/ allJobs / someAdvert
            / anotherAdvert
            / someFilm
            / anotherFilm

and inside the  someAdvert folder
/houdini11.0
/reference
/shots/sh01
         /sh02
         /sh03

inside each shot folder
hip/
pic/
chan/
map/
geo/
ifd/

inside houdini11.0
scripts/
dso/
otl/
presets/




On 30 October 2010 12:17, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:
> It kind of depends on how many people are working on a given task, and with
> what software. Houdini is always going to set it to be the traditional root
> of the Houdini task directory tree which was always (since back in prisms
> days) the directory that contained:
>
> hip/
> pic/
> chan/
> map/
> geo/
> scripts/
> ifd/
>
> Nowadays it might also contain:
> otls/
> sim/
>
> Whatever happens you will always want $JOB style variables to point to
> something under the SHOT directory. If it's just you working on a task,
> having $JOB pointing to the default Houdini $JOB directory (see above) will
> be fine. If there are others, you might want a seperate variable that points
> higher. If you are using apps other than Houdini you might have a different
> directory structure again, and want a  variable to point to that. It all
> really depends on the production size...
>
> Cheers
>
>
> On 30 October 2010 02:19, Frederic Servant <frederic.servant at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi Robert,
>>
>> Thanks for your answer. By "root of the project"  do you mean root of
>> the entire job or root of a Houdini project within the job structure
>> (which may contain several Houdini/Maya/XSI projects organized in
>> scenes/shots/etc.)
>>
>> It's the lack of definition of what a Houdini project is that is
>> causing me (vocabulary) trouble.
>> --
>> Fred
>>
>> On Saturday, October 30, 2010, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > $JOB = root of the project!
>> >
>> > $HIP is already pointing to the hip dir
>> >
>> > but using $JOB has its problems if you read in recent threads
>> >
>> > On 29 October 2010 15:03, Frederic Servant <frederic.servant at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> I am wondering what directory should the $JOB variable should be
>> >> pointing to. I tend to think it should point to the root directory of
>> >> a job, whereas some people think it's better for it to point to a
>> >> subdirectory within the job directory like $HIP/..
>> >>
>> >> What's the best practice? How do you set it up in your own studio?
>> >>
>> >> Cheers,
>> >> --
>> >> Fred
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