[Sidefx-houdini-list] Standalone geo converters+ frame numbers

Miles Green Miles.Green at al.com.au
Thu Mar 10 22:54:03 EST 2011

Hi Rangi,
 unfortunately thats not the case, printing the value of filename passed 
by %s returns a sting similar to:


so I can only assume that some post process outside of the standalone 
converter renames this file to the actual filename afterwards :(


Rangi Sutton wrote:
> On 11 March 2011 10:27, Miles Green <Miles.Green at al.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> does anyone know anyway to pass the current frame into a standalone geo
>> converter (like geo2voxel in the HDK examples)? unfortunately the file
>> format I'm working with likes to have the frame stored as one of it's basic
>> attributes in the file header
>> I guess ideally I'm looking for a flag like %f that can be added to the
>> GIOio table
>> I thought I would be cleaver and extract the frame from the input/output
>> filename but Houdini saves the files on the fly to /tmp/ with a temporary
>> filename string thats doesn't reference the frameNumber..
>> any help appreciated
> Don't know about a framenumber string, but your idea of pulling it out of
> the filename should work!
> The GIOio entry here for instance:
>  .obj "gwavefront %s stdout.bgeo" "gwavefront stdin.bgeo %s"
> Means that if I save a file as myobj.0001.obj then this gets run:
> gwavefront stdin.bgeo myobj.0001.obj
> So.. where gwavefront would be replaced with your standalone converter, and
> the second argument given to it is the output filename it should be saving
> to, so it could strip the framenumber out of there, no?
> Cheers,
> r.
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Miles Green
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