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

Rangi Sutton rangi at kanuka.com.au
Thu Mar 10 23:24:14 EST 2011


Holy crap! You're right. I had used frame number for FBio in the past... but
long deep dark past, transferring frames to Accoms...

Sorry for bum steer. It must do as you say; gets the converter to write a
temp file then copy it to actual destination.

I'm out of ideas.

Goodluck!

r.


On 11 March 2011 13:54, Miles Green <Miles.Green at al.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Rangi,
> unfortunately thats not the case, printing the value of filename passed by
> %s returns a sting similar to:
>
> /tmp/hfs27881-161.tmp.obj
>
> so I can only assume that some post process outside of the standalone
> converter renames this file to the actual filename afterwards :(
>
> M
>
> 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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