[Sidefx-houdini-list] RiArchive per stamp object

Alan Warren bluemoonshine at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:09:47 EST 2012

If I understand correctly, you can partition the geometry and save out
archives for each piece, and render them using point instancing. In order
for this to work, you need to make sure each archive's file name contains
the point number it's been stamped onto.

This setup (linked below) will get you a single rib, with each building as
a separate archive.  I'm sure it could be setup a bit smarter, but you
should get the general idea.



On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Mark Bolstad <the.render.dude at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm generating large procedural cities, and in the network I have a final
> copy SOP that stamps a bunch of parameters to vary the buildings
> appearance. When I use an ri_archive ROP, I get one
> giant PointsGeneralPolygons for all the buildings in the scene in a single
> file. What I'd like to have is a single file with each building as a
> separate archive. I can do one file per archive but would prefer the other
> solution because with the number of buildings I'm generating is going to
> give the filesystem heartburn.
> I can post the network if it would help.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Mark
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