[Sidefx-houdini-list] HQueue | Writing Custom Submitter

Nick Nimble nick at nicknimble.com
Sat Nov 9 11:50:32 EST 2013


I'm making an attempt to create my own HQueue submitter. One of the 
features that I'm looking at is the ability to do 'pickup' render jobs. 
A Job has finished and some specific frames have failed for some reason. 
Say I want to re render frame 17, 57 and 102, I need to submit a parent 
job which has a child job that generates 3 ifd's for those frames and 
then 3 other child jobs that render those frames using Mantra.

I hope there is someone on the list who has some experience with this. 
For me it would be of great help if I could print/see the final command 
that is send from the HQueue render node to the server. This way I could 
reverse engineer the system.

I've found that in the Houdini path there is a dir 
houdini/scripts/hqueue/hqlib.py and by glancing it it seems the 
functionallity of converting a string to frame numbers already exists.

So I wonder: "What happens when the 'render' button on the HQueue render 
node is triggered"

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