[Sidefx-houdini-list] Startup method to set frame range

Daniele Colajacomo dani at livingpicturesinc.com
Wed Nov 20 14:13:55 EST 2013


I thought there used to be a 456.cmd  that was read in if it existed.
that's where I usually put all my startup commands for houdini

d


----- Original Message -----
> Hi,
>   If you're trying to set up scripts en-masse, I would put a bunch of
>   commands into a script, and then make a shell script that basically does:
> 
> setjob foo123
> cat "hscript_setup_commands" | hscript blank_hip_file.hip
> mv blank_ hip_file.hip foo123_fx_v1.hip
> 
> You can call your csh script something like "setup_hip_file.csh".  The
> 'hscript_setup_commands' file would have something like:
> 
> frange $FS $FE
> 
> assuming that $FS and $FE are setenv'ed by the setjob command above.
> 
> Another approach is to make a main menu entry that resets the frame range.
> That's handy because if you inherit a file from another shot, you can easily
> reset the frange to what it's supposed to be.  All that does is look at two
> env vars anyway!
> 
> -- Antoine
> 
> 
> On Nov 20, 2013, at 10:31 AM, Benjamin Laidlaw <ben_laidlaw at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Ok scratch that and revise...
> > How about when you are setting up FX dept task and directories at the
> > beginning of a project with a creation script, and you're creating the
> > initial frame range based on the first edit of the project, what would be
> > a way to set that in for the hip files.
> > Thanks Antoine
> > 
> >> ------------------------------
> >> 
> >> Message: 4
> >> Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:17:11 -0800
> >> From: Antoine Durr <antoinedurr at gmail.com>
> >> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Startup method to set frame range
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> >> 
> >> I would advise against doing an auto-frame-range resetting.  Instead, pop
> >> up a query asking if they want to reset, though even that will get
> >> annoying fast, esp. if you reset your frame range to add some at the head
> >> so that you can do preroll.
> >> 
> >> At various places, we actually launch houdini with a wrapper script, which
> >> really does:
> >> 
> >> houdini <hip_file> <startup_script>
> >> 
> >> that way the script is always run (Houdini launches whatever you add to
> >> the command line, one by one).
> >> 
> >> -- Antoine
> >> 
> >> On Nov 19, 2013, at 5:59 PM, Benjamin Laidlaw <ben_laidlaw at hotmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> What is the best way to set the frame range on a sequence of shots at
> >>> startup, like with a 123.py?
> >>> 
> >>> Say all my shots traditionally start at frame 1001 and for each shot the
> >>> edit calls out the frame numbers. In the end it will shotgun/tank, and
> >>> there is some built in stuff for that, but was curious about other
> >>> methods too.
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