[Sidefx-houdini-list] Resolving path names

steven ong steve_nong at pointy.tv
Tue Feb 4 12:17:29 EST 2014


IMHO, it's more effective to create environment variables for shots,
versions etc that's global to the network/farm so every machine will
be able to resolve the path/variables properly.

To resolve your issue in the meantime, you can create a string
parameter for the automatically create path and add a button, when
clicked, that will run the python command and set the evaluated path
to the correct parameter with either opparm or hou.Node.parms()

opparm /path/to/node parmName "yourFinalPath"


I'm no python guru (more hscript person) so there are better ways to
do what you want. I'm sure others will chime in.

Hope the above helps.


> Hello all,
> Apologies in advance for the noob question, but we have just got
> Houdini
> in to the pipeline here and I am trying to get my head around some
> issues to submit to the render farm.
> Our Lead lighter has setup a nice method for paths that automatically
> fills in sections depending on shot,version, output node etc... which
> when submitted to the farm causes some chaos.
> I want to have a tool that resolves all paths before submitting -will
> eventually become part of a submitter tool.
> I have found that -
> sspath = hou.parm('/out/main/soho_diskfile').eval()
> print sspath
> gives me a nice usable path - but I am struggling to find how to set
> that back to the parm.
> Also I would like to iterate through the scene from '/' and find all
> paths including cache and texture paths and do the same thing.
> Can anyone please point me in the right direction to do this?
> Many thanks
> Cheers
> Sandy
> --
> Sandy Sutherland
> CG Supervisor
> Sunrise Productions
> Unit B4 Westlake Square
> Westlake 7945
> Cape Town, South Africa
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