[Sidefx-houdini-list] Icons - where did they go?

Edward Lam edward at sidefx.com
Mon Feb 8 00:39:36 EST 2016


PS. I don't envy your particular situation though. :(

On 08/02/2016 12:36 AM, Edward Lam wrote:
> On 07/02/2016 10:19 PM, Miles Green wrote:
>> There used to be a nice shipment of icons that came with houdini here:
>>
>> $HFS/houdini/help/icons
>>
>> Houdini default shelves seem to reference many of them, but my searches could
>> not locate them, are they all pulled from operators?
>
> Houdini nodes use the SVG ones from the archive,
>      $HFS/houdini/config/Icons/SVGIcon.{cache,index}
>
> Those png files in the help system were pre-rendered from the SVG icons for the
> help pages. Not only were they redundant (since their source are SVG), having
> them as thousands of tiny files were taking a very long time in the Windows
> installer.
>
> To do it the same way as Houdini nodes, your HDA can just use the form:
>     <DIR>_<name>
> where <DIR> is the name of the directory in all caps and <name> is the base name
> of the icon.
>
> eg. "VOP_timing" gives you the (vector-based) icon for the equivalent
> "$HH/help/icons/large/VOP/timing.png" in a resolution independent manner.
>
> Cheers,
> -Edward
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