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

Matt Estela matt.estela at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 00:52:01 EST 2016


Ah, that works for the shelves too, which I didn't expect (doesn't sound
like you did either... :) )

Would be nice to have a way to browse those icons though... any way to
inspect the contents of the icon cache visually?




On Monday, 8 February 2016, Edward Lam <edward at sidefx.com> wrote:

> 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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