[Sidefx-houdini-list] HDA script management

Sam Swift-Glasman glassman3d at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 19:14:10 EST 2016

also you can utilise the built in otl namespacing


On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:05 AM, Sam Swift-Glasman <glassman3d at gmail.com>

> you can use the HOUDINI PATH env variable
> append a structure as follows:
> myfolder
>     otl
>         myotl.otl
>     python
>         mylib.py
> this will allow you to keep the modules and otls together for easy
> management
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Andy Nicholas <andy at andynicholas.com>
> wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> I've been getting further into HDA authoring and have been writing a lot
>> of HDA embedded python scripts. One thing I'm missing is not writing Python
>> in my favourite IDE (PyCharm) with all the benefits that brings, like reuse
>> of code, being able to do Diffs, and being able to manage code versioning
>> through Git. Ideally I'd like to have all my HDA Python code stored
>> externally.
>> So I was just wondering if anyone had got a workflow going with
>> versioning HDAs and externally imported python modules? Seems like it could
>> be a can of worms having to make sure that the version of the asset matches
>> the correct version of imported python module. Any HDAs used on a job would
>> have to have a corresponding python module available in the path and it's
>> hard to see how conflicts could be managed easily (especially since
>> multiple versions of the same HDA could be used in the same Hip file).
>> Anyone have any experience trying to manage this in their set up?
>> Cheers,
>> Andy
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