[Sidefx-houdini-list] Save an image after render to Mplay

Alvaro Castaneda varomix at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 13:28:21 EST 2016


Yeah I'm rendering the Cf plane to "mp" but I can't see progress, maybe I'm
doing something wrong, care to explain more in detail?

thanks Mark

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM, Mark Elendt <mark at sidefx.com> wrote:

> Instead of rendering to "ip", you could try rendering the Cf plane to
> the "md" device.  It's non-interactive, but shows progress.
>
> On Tuesday Jan 12 at 09:50, Alvaro Castaneda wrote:
> > Right now I have this
> > I render to disk but I have an extra image plane that renders Cf and in
> the
> > save in separate file filed I put md, this means it renders to disk then
> > pops up mplay when done.
> > That kinda works.
> > What I really would love to see is the live progress.
> >
> > Yeah I was thinking that well mplay is already listening for renders,
> there
> > might be a way to hook in to it, maybe :)
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Mark Elendt <mark at sidefx.com> wrote:
> >
> > > An alternative would be to launch mplay once the image is completely
> > > written to disk?
> > >
> > > Alternatively, you might be able to do something with the openport
> > > command in the textport in mplay.  I'm not sure what's possible or not
> > > though.
> > >
> > > On Tuesday Jan 12 at 01:24, Alvaro Castaneda wrote:
> > > > Hey guys
> > > > need your help
> > > >
> > > > is there a way I could save an image rendered to Mplay?
> > > > like post-render kinda script, maybe connecting to mplay and asking
> for
> > > the
> > > > frame.
> > > >
> > > > is there a way to trigger mplay to save the image to disk?
> > > > something like that.
> > > >
> > > > I'm writing a tool that renders a single image but is important that
> you
> > > > see the image been rendered to spot any errors etc.
> > > >
> > > > thank you
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