[Sidefx-houdini-list] Material libraries

jon parker parker.jon at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 22:24:29 EST 2016


Hi Andy,
Check out the IFD archive scripts here (not mine):

https://github.com/mitrakhov/pipeline/tree/master/software/houdini/soho

I've used them in the past successfully.  If they don't fit your needs
exactly it should be relatively easy to modify them.

Jon

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:53 AM, Andy Nicholas <andy at andynicholas.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've got a scene with a ton of shaders in it and I'd like to cache them out
> as an IFD so I can import it at render time, rather than having to include
> them all in the IFD for every single frame. Is that possible? Is there a way
> of #including IFDs into a render and have them be able to be referenced by
> objects in the main scene?
>
> I'm currently looking at delayed load archives, I can render the shaders if
> they're on objects in the archive, but I can't find a way to use the
> archived shaders working as references from scene objects.
>
> Has anyone done anything similar and got it working?
>
> Thanks,
> Andy
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