[Sidefx-houdini-list] Material libraries

Andy Nicholas andy at andynicholas.com
Thu Jan 28 04:57:48 EST 2016


Thanks for that Jon, I'll check those out.

Andy

On 28/01/2016 03:24, jon parker wrote:
> 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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