[Sidefx-houdini-list] packed primitives via command line

Sandy Sutherland sandy.maillists at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 05:03:19 EDT 2016


No problem Floyd,

This page is quite a good explanation of this -
https://www.sidefx.com/docs/houdini/model/packed

S.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:27 AM, Floyd Gillis <floyd at afcg.com> wrote:

> Thank you Sandy, Mark, and Neil for your suggestions.
>
> I think I need to read up a bit more on packed disk primitives, packed
> geometry primitives, etc.
> I'm not fully understanding what these are and how to use them.
> I was under the impression that memory use, interaction, geometry file
> sizes, ifd sizes, etc. would all benefit if all geometry were "packed".
>
> Time to do a little homework.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Floyd
>
> On 10/12/16 12:31 AM, Neil Dickson wrote:
>
>> The File Merge SOP may be useful.  You can tell it to load a sequence as
>> packed disk primitives
>>
>> Note that if you create one file for each original file, each containing
>> either one packed disk primitive or one packed geometry primitive, there's
>> no advantage over having just the original files, (as far as I know).  If
>> you create a single file, there may be organizational advantages, but
>> there
>> may or may not be any performance advantages, depending on the specific
>> situation.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Neil
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Floyd Gillis <floyd at afcg.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Sandy, will give it a shot.
>>>
>>> Was hoping for something simple like "gconvert".
>>>
>>> Cheers.
>>>
>>> On 10/11/16 5:57 PM, Sandy Sutherland wrote:
>>>
>>> Make a simple scene to do it once, then use hython and a simple python
>>>> script to change the file paths and press the render button.  You can
>>>> easily make the scene too using python.
>>>>
>>>> S.
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Floyd Gillis <floyd at afcg.com <mailto:
>>>> floyd at afcg.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>      Hello List,
>>>>
>>>>      I've got a project with hundreds of geometry files (.bgeo) that I
>>>>      need to convert to packed primitives.
>>>>
>>>>      Anyone know if there's a way to convert from .bgeo to "packed
>>>>      primitives" .bgeo via the linux command line?
>>>>
>>>>      Thanks
>>>>
>>>>      Floyd
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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