[Sidefx-houdini-list] Moving assets along

Fabricio Chamon fabricio.chamon at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 07:40:02 EST 2017


thanks Sandy! makes sense

is there a way to set HOUDINI_OTLSCAN_PATH to "$JOB/hda" automatically upon
scene loading? do we have control while the session is running?

2017-12-08 14:46 GMT-02:00 Sandy Sutherland <sandy.maillists at gmail.com>:

> HDAs all the way, you might want to create a 'store' folder in your
> project, and then add this folder to HOUDINI_OTLSCAN_PATH on launch of
> houdini, then any HDAs saved in there, either as .otl or .hda files will
> get picked up and be available to load.
>
> S.
>
> On 8 December 2017 at 16:30, Fabricio Chamon <fabricio.chamon at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi there.
> >
> > (beginner question alert!)
> >
> > I'm preping/look-dev'ing props for a project, and want to hand over fully
> > contained node networks to other artists: geo import+materials+a very
> > simple rig+static particles.
> >
> > What is the most convenient way to pass over "stuff" down the pipe ? I'm
> > coming from Softimage, which has the "Model" concept, where I can
> > store/export everything into an encapsulated format.
> >
> > I understand HDAs might be the answer, but my props don't have any
> > parametric data, they are just simple props. Does it still makes sense to
> > have them shared as HDA's? I'm asking because it has a cost of installing
> > an asset.. or does the "hda" project folder gets scanned automatically
> when
> > setting up $JOB?
> >
> > I'd like to have some sort of top level container where I could
> distribute
> > a single file to others (don't need to embed textures or geometry, as
> they
> > are all referenced with relative paths inside the project folder).
> >
> > Thanks!
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