[Sidefx-houdini-list] A thumbs up for Cops as a Nuke replacement

Larry Giunta larry at gcreativestudios.com
Mon Apr 9 15:40:18 EDT 2018

I’ll preface this by saying that SESI support, as many of us know, is super helpful and very diligent.

COPs can be a trickier module though since its kind of hanging out there on the back burner.
In my experience, I find that most major releases seems to result in some weird, but intrusive, bug in COPs
Again - I’ll reference the current memory leak on OS X that cropped up with the release of H16.

I think working on OS X throws in additional obstacles since the majority of users are on Linux.
I’ve bounce between both and find that bugs on OS X seem to lead to more dead ends than ones I’ve submitted on Linux.
I’m not sure exactly why.

But I digress - the topic at hand is COPs in general.  Extremely useful as is, even without new features.
But would love the stability to simply be sured up across all supported platforms. 
That in itself would be tremendous.

Larry Giunta 
Creative Director
G Creative Studios

> On Apr 9, 2018, at 2:40 PM, David Johnson <daveinengland at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have been increasing our COPs usage also lately, but I'm extremely
> nervous about future support for COPs. I have a strong feeling that there
> will be big changes coming there and I'm uncomfortable putting too many
> eggs in that basket.
> I haven't heard anything one way or another from SideFX on this, it's just
> a gut feeling.
> Dave
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:27 AM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I love COPs! Now that they're being used more heavily for Heighfields,
>> they're likely to get even more stable too!
>> Like CHOPs, IMO it's an underutilised area of the package.
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
>> On 9 April 2018 at 09:30, saber jlassi <jlassisaber at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I use cops exclusively for all my compositing tasks, as long as it does
>> not
>>> involve tracking it or any vfx heavy tasks i find COPss the most reliable
>>> compositing toolset out there.
>>> If you have access to hqueue you can run multiple jobs simultaneously
>> each
>>> using 2 threads and the sequence rendering will be much faster.
>>> Everything in this video was composited in cops.
>>> https://vimeo.com/251109394
>>> And here is something that cops can do that no other 2d package can.
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/9z1wc2lqi9rp7bq/real_texture_jupiter.mp4?dl=0
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ie1v126hp21u4dd/live_cops_2.mp4?dl=0
>>> Thanks
>>> Saber
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