[Sidefx-houdini-list] A thumbs up for Cops as a Nuke replacement
floyd at afcg.com
Mon Apr 9 18:00:39 EDT 2018
Another thumbs up for COPs, (and it's various name iterations).
A few little quirks, but it has been my one and only compositing tool
for decades, (IRIX/Linux).
On 4/10/18 4:40 AM, Larry Giunta wrote:
> 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.
>> 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.
>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> using 2 threads and the sequence rendering will be much faster.
>>>> Everything in this video was composited in cops.
>>>> And here is something that cops can do that no other 2d package can.
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