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  02 February 2005
Question Batching w/ glightwave.exe

Does anyone know if one can batch-process .lwo object files using SideFX's supplied LW geometry processor?

Also does anyone know if they have an updated "object definition" 'cause I have to save objects in LW at 5.5 files to get Houdini to read them...
 
  02 February 2005
Why not write a batch/shell script to call glightwave multiple times?

Last edited by dantea : 02 February 2005 at 04:12 AM.
 
  02 February 2005
Dantea, Thanx!



It's 'cause I'm Lazy! Nagh, I actually am sort of disappointed because I consider myself an old pro within dos. It's been ages since I've wrote a batch file... I've been digesting the "new" script host and all of it's trappings... I need to spend a weekend "batching"- here at work I need a few myself for file prunning. I have to keep up with thousands of black-lines and their related stages of approval in the construction business. Basically I've had my head inside of debabalyzer for too long!

peace
 
  02 February 2005
Originally Posted by dantea: Why not write a batch/shell script to call glightwave multiple times?

I was about to suggest that...


Originally Posted by glassefx: It's 'cause I'm Lazy! Nagh, I actually am sort of disappointed because I consider myself an old pro within dos. It's been ages since I've wrote a batch file... I've been digesting the "new" script host and all of it's trappings... I need to spend a weekend "batching"- here at work I need a few myself for file prunning. I have to keep up with thousands of black-lines and their related stages of approval in the construction business. Basically I've had my head inside of debabalyzer for too long!

peace

I'm not really a DOS person, even in Windows I use and prefer Cygwin over DOS. So, as far as UNIX-style shell scripting goes, you could do something like this:


#!/bin/sh

for i in object.*.lwo
do
glightwave -s $i $i.bgeo
done


The input of my example would be: "object.$F3.lwo" ("object.001.lwo", "object.002.lwo", "object.003.lwo", "object.003.lwo" ..) and the output should become: "object.$F3.lwo.bgeo" ("object.001.lwo.bgeo", "object.002.lwo.bgeo", "object.003.lwo.bgeo", "object.003.lwo.bgeo" ..)

Last edited by MG : 02 February 2005 at 01:57 PM.
 
  02 February 2005
Doing batch mode stuff in DOS is quite icky - I don't blame you for not wanting to do it. Do you have Houdini Select+? Or are you on Apprentice? If you have Select, you can render geometry sequences very easily using the Geometry ROP.

Take care,
Jason
 
  02 February 2006
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