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Startup – Houdini Environment Python Tool



Gitlab Repository:

https://gitlab.com/e_noni/ns_startup

https://gitlab.com/e_noni/ns_startup_server (chat server beta)

Note: this Tool is closely based on my way of working, naming stuff and organizing my files/apps. You need some knowledge of Python to manage this to get ready for your Workplace. (Windows only)


Supports Redshift, Renderman, Octane, Arnold, V-Ray
Build Presets/Package Files. Select which Renderer, Workgroups & Environment-Variables you need.
Quick Access to Presets/Packages
Manage your Packages

This python script was created to starting Houdini easily with the right Workgroups/Renderers etc. without changing always the local .env file.

Done with Python 2.7 & PyQt4 (Windows only). Including a WOL functionality for my TrueNAS Fileserver and a preset/job system.
The preset system can be used globally, to make them accessible to other clients/workstations.
I implemented a preset “Check” to make sure the Workgroups/Renderers are physically existing.
If not, you will get a warning, so you can reinstall the missing apps.

Also onboard, a little chat client (Beta).

Create Package .json files or start Houdini direct with right Environment-Variables you need.