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Alembic export from Houdini OWAGA vs Default

Unread postby Emmanuel_Cambier » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:28 pm

I am struggling to fine a definitive answer to this question :

When exporting Alembics from Houdini, is it better to export using OGAWA or is the default file format ( I Don't mean HDF5 ) any better ?

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Re: Alembic export from Houdini OWAGA vs Default

Unread postby gjennings » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:58 pm

Hi Emmanuel,

from the Houdini documentation, "Default uses whichever file format is the default for the current version of Houdini" so I guess you can specify this somehwere in your preferences maybe? As far as I know your choices are Ogawa or HDF5 and you should go for Ogawa which is faster and creates smaller caches.

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Re: Alembic export from Houdini OWAGA vs Default

Unread postby Emmanuel_Cambier » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:38 pm

Hi Greg,

I guess I was under the impression that the default option was a third possibility, but I think you are reading it correctly, it boils down to Ogawa vs HDF5.

So I guess it's gonna be Ogawa all the way !!

Thanks a lot Greg !!

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Re: Alembic export from Houdini OWAGA vs Default

Unread postby gjennings » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 am

You're welcome ! :)
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