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Houdini Env Variables in File Browser

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Does anyone know how to show the evironment variables in the file browser when you open Houdini ?

We have a few servers that I have mapped to variables so I can use the scenes in different OSs. It works well.
I have the mapping happening on the 456.py where it recognizes the OS and sets the paths using hscript and python.

    hou.hscript("setenv LIB=/mnt/Library")

Like my $LIB is set to /mnt/Library in Linux and L: in Windows. I can look for files and render paths just fine in both OSs fine using $LIB. 

BUT I would like to see the env variables in the file browser when I open a file for instance on the left side of the browser and without adding the bookmark manually.

I maybe crazy but I think I used to see this just fine but it stopped working.

Does anyone know how to force this to work ? Is it some variable I am forgetting to set on Houdini.env ? I cannot find the info anywhere.

Thanks for any help.

Cheers

 

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The +/x buttons in the lower left hand side just add/remove entries from the jump.pref file (usually located in $HOME/houdiniX.Y/) so you can basically copy/move that file (or create your own) and put it somewhere everyone can see and they will pick up the bookmarks.

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hi, the file you are looking for is called jump.pref. You can edit the file in your houdini home folder:

 /houdini15.5/jump.pref 

open the file in a text editor and  paste in the network drives location path there. each line will be a new entry.

edit: in your case you can just add $LIB there

Edited by Doudini

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