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hello a weired question can you run houdini with a command like houdini.exe -file.hip. that loads houdini and the file. This is for a java front end that i'm writting to control a landscape creator.

cheers bren.

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greets!

if your env variables are set correctly you should be able to type this at a csh prompt:

%houdini FartV666.hip

it will load houdini and a specific file...

did i understand you correctly?

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cheers i think i found away to do it anyway i used the string

"C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 5.5.52\bin\hview.exe" "C:\file.hip"

and it worked fine

cheers anyway bren.

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If you have file associations set up correctly so that you can double-click on a hip file in Windows, then you can simply do this:

start myfile.hip

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if you're starting Houdini - or hview.exe in this case, you might want to try to use an env variable instead of the full path, like $HFS...this way users are not tied to one build...

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arctor: could i have a little bit more information as i don't know what you mean by a env variable.

cheers to ever one bren

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env > environment variable... like $home, $job, etc

Houdini has one calle $HFS - for Houdini file system (I think)

if you can use that in your application then it won't matter what version of Houdini a user has because the $HFS will point to the install directory

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