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Started by skara, September 04, 2014, 06:55:05 am

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September 04, 2014, 06:55:05 am Last Edit: September 04, 2014, 07:04:10 am by skara

Love the 3.0 dev1 release firstly  :D So file input and output some features that would help general workflows:

Tiled file input does not allow relative paths, this is a blocker on some dataset builds on the farm.
The tiled file input does not cater for files that contain an alpha channel, while file output will allow alpha channels to be saved.
The file input and output would benefit from a way to specify a custom file extension.
We currently use. r16 in world machine and external DCC, but the file extensions are different. In DCC the file is simply a .raw file extensions, but still a .r16 internally
A way to load a custom file extension and specify its file type would be very useful and cut out a whole step of renaming data when moving data between DCC to world machine and then back to DCC.
What are the chances of releasing a complete input/ output node sample in the PDK this would allow some community development for you? Support of exotic file formats etc.
Being able to load and save to memory mapped files opens a whole new dynamic to hot-linking into world machine and tighter pipeline.

On a related tangent, is there any long term plan to allow .Net languages access to world machine via PDK wrapper?



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