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Launch terminal via Python in different linux distros

I’ve recently switched to KDE Neon for different experience, and realize that my python scripts for executing commands via launching terminal stopped working. And it hits me that specifying “gnome-terminal” would limit the scripts to only work on distros that comes with “gnome-terminal”, and KDE Neon doesn’t have it. As I looked into if there’s […]

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Developing Crowd Simulation with Nuke

I was tasked with development of crowd simulation during our third year film production, As You Command. The scene that requires a CG crowd takes place in a huge hockey rink with action in the foreground. Director James Cunningham gathered every students and lecturers in the class and shot almost 100 green screen plate for […]

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3D Topographical Map in After Effects! (soon)

It’s been a while since I touch after effects, being crazy in Nuke and all. But I just decided to pick up an old project and perhaps make a template/breakdown out of it. Looking into how complicated this project was, I must say, I miss the good old days in After Effects! Basically it is […]

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More nukescripts python panel tricks

I was writing an update to my setProjDir script, which is available on nukepedia at the moment of writing this. It is afunction requested from a user, for the script to affect selected nodes only. I’ve decided to go a step further and include options like exclude selected nodes or readgeo nodes. To do that, […]

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Nuke CSP error in Linux

Encounter this problem when I decided to work on a project Troll Bridge, which I started in Windows. This nuke script requires a LUT, CSP file and it is erroring in Linux only. Same Nuke version 11.1v2, same .nuke folder loaded, just the difference in OS. The real head-scratcher is this error message here: Couldn’t […]

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Installing DroidCam on CentOS 7

Basically what DroidCam does is it allows me to turn my android phone into a webcam and use it on Skype, Google+, or even as a surveillance device if I wish. And I chose this program over other webcam apps for android simply because its desktop client work on both Windows and Linux. What I […]

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Nuke 11 Frame Server setup

Recently I was working on a short film called “June”, directed by actor/director Dwayne Cameron. Unfortunately, the render farm software in the facility is under maintenance. Fortunately, it opened up an opportunity for me to look into Frame Server in Nuke 11 to learn how to utilize the whole room of computers around me! Basically, […]

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Nuke EnumerationPulldown

I was trying to create a simple panel with a dropdown menu, and had some trouble with nuke panel.addEnumerationPulldown. Here’s the code I was typing: opts = (‘on’, ‘from auto-localize path’, ‘off’) p = nuke.Panel(‘Change read localization’) p.addEnumerationPulldown(‘Set localization policy’, opts) I expected the panel to give me a dropdown list of on, from auto-localize […]

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Linux Snippets

This is a collection of linux tips/commands I found useful during my linux journey. I try out different linux distro every now and then so this post contains a mix of different distro as well. Currently I am running KDE Neon. Mounting NTFS file system after a fresh installation. yum –enablerepo=extras install epel-release yum install […]

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Write node auto versioning

n = nuke.thisNode() oValue = n[‘file’].evaluate() if os.path.isfile(oValue): (prefix, v) = nukescripts.version_get(oValue, ‘v’) v = int(v) n[‘file’].setValue(nukescripts.version_set(n[‘file’].value(), prefix, v, v + 1)) A few lines of python code I wrote to put in the beforeRender knob in Write node Python tab for auto versioning. That is if the file name matches the format of “_v##” […]

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