I see. Well, I don’t have a whole lot of experience with this yet, but here is my thinking…
- One issue I have had is when I open up a script elsewhere on the network or on a different operating system, the Nuke read nodes auto-localize the read path, so my scripts open up perfectly under mac or windows, and in different places on the network if shots get moved around. However, the Octane environment input always breaks and has to be reset. If it were governed by a Nuke read node instead, that wouldn’t happen.
- Another advantage would be that it would be useful to use Nuke resources to live-color-correct, filter, or otherwise process images or animation going into the environment node. I am speculating, since I have not needed to do that yet, but I can see that being an advantage.
Thanks so much for you help! It is much appreciated!