ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

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ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby pegot » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:31 pm

pegot Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:31 pm
When exporting to ORBX Blender Octane creates a temporary Alembic file in Users/User Name/livedb/alembic.

I noticed that after the ORBX is successfully exported to whatever its final destination is (for me a NAS) the ABC is converted to another ORBX file but is not deleted. It stays in the Users livedb directory. When exporting large files – particularly fluid sims - it is not unusual to wind up with 20 – 30 GB ORBX files. Why aren’t these files automatically removed after a successful export? This is a sure way of quickly clogging up ones system drive.

This also brings me to another question: Is it possible to set a different drive where these “temporary” files are created during ORBX export? I recently had an incident where ORBX export failed because my system drive at the time had only 20 GB remaining but the ORBX must have needed more temporary space for completion. Being able to customize the path and drive where these files are created during ORBX export would elevate such situations.

Please let me know if this functionality currently exists, or if I should put it in as a feature request.
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby J.C » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:01 pm

J.C Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Reported it again:
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby DrawFun » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:33 am

DrawFun Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:33 am
Hello,

Thanks for your reports. We will add this feature in the next build.

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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby J.C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:25 pm

J.C Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:25 pm
DrawFun wrote:Hello,

Thanks for your reports. We will add this feature in the next build.

Cheers,
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby ChrisH » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm

ChrisH Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Hi

I might be wrong, but I think the setting is in the Add-On Preferences (go to the User Preferences (Ctrl+Alt+U in 2.79) > Addons and search for Octane).
You might want to deselect "Relative Path" in the left panel in the "Open Path" window (otherwise it will be relative to each .blend) (Also, remember to Save User Settings! ;D )
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby J.C » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:36 pm

J.C Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:36 pm
ChrisH wrote:Hi

The setting is in the Add-On Preferences (go to the User Preferences (Ctrl+Alt+U in 2.79) > Addons and search for Octane).
You might want to deselect "Relative Path" in the left panel in the "Open Path" window (otherwise it will be relative to each .blend) (Also, remember to Save User Settings! ;D )


This is local database path for storing materials if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby ChrisH » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:16 am

ChrisH Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:16 am
You're right, I was mistaken, I'm sorry.

Reading the "Release notes" again it seems that it uses Blenders Temp directory (under File in User Preferences).
This seems to be corroborated by the fact that there's an "alembic_export.orbx" file in that directory after I exported an ORBX.
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby linograndiotoy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:52 am

linograndiotoy Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:52 am
ChrisH wrote:You're right, I was mistaken, I'm sorry.

Reading the "Release notes" again it seems that it uses Blenders Temp directory (under File in User Preferences).
This seems to be corroborated by the fact that there's an "alembic_export.orbx" file in that directory after I exported an ORBX.


Confirmed, just as reported in the Release note.
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby J.C » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:32 pm

J.C Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:32 pm
There is still no option to disable this. Other plugins and standalone have this possibility.
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Re: ORBX export and creation of temp file in Users directory

Postby linograndiotoy » Thu May 02, 2019 6:20 pm

linograndiotoy Thu May 02, 2019 6:20 pm
We're going to add this option as soon as possible.
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