Adventures in the GDPR dimension

With the DSGVO / GDPR going live, there's a nice little mix of confusion, disinformation, panic and chaos going around. And I'm part of this pack of headless chickens running around aimlessly, protecting ourselves against the predators (of the lawyering profession)…

Incremental Save in Houdini

Increasing your scene file's version number is something you (hopefully) do often. The built in version isn't as flexible as I'd like, so... here you go. You can add this Python script to your shelf and then, through the magic of…

ma_toolbar - A simple After Effects toolbar

Going through menu structures to run plugins or scripts in After Effects gets old very quickly. So two years ago I made this little script that will generate a custom toolbar. It's really nothing fancy at all, and I forgot…

Force domain-wide Group Policy update

Since we moved our workstations to a Windows domain, the administration of those workstations has become significantly easier. One of the reasons for this are of course Group Policies. However, sometimes it's rather inconvenient to have to wait for the clients…

Houdini PRT ROP

Since people are still asking for it, I’m trying to keep the PRT ROP for Houdini somewhat current. You’ll always find the latest version on Github: https://github.com/flipswitchingmonkey/houdini_PRTROP/releases Installation is straight forward: just download the zip from the Releases page on…

PowerShell Grep Sed

If you're familiar with grep and sed on Linux, you may come to miss them in a Windows environment (although the WSL subsystem / GNU tools for Windows exist, so...). Thankfully, with Powershell we have equally competent tools at hand.

New Blog

For our new lab blog, I was looking for a lightweight, yet full-featured CMS solution, that would give me a lot of control over its inner workings, but not require a whole lot of setup to run. After some research,…

Free After Effects subtitles-import plugin on GitHub

After fighting a number of uphill battles trying to burn subtitles for DCPs in a half-way convenient manner, we finally decided it was time to build our own solution. Which we then put on GitHub, for you to play with…