Download HDA – version 1.2
A python script runs when you click ‘Generate Shell’ that sets up a series of nodes and references that I find myself using repeatedly.
The basic workflow is to control all versioning for renders and caches with the top ‘CONTROLS’ node, build the system in the light blue Geometry node and pipe anything to be cached into the ‘TO DISK’ null. As systems develop copy/paste the entire light blue Geometry node to version it up. Finally, put materials on and render using the light red ‘RENDER’ node, either loading from disk or from a specific version of your system.
Version 1.2 – Supports Octane, and new ‘linked render pass’ feature.