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Feeding the output tab
« on: June 19, 2009, 03:53:33 PM »
Hi - Is there a way to tell the qbsub command the image to display in the output tab?


I'm writing our own python based submission script for maya and I'm having trouble locating where and how in the documentation it explains how to associate an output image for the viewing tab with a job.  Any info would be appreciated.


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Re: Feeding the output tab
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 06:36:12 PM »
FYI this was emailed to me.


Hi Pink,

The GUI looks at each agenda item's "resultpackage" for an
entry named "outputPaths", which is a comma-separated string
of output file paths.

If you do, on a command prompt, a "qbjobs --data <JOBID>",
where a <JOBID> is the jobID of a job of one of our jobtypes
that display the results in the "output" preview tab, you should
be able to see it.

You can't really tell the qbsub command to populate that field--
you'd have to write your own frontend or backend, and then fill
out each agenda item's resultpackage's outputPaths.  Your agenda
list, for example in Python, would look like:

'agenda': [Work({'resultpackage': {'outputPaths': '/path/to/myimg.001.tif'}, 'name': '001'}),
            Work({'resultpackage': {'outputPaths': '/path/to/myimg.002.tif'}, 'name': '002'}),
            Work({'resultpackage': {'outputPaths': '/path/to/myimg.003.tif'}, 'name': '003'})]

See the attached sample python script (also should be found in your
QBDIR/examples/python/ directory) for an example.