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HDMake Temporary file location

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  • I am finding that I can usually get some good performance improvements in my image pipeline by optimizing spindle usage. hdmake looks like it is using the windows TEMP directory for temporary files. Would it be possible to add the ability to specify an alternate location for temporary files on the command line e.g., "-tempdir <path>"?

    David


    • Edited by David Rogers Monday, 8 August, 2011 12:34 AM style
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 12:34 AM

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  • Hello David,

    It looks like hdmake borrowed some old code from Image Composite Editor (one of our other products).  So, if you create a Windows environment variable named ICE_CACHE_LOCATION and set its value to a path on your system, then you can change the temp location that hdmake uses.  But, I do like your suggestion for a longer term fix of having a command line option.

     


    Monday, 8 August, 2011 1:39 AM
    Owner

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  • Hello David,

    It looks like hdmake borrowed some old code from Image Composite Editor (one of our other products).  So, if you create a Windows environment variable named ICE_CACHE_LOCATION and set its value to a path on your system, then you can change the temp location that hdmake uses.  But, I do like your suggestion for a longer term fix of having a command line option.

     


    Monday, 8 August, 2011 1:39 AM
    Owner
  • Oh! Huzzah! :-) Thanks! I only have 13 GB available on my system drive, and that goes pretty fast!
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 2:07 AM