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Blender 2.8 Smoke Domain Does Not Respect "Relative Paths" switch in preferences.
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System Information
Operating system:windows 10
Graphics card: Quadro FX3700M

version: 2.80 (sub 58), branch: blender2.7, commit date: 2019-04-24 02:30, hash: 1b839e85e142, type: Release
build date: 23/04/2019, 20:12
platform: Windows

Short description of error
Blender 2.8 Smoke Domain Does Not Respect "Relative Paths" switch in preferences.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Create Smoke Domain.
Save Scene in an Empty folder "y:\tmp\scene\untitled.blender".
go To Domain Settings and set domain cache switch called "External" checkbox to True - filepath is already relative "..\..\..\" .
Set the path to absolute folder located in the same folder scene is in.
Save a scene.
Path is correct "y:\tmp\scene\Smoke\".
reopen the scene.
Path is correct "y:\tmp\scene\Smoke\".
Save the scene in different folder "y:\tmp\test\untitled.blender".
Path is now relative
..\Smoke\Smoke\ even though "relative paths" are disable in preferences.

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

Let's say I would like to hand off the cache I have just generated via a messaging system to one of my peers:

  • Hey John, I have updated the cache, it's over here: "//..\..\..\..\cache\smoke\denser\"

Instead of copying the value from filepath field, I can go over whole chain of operations.
See where the scene is located, copy that into a notepad, go to the domain settings, copy filepath
into a notepad and concatenate that myself. and paste it into messaging system.

Do you see what I mean ?

Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) triaged this task as Waiting for Developer to Reproduce priority.May 10 2019, 12:29 PM