I have exported an alembic file from Houdini. The alembic file works fine inside Maya, the issue is that alembic files are really unstable in Maya, with heavy geometry coming from Houdini, crashes occur often. As a way around this I am trying to save the alembic files out as ASS files so they are not loaded inside Maya directly and instead are only loaded by Arnold at render time.
An issue is occurring when writing out the ASS files, only the frame currently in the viewport is being written out for each frame in the sequence.
Alembic Ogawa: https://goo.gl/acwJoH
Alembic HDF5: https://goo.gl/Q63Gx4
Export settings https://imgur.com/a/ZKvSl
Maya 2017 Updata 4
Win 10 64bit