Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby juanjgon » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:52 pm

juanjgon Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:52 pm
In the Houdini bin folder? Where, in the main Houdini installation folder? This is not a good place for the plugin at all.

I've just checked the demo version and it is right, it is the 3.05.3.0 version. I don't know how, but somehow you have an older plugin version in your system, probably in your $HOME/houdini15.5 folder.

I think that you should delete the $HOME/houdini15.5 folder, and be sure that you don't have the plugin in any place, including your main Houdini bin folder, if you have dropped it there.

Later follow the installation instructions: extract the plugin folder from the .zip file (the "Octane_3.05.3.0_Houdini_15.5.673_demo_Win64" folder), put it in any place on your hard disk, and add the plugin config info to the houdini.env file to point to the plugin directory.

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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby VISUAL360 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:01 pm

VISUAL360 Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:01 pm
What does this exactly mean?

PATH = "C:/path/to/octane/bin;$PATH"

HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/path/to/octane;&"

I have my Octane demo folder in my downloads folder so what would be the correct path (or rather, what do I have to change in those two lines above and keep so it's accurate).

Do I add this after the HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2 line??

Not trying to be difficult but it's not super clear.
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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby VISUAL360 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:03 pm

VISUAL360 Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:03 pm
Also, what is the $HOME folder you are referring to. Where is it?
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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby juanjgon » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:14 pm

juanjgon Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:14 pm
The $HOME/houdini15.5 folder is the main Houdini config folder. Usually it is located in your user "Documents" folder, for example: "C:\Users\Juanjo\Documents\houdini15.5"

It is created by Houdini the first time you launch it, and inside you can find the houdini.env file, that is the place to configure the Houdini plugins paths.

You must edit the houdini.env file and set the two variables to define the plugin paths, in your case for example:

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HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2

PATH = "C:/Users/xxxxxx/Downloads/Octane_3.05.3.0_Houdini_15.5.673_demo_Win64/bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/Users/xxxxxx/Downloads/Octane_3.05.3.0_Houdini_15.5.673_demo_Win64;&"


Of course, you must replace the "xxxxxxx" with your user name ... But anyway you should be sure that you don't have an older plugin version inside this folder, so it is better delete it, start Houdini to let it create a new clean one, and later edit the houdini.env file.

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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby VISUAL360 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:32 pm

VISUAL360 Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Thanks for your patience.

Will give it another try later tonight. Appreciate you simplifying that for me.
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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby VISUAL360 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:45 pm

VISUAL360 Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:45 pm
Got it running!!

Thanks!
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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby juanjgon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:16 am

juanjgon Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:16 am
Great! Happy rendering ;)

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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby VISUAL360 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:15 am

VISUAL360 Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:15 am
Hi Juanjo,

Does the octane demo work with houdini apprentice?
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Re: Octane (Demo) Plugin Options...Which GPU?

Postby juanjgon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:50 am

juanjgon Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:50 am
The IPR could work, but the ROP node render button will not work.

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