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HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby sauloarruda » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:33 pm

sauloarruda Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Hi everyone,
I am Lightwave user, and I have bought Houdini Indie, and I have Enterprise All-Access Plugin License. And this is my first time opening Houdini. I read on the manual that I have to Insert the OctaneRender plugin folder path to the houdini.env file.
But I am not finding this file. I searched for this file, and there is no file with this name.
I put the octane pluguin on:
C:\Users\Usuário\Documents\Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64
And Houdini is:
C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.5.173

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance,

Saulo
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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby sauloarruda » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:41 pm

sauloarruda Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:41 pm
So I found the .envi file. But I open it, and it is like this:

#
# Houdini Environment Settings
#
# The contents of this file are read into the environment
# at startup. They will override any existing entries in
# the environment.
#
# The syntax is one entry per line as follows:
# VAR = VALUE
#
# Values may be quoted
# VAR = "VALUE"
#
# Values may be empty
# VAR =
#

# Example:
#
# HOUDINI_NO_SPLASH = 1



What Do I have to do with this text?
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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby juanjgon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm

juanjgon Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Hi,

To configure the Octane plugin in Houdini you need to edit the houdini.env file that you have in your user Documents/houdini17.5 directory. On it, you need to add a couple of environment variables (PATH and HOUDINI_PATH) pointing to the Octane core libs available inside the plugin and to the plugin itself.

Let's say that you have uncompressed the Houdini plugin from the .zip file to "C:\Otoy\Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64" ... in this case, your houdini.env file should be:

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HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "C:\Otoy\Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64\bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:\Otoy\Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64;&"



Hope it helps,

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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby sauloarruda » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:27 pm

sauloarruda Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:27 pm
I am getting this message on the console.


ERROR: Couldn't open resource file "resources" (No such file or directory)
Could not initialize the help server:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named houdinihelp

ERROR: Couldn't find 'SI_ColorEditor.ui' for reading. Looked in:
C:/Program Files/OTOY/Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64/config/Applications
&"/config/Applications
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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby sauloarruda » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:29 pm

sauloarruda Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:29 pm
#
# Houdini Environment Settings
#
# The contents of this file are read into the environment
# at startup. They will override any existing entries in
# the environment.
#
# The syntax is one entry per line as follows:
# VAR = VALUE
#
# Values may be quoted
# VAR = "VALUE"
#
# Values may be empty
# VAR =
#

# Example:
#
# HOUDINI_NO_SPLASH = 1

HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2

PATH = "C:\Program Files\OTOY\Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64\bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = C:\Program Files\OTOY\Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.173_Win64;&"
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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby juanjgon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:39 pm

juanjgon Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:39 pm
You have a mistake in the HOUDINI_PATH line. The opening quotation marks character is missing ...

Thanks,
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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby sauloarruda » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:43 pm

sauloarruda Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Hi,

I Changed my octane pluguin path to match your example, and now It is working.

Thank you for effort to help me.

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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby Paulbrownv » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:06 pm

Paulbrownv Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Hi @Juanjgon
I'm having the same issue now that I updated to Houdini 17.5.258
I've downloaded the latest matching versions of the plugin and standalone, but its not loading. (Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.258_Win64)
I even changed my directory to the same path as on your example.
Is there a way to see a log or to find out why its not loading? I'm also loading other things like MOPS and the Houdini Game tools, and those are loading up fine. (I also disabled everything except Octane and no luck either)

Thanks!
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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby juanjgon » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:48 pm

juanjgon Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Paulbrownv wrote:Hi @Juanjgon
I'm having the same issue now that I updated to Houdini 17.5.258
I've downloaded the latest matching versions of the plugin and standalone, but its not loading. (Octane_2018.1.0.7_Houdini_17.5.258_Win64)
I even changed my directory to the same path as on your example.
Is there a way to see a log or to find out why its not loading? I'm also loading other things like MOPS and the Houdini Game tools, and those are loading up fine. (I also disabled everything except Octane and no luck either)

Thanks!
Paul


Hi,

What Octane version are you installing? The latest one is 2018.1.3.0. You should try to use this build:
viewtopic.php?f=102&t=71789

Once installed, if you want to attach your houdini.env file, and the path where you have the plugin, I can take a look at it here ...

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Re: HOW to Install? ( LW User)

Postby Paulbrownv » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:58 pm

Paulbrownv Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Hi Juanjo,

Thanks for responding.
I do have the latest version installed, and I created an Otoy folder on C drive, like on your example.

Here's my env file:

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HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "C:\Otoy\Octane_2018.1.3.0_Houdini_17.5.258_Win64\bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:\Otoy\Octane_2018.1.3.0_Houdini_17.5.258_Win64;&"


MOPS = "C:/Users/X99 STRIX/Documents/MOPS;&"
HOUDINI_PATH = $MOPS;&

# GAMES DEVELOPMENT TOOLSET
HOUDINI_PATH = $HOUDINI_PATH;$APPDATA\SideFX\GameDevToolset\17.5\1.172;&
PATH = $APPDATA\SideFX\GameDevToolset\17.5\1.172\bin;$PATH

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