How do I install Houdini on Linux?
The installer must be run using sudo.
- Make sure that the install file is not located in root's home folder (/root) as this will give you permission errors during the install process.
- Install the License Server component if:
- installing for Houdini Indie or Houdini Apprentice.
- the computer is a license server to serve licenses to client machines, or
- a Workstation (nodelock, not using a remote license server) is installed.
- If the computer is a client machine and will use a remote license server, you do not need to install the License Server component.
- Open a Terminal.
- Unpack the downloaded tar.gz archive.
$ tar -xvf houdini-18.0.287-linux_x86_64_gcc6.3.tar.gz
// This should create a directory called
- Go into the unpacked directory and run the houdini.install script using sudo.
$ cd houdini-18.0.287-linux_x86_64_gcc6.3
$ sudo ./houdini.install
Alternatively, you can also double click on the
houdini.installfile with your mouse. It will run the installer in a terminal.
- If installing for a license server, or Houdini Apprentice or Houdini Indie, make sure to install the License Server component (5 in the image above) in the installer.
- The licensing menu may appear during the installation process if no installed licenses can be detected.
- If you are installing Apprentice, choose "Install Houdini Apprentice license.
- If you are installing a commercial product, choose I have a paid license for Houdini.
For more information about licensing Houdini please refer to Licensing a Houdini product
To launch Houdini from the Terminal, type the following:
$ cd /opt/hfs18.0
$ source houdini_setup
// This should setup the Houdini environment for you.