installing just the houdini engine maya plug in

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Hi everyone. I don't know what to do. Maya does not recognize Houdini plugin

// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 935: Unable to dynamically load : G:/APPS/SideFX/Houdini Engine/Maya/19.0.383/maya2020/plug-ins/houdiniEngine.mll
The specified module could not be found.
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// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 935: The specified module could not be found.
(houdiniEngine) //
// Warning: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 938: Could not load G:/APPS/SideFX/Houdini Engine/Maya/19.0.383/maya2020/plug-ins/houdiniEngine.mll as a plug-in //
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How did you install the plugin? That is not a standard path.
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I've installed it via Launcher. Unreal plugins work perfectly
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Did you try the Houdini Engine toolbar in Houdini?
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seems like it doesn't work either
Edited by Roumonk - Nov. 27, 2021 05:19:04

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Should I reinstall Houdini to default path? Will it cause problems with my indie license (it seems like it will be fine)

In Maya folder I have houdini engine module file with no extension (automatically placed by Launcher). It it supposed to be that way?
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It won't affect your license. Please try installing it in the default location and see if that works. If it does, I'll pass this issue onto our launcher team for investigation.
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Reinstalled all SideFX stuff into default location. Now Maya plug-in works!! Thanks for your help

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Hi,
I just installed 19.0.531 and i cant get the plugin loaded in maya 2020.4 windows.
I installed houdini to the default suggested location.

if i try to load the plugin from the pluginwindow list i get this:

// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 317: Unable to dynamically load : C:/Program Files/Side Effects Software/Houdini 19.0.531/engine/maya/maya2020/plug-ins/houdiniEngine.mll
The specified procedure could not be found.
//
// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 317: The specified procedure could not be found.
(houdiniEngine) //



if i manually browse to the plugin and try to load it i get this.

// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 935: Unable to dynamically load : C:/Program Files/Side Effects Software/Houdini 19.0.531/engine/maya/maya2020/plug-ins/houdiniEngine.mll
The specified procedure could not be found.
//
// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 935: The specified procedure could not be found.
(houdiniEngine) //
// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 894: Object 'pluginManagerWindow|windowLyt|scrollLyt|parentLyt|PluginFrameLytMisc|PluginFrameLytMisc|PluginRowColLytMisc|plugLoadedChk82' not found. //
// Warning: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 938: Could not load C:/Program Files/Side Effects Software/Houdini 19.0.531/engine/maya/maya2020/plug-ins/houdiniEngine.mll as a plug-in //



I can manually still load the 18.0.348 plugin in maya.

any thoughts how this could be fixed?
Edited by kustaa - Feb. 23, 2022 03:59:02
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i tried different versions and the newest build i got working is 18.0.391
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How did you install the plugin? If you used the Houdini Engine toolbar in Houdini, please uninstall it, then reinstall Houdini with either the launcher, and install the plugin there, or use the normal installer with the Maya plugin option checked.
Edited by johnmather - Feb. 23, 2022 11:29:16
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I installed the engine with the regular houdini installer ( checking the option to install houdini engine for maya).
I had the older 18.0.348 HE plugin installed in maya before installing the new houdini/HE version.
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Same happened on a freshly installed system. same setup. can only make the 18.0.391 work in maya 2020.4
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I'm unable to reproduce this on Windows 10. Do you happen to be on Windows 11?
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im on win10 as well
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Do you have any additional plugins installed? Some plugins are known to cause issues with startup. Try disabling them and then start the plugin again.
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