so I've tried almost all day and cannot find a solution online. Apologies if I am missing something obvious, I'm totally new to Houdini.
I've downloaded and installed Houdini Apprentice and imported the Houdini Engine for Unity, inside Unity. But when I try to import a Houdini Asset into Unity, I get the following Error message, in the Unity Console.
Houdini Engine: Cooking failed for asset:
HAPI Error: Non-commercial (Apprentice) assets not allowed with limited commercial (Indie) licenses.
HoudiniEngineUnity.HEU_HAPIUtilityrocessHoudiniCookStatus(HEU_SessionBase, String) (at Assets/Plugins/HoudiniEngineUnity/Scripts/Core/HEU_HAPIUtility.cs:568)
HoudiniEngineUnity.HEU_HoudiniAsset:CreateAndCookAsset(HEU_SessionBase, Int32, Int32&, Boolean) (at Assets/Plugins/HoudiniEngineUnity/Scripts/Asset/HEU_HoudiniAsset.cs:1777)
HoudiniEngineUnity.HEU_HoudiniAsset:InternalStartRecook(Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) (at Assets/Plugins/HoudiniEngineUnity/Scripts/Asset/HEU_HoudiniAsset.cs:1092)
HoudiniEngineUnity.HEU_HoudiniAsset:RecookAsync(Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) (at Assets/Plugins/HoudiniEngineUnity/Scripts/Asset/HEU_HoudiniAsset.cs:954)
HoudiniEngineUnity.HEU_HoudiniAsset:AssetUpdate() (at Assets/Plugins/HoudiniEngineUnity/Scripts/Asset/HEU_HoudiniAsset.cs:543)
HoudiniEngineUnity.HEU_AssetUpdater:Update() (at Assets/Plugins/HoudiniEngineUnity/Scripts/Asset/HEU_AssetUpdater.cs:68)
Now this message makes me think that it is not possible to use the Apprentice version with Unity. But on https://www.sidefx.com/products/houdini-engine/plug-ins/unity-plug-in/ [www.sidefx.com] it states: “PLEASE NOTE: The Houdini Engine plug-ins do not work with FREE Houdini Apprentice. You should use the FREE Houdini Engine Indie instead.”
Now I thought my mistake was to install the Houdini Engine, and not the Indie Engine, but I cannot, for the life of me, find a download or isntallation for “Houdini Engine Indie”. In the Houdini Installer, it only shows the Houdini Unity Engine.
I am attaching Screenshots of my License Manager and the Houdini Engine window I get inside Unity.
I'd be incredibly grateful if anybody could help me out. I'd love to try out Houdini for Unity and see if it would be a fit for my company, since it looks very exciting.