Colby WinfieldYou need to have Houdini version 18.5.633 installed. Then use the GitHub version of Houdini Engine V2 for 18.5.633. It worked for me but please follow instructions found here:xycy9I'm also having trouble installing the Houdini Engine plugin in UE5. Did you manage to get it working?
I don't know why the houdini engine V-2 can't work in UE5. Could any guys can help me?
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Houdini Engine for Unreal - Version 2.0.3
Update 3 of the V2 Plugin.
The plug-in is now linked to Houdini 18.5.633 / HAPI 3.6.3.
Documentation for version 2.0 of the plug-in is available:
Binaries are currently available for UE4.26, UE4.25, UE4.24.
Note: These are manual builds of the plugin, which can sometimes cause issues with windows defender/antivirus.
Also, if the plugin fails to start the Houdini Engine session, you may have to enable a custom Houdini location in the plugin settings and point it to Houdini 18.5.633's bin directory.
Extract and Copy the "HoudiniEngine" folder to:
the "UE4.XX\Engine\Plugins\Runtime" folder for an engine installation.
the "UEPROJECT\Plugins" folder for a project installation (the project is recommended for the UE5 version of the plugin)
I hope this works for you brother.