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Plugin not loading in UE 4.24 Dec. 26, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

I installed twice and double checked that check box next to the UE plugin, so it is definitely installed, unless I have to do something else which is not documented or stated clearly in any other way. I start a new project in UE 4.24, but there is no Houdini plugin, other than Houdini Niagara. What seems to be a problem here? How to force the plugin to load in UE 4.24? I could not find anything useful on any forum which addresses this problem. I use a Windows machine with the latest Houdini 18 build.

Mac Pro, Metal & moving forward Nov. 13, 2019, 7:46 a.m.

I bought a special machine for Houdini and other CGI stuff when I realized how painfully expensive is my iMac 5K retina. This turned out to be very expensive and not usable monitor. The processor is already old and the graphic card is impossible to replace. To sum it up for the OP, Mac Pro is not worth investment. Not even in the big pipeline studios, I can't see how the 4K price just for the machine and expect to invest in the pro monitor another 4K (with the ergonomic stand it will be 5K). Realistically, you can get beautiful result for investing 5K with custom made machine which includes a 4K monitor. Mac asks you 9K for the arguably less impressive result. I am not sure who is the target for these new machines. Maybe some huge studios who need one or few machines with expensive monitors specialized for color grading and mastering. Other than that, I have no idea who should buy these overpriced machines. Word of advice - save your money. Sooner you get off the MacOS addiction, better for you, your projects, and your wallet. And this is coming from the current Mac user, I am still on Apple in all other aspects, my laptop, working machine for 2D stuff. But for CGI I think Pavel is absolutely right, so far Windows is the best bet, unfortunately.

Houdini Hive at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 videos? Nov. 11, 2019, 7:08 a.m.

Hey guys, not sure if this topic is right for this end of the forum, if not, move it elsewhere freely.

Was just wondering if there are going to be any videos from the Houdini Hive lectures and talks from the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane? I am quite interested to see the second “Houdini- you're learning it wrong” talk by Matt Estela, as well as many of the other talks … The titles are quite interesting.
They always publish videos after the event, so far. Usually comes after few days of the end of the event.