Tod Ryan

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Wagner Recent Houdini Webinar July 23, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

I was invited but unable to participate, regrettably. Will this webinar be posted online at some point in the future?

RenderMan won't work...aargh! May 22, 2016, 7:31 a.m.

You guys need to relax….deep breath….exhale….

I tried all this, been doing the 3D thing for years…this…simply…does…not…work….

I've checked many forums, changed my env variables, blah, blah, blah….

If my original post seems a bit terse then this attitude comes from the amount of absurd, ridiculous waste of time that I spent on something that is NOT an issue with Maya or Blender (and likely the upcoming C4D plugin), but specific to Houdini. I don't know if it's a Windows 10 issue or what–but this should never be an issue when installing a plugin. It's like “we did the bare minimum to get this thing to kinda work–you guys are on your own.”

Having said all this, Houdini Indie is only $200 (I absolutely applaud this package), and Renderman is free. Me no stay awake at night ova' dis…..

RenderMan won't work...aargh! May 20, 2016, 7:36 p.m.

Based on my research this has been an issue for some time; it's really nothing new. I contacted Side Effects support but they were zero help. I don't get it. I really don't. I've installed many plugins in various software over the years, but I have never seen anything like this. Should I really have to go into Windows and change the environment variables? Really? This is clearly a lapse on Side Effects, not Renderman–Houdini itself simply can't find the tools in Renderman.

I probably shouldn't complain because Houdini Indie is only $200/year and Renderman is free, but it really does bug me that they would market Houdini Indie now allowing Renderman use, yet it is unusable. Kinda shameful.

Anyhow, let's see how they handle the future V-Ray plugin…….