Melissa Spearman


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Houdini Render Farm Setup March 17, 2020, 4:41 p.m.


I'm trying to start a personal render farm using Houdini Indie and 2 Windows 10 computers. However, I am having a difficult time with getting the two computers to communicate with each other. I have been trying to follow this tutorial on setting up a render farm using Hqueue, but I got stuck around the 7:05 minute mark: [] .

Due to my low level of experience with Houdini and network rendering in general, I have been struggling to accomplish this goal for several months now. So any suggestions on how I can get the render farm up-and-running while making it suitable enough to add additional devices in the future would be greatly appreciated.

Confused about Setting up Hqueue for Windows June 23, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Hello everyone.

Last Friday I decided to try and get my edition of Houdini set up in order to start using Hqueue by following the tutorial that was posted onto this website: [] . I got close to completing it but I am not sure how to finish working through the last couple of steps called “SHARED DIRECTORY SETUP” and “HQUEUE CLIENT SERVICE LOGON PERMISSIONS.”

I am very much a beginner when it comes to network rendering, so any guidance on completing the setup and pointers for using Hqueue in conjunction with the RenderMan RIS nodes would be greatly appreciated.

Customizing the New Auto Face Rigger Jan. 10, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

right now (I mean actually right now) I'm recording a series of rigging tutorials for a standard Biped, very much in the style that would be familiar to a rigger coming from a Maya background, but no facial rigging (apart from a jaw and simple eyes). After that I'll be doing a series on capture and deform and theeeeen some facial rigging…so it'll be a while before I can get to them. But I'd say jump in and see what you can do - and ask any questions here, I'll try to help where I can and there are plenty of others willing to offer advice as you've already seen.

Hey arctor. Hope you're doing well today. May I ask you a couple of questions real quickly? The first question is this - where do you usually post the tutorials that you make online? I forgot to ask you that the last time that I was logged in at this forum . The second is this - how does the license renewal process work for Houdini Indie? I am about to do so for the first time and I heard that it can be quite the stumbling block for users. That is why I would like to renew my edition of the program to a multi-year license if it is possible.