Melissa Spearman


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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.

Customizing the New Auto Face Rigger Dec. 5, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

oh, haha, sorry - I was going to make a quick example file - then I got called away and forgot all about it…
I'll post one later today

ok - here is a quick file:
there is a bunch of stuff going on here so have a good look through it, I only cover some of the uses of ‘sopcreateedit’
if you have any questions just ask…

Wow, thank you for sharing this with me arctor! This is quite enlightening . I hope you will be able to post your video tutorial soon, especially if the ‘zipper’ or ‘sticky lips’ setup will be mentioned. I would enjoy exploring concepts like that inside of Houdini.