Andy Lewis


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Houdini crash disconnects HDAs Aug. 12, 2022, 12:37 a.m.


I've had a consistent problem that is becoming more and more vexing the more HDAs I develop. Every time Houdini crashes on me, when I reopen the most recent autosave file, all the HDAs in the project forget their pathing and end up 'embedded' in the project itself. Then I have to manually re-save them all to their original paths. Is this a known issue? Is there anything I can do to prevent it? Currently my paths are hard-coded.... perhaps relative pathing would fix it?

Houdini 19.5 and Deadline Scheduler Aug. 11, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

I'm attempting to get PDG rendering on my Deadline farm with the Deadline Scheduler. Here's the error I'm getting when I attempt to cook:

16:19:26: PDGNet MQRelay stopping Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.339/houdini/python3.7libs\pdg\", line 104, in __getattr__ return getattr(self._cpp_object, attr_name) AttributeError: '_pdg.Scheduler' object has no attribute 'addCommonJobVars' During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.339/houdini/pdg/types\schedulers\", line 1087, in onSchedule self._scheduleRootJob(work_item) File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.339/houdini/pdg/types\schedulers\", line 1829, in _scheduleRootJob self.tempDir(False), frames, job_name, False) File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.339/houdini/pdg/types\schedulers\", line 1725, in _generateJobPluginFiles self._getJobEnvDict(job_env, work_item) File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.339/houdini/pdg/types\schedulers\", line 1759, in _getJobEnvDict self.addCommonJobVars(job_env, None, tbut.verbose_log) File "C:/PROGRA~1/SIDEEF~1/HOUDIN~1.339/houdini/python3.7libs\pdg\", line 108, in __getattr__ raise AttributeError(error_str) AttributeError: 'DeadlineScheduler' object has no attribute 'addCommonJobVars' 16:20:18: PDGNet MQRelay stopping

The job entitled PDG MQ fails immediately, but at least is visible in Deadline Monitor.

I tried pulling the project into Houdini 19.0, and while I had errors opening the file, I was still able to successfully get a job cooking via Deadline.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Have spent days on this!

session sync is unusable, frequent crashes/freezing June 30, 2022, 3:57 p.m.

I also have this issue and have since stopped using sessions with Unity and Houdini.