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Vellum Solver OpenCL errors Oct. 25, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Thanks johner for the workaround. I stopped tweaking Houdini at one point and I went for the GPU driver.
After 12h of e-mails me and the person from support finally cracked it.

I went to Nvidia and chose the 516 driver for Windows for 3080 Ti, here: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/190348/en-us/ [www.nvidia.com]

And this just solved it like a miracle.

Since I have a pretty standard PC rig for Houdini, I don't understand how Vellum Solver would just stop working like that, since it's a very versatile tool.
I tested it with everything, grains, cloth, weld, etc.

Did this happen to anyone else?

Vellum Solver OpenCL errors Oct. 25, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

I am experiencing the worst issue. I'm saying the "worst" because it looks like it can't be solved.

My situation is like this:
I was making a setup with vellum weld and vellum solver and the console gave me the weirdest error (screenshot attached). I've never seen it before.
Then I tested with an even simpler more reduced setup. The error appeared again.
Then I downloaded the official .hip file for the Vellum Nodes: https://www.sidefx.com/tutorials/vellum-nodes/ [www.sidefx.com] and again the error appeared.

I contacted support and after 7 e-mails of screenshots and back-and-forth experiments they just kindly said nothing can be done at the moment.

This is an issue because my Houdini license is through Steam. In my mind, it seemed easier to buy it through Steam, but now if I didn't have Houdini Indie through Steam, I could use the Daily Build 19.5.414 (where this Vellum Solver problem is fixed) instead of the official 19.5.403.

I don't know what to do. People from support told me there's nothing they can do since I cannot install the Daily Build because I don't have a license for it since Steam License can't be moved. They said they will release the 19.5.414 next month.

Now I work in Houdini every day, waiting a month is impossible for me.

If anyone has any ideas of what to do now, I would really appreciate it.
Personally, my advice is to not buy it from Steam since now I regret it.

Houdini 19.5 Labs Installation issue Aug. 3, 2022, 10:36 a.m.


I am enjoying this new Houdini Build, it's the best. I want to enjoy it even more but I've noticed that SideFX Labs is gone in the tool shelf. I tried installing it, clicking on the Update toolset and I seem to have it installed but it's not showing.
I've attached some of the messages I get:

https://imgur.com/a/nWhEqIf [imgur.com]
https://imgur.com/a/FRYEOMf [imgur.com] - after I clicked Update Toolset
https://imgur.com/a/QwlPgdQ [imgur.com]

My Houdini is bought through Steam, and HoudiniServer is not working in the background; Idk how it works, Steam is the server ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

P.S. When I installed Labs I only did it with the Daily not the Production, that popped the HoudiniServer message also.