Jim Bachalo


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TOPs HDA Processor error on cook June 10, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Any TOPs experts able to tell me why I am unable to cook my HDAProcessor without errors?
Getting the following error when trying to cook a HDAProcessor node.

failure at /home/prisms/builder-new/Nightly17.5CMake/dev/src/houdini/custom/PDG/HDAProcessor/HDAProcessor.C:872
, result = 1 : Invalid argument given: Could not create node for some reason. Most like, the operator_name given has not been loaded from an otl or hda file. Please call HAPI_LoadAssetLibraryFromFile() with the file containing this operator definition.
terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘std::runtime_error’
what(): mutex: pthread_mutex_lock failed: Invalid argument

Default Scene lighting (without lights or materials) in H17+ June 2, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Am I correct in assuming the default scene lighting (without any lights or applied materials) in H17+ is different than in earlier versions?
What do I need to do in order to match the lighting of earlier versions?

Game Development Toolset won't update April 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Not sure if this is a bug so thought I'd ask here

Using Houdini Indie 17.5.173 on Ubuntu
When I click the ‘Update Toolset’ option for the Game Development Toolset shelf tool I get the following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “update_toolset”, line 375, in <module>
File “update_toolset”, line 151, in __init__
File “update_toolset”, line 178, in get_releases
ValueError: Unable to connect to GitHub and download the Release List

I can confirm that my network is up and have no issues with internet connectivity.

I also don't seem to have this issue in Windows, same location, different PC.

Can anyone suggest a workaround?