Chris McSpurren


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Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at SideFX.


Recent Forum Posts

SideFX offices closed on Monday Oct.14th for Thanksgiving Oct. 11, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Hidey ho! Our Toronto and Santa Monica folks have a long weekend and our offices will be closed this coming Monday for Thanksgiving (Canada) and Columbo Day (Peter Falk). We'll be back on Tuesday!

A note on upgrading to OSX Catalina Oct. 8, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

When upgrading to macOS Catalina please be aware that Gatekeeper will prevent
the Houdini installer and application from running. A dialog will pop up
stating that “Houdini.pkg” can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for
malicious software.

To workaround Gatekeeper, press OK to close the dialog first, then go to
System Preferences -> Security & Privacy and choose to allow Houdini.pkg to

Alternatively you can Right click on the Houdini.pkg and select Open to avoid the security warnings.

EDIT: Our latest Production Build of 17.5.391 has now been notarized so at least with that cut you can avoid the default security warnings.

Houdini 17.5 Production Build updated to 17.5.391 Sept. 30, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

The Houdini 17.5 Production Build has been updated to 17.5.391. Enjoy!

Here's a link to the journal for all the changes that went in since our last production build: []