Chris McSpurren


About Me


Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at SideFX.


Recent Forum Posts

Houdini 19 doesn't load AT ALL on Ubuntu 21.10 Jan. 21, 2022, 9:59 a.m.

Remember you can contact if you're having problems installing or running Houdini.

The requirements have changed between 18.5 and 19.0, and some of the OS's have changed what they install by default in their more recent versions.
Check our system requirements page: []
Chances are you're missing some libraries that Houdini needs.

For example, many of our users have found that one or both of these commands sort things out for them:
sudo apt install libopengl0 freeglut3 freeglut3-dev
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxcb-xinerama0

At any rate, support can help you if you can't get up and running. Please contact them.

Houdini 19.0 Production Build updated to 19.0.498 Jan. 13, 2022, 5:47 p.m.

Hidey ho! The Houdini 19.0 Production Build has been updated to 19.0.498. Enjoy!

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

Seasons Greetings from SideFX Dec. 15, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

As we all take some time to relax with our friends and families we wanted to wish you all the best of this festive season!
It's time to gather around the aluminum pole, feast, perform feats of strength, and air grievances!
Happy Festivus, for the rest of us! []