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Renderman 23.2 and Ubuntu 19 Oct. 28, 2020, 8:59 a.m.

Hi everyone anyone got lucky yet?
i posted this on answerhub of renderman: []

after spending almost eternity i got it to work on ubuntu now it won't render

here is a copypaste of the thread above:
​Hi everyone,

Just installed prman-ncr 23.4 on ubuntu 20.04 for houdini 18.0.532
i have three issues:
1. when I fire up the “it”, I get this error:

Couldn't find valid rman in distribution root
2. when i fire up the IPR, i get this error:
RfH: Could not initialize Renderman

3. Inside Solaris:
I see renderman listed in the hydra delegate list, however once i “select” it, viewport reverts to houdini openGL and renderman disappears from the dropdown

my .env file loks like this:

(i got the first 4 lines from here:
(and borrowed the last 2 from here:

PLUS i also get this error while trying to launch the “renderman preset browser”
There is an error in the RenderMan Preset Browser script.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 2, in
File “/opt/pixar/RenderManForHoudini-23.4/18.0.532/python2.7libs/rfh/”, line 38, in
from prman import Version as prman_version
File “/opt/pixar/RenderManProServer-23.4/bin/”, line 45, in
class __private: # simple means to keep locals private
File “/opt/pixar/RenderManProServer-23.4/bin/”, line 70, in __private
libprman = ctypes.CDLL(file, ctypes.RTLD_GLOBAL)
File “/opt/houdini/hfs18.0.532/python/lib/python2.7/ctypes/”, line 366, in __init__
self._handle = _dlopen(self._name, mode)
OSError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

PS: i am trying out other renderers as well: namely redshift and Octane
PS: people have noted this here as well: []

thanks a lot for your time, i hope someone knows the solution

Problem with ram memory usage in Houdini April 21, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

You just need to understand how hardware and software works. It will not change anything if you switch to Linux .
Could you please elaborate on that a little more, or perhaps point to some resources where I can read/ learn more from the POV of utilization of max resources while doing sims in Houdini (especially flips/ fem).


Pay via Purchase Order and Bank Transfer? July 16, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

Hi @Jenny

Is there any near future date for paypal option to be implemented?