Marco Renna


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Recent Forum Posts

Slow performance Houdini Apprentice? Nov. 15, 2021, 4:38 p.m.

I'm having major lag issues and quite frankly, it's getting really tedious.

iMac 2019; i9 10-core / 64GB DDR4 / Radeon Pro Vega 48 8GB / 2TB SSD / Houdini Indie 18.5.761-Houdini Indie 19.0.363 / Mac OS 12 (Monterey)

I am running my activity monitor to see what is actually going on, while drawing a mask on a hf node tree (comprising of 16 nodes, all super basic) my CPU jumped to 1500%, GPU 46%. I'm painting a mask. The paint line can take between 10-15 seconds to up to a minute to show up. It's painful. I was having this issue both in Big Sur and now Monterey.

I've contacted SideFX about this, I get a link back to download the latest builds. The latest builds are no faster. If anything, it seems the latest builds are just the previous builds with a new at the end.

Could the 3D world support us Mac users a lot better, last I checked SideFX wasn't suing Apple.

Houdini Engine for Unreal - Version 2 May 26, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

Hi Depernuit,

Do you guys already have an estimate to a release date for Houdini Engine for Unreal 5?

Rafael Bottari Martinez

Add to this Houdini Engine for UE5 with MacOS support and HE for UE4.26 for MacOS ....

Issues with Houdini Indie / Unreal 4.25 on MacOS March 20, 2021, 11:29 p.m.

Yup, I'm a Mac user in a 3D world, apologies in advance.

I've been trying to export a terrain I created in Houdini Indie 18.5.499 into Unreal Editor 4.25.4 (the Houdini plugin does not work in 4.26 on a Mac apparently). After many tries, attempts to export I finally got the HDALC to export (and yes I'm also new to Houdini) but now I'm getting errors that say that my Indie license will not work with commercial plugins.

Issue is I see from tutorials other people using Indie and importing their HDAs into Unreal, so what is happening? DO I need a different Houdini Engine license for Unreal or is there just no working betweent Unreal and Houdini without going out and spending thousands on a PC?