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Hython crashes when open files in a loop June 4, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

I'm trying to render a series of files like so:

for i in range(1,17) :
s = “shot_%d_v1.hipnc” % (i)
print “attemping to load ” + s
mantra = hou.node(“/out/opengl1”)

After it finishes the first file it crashes. I've run into a similar thing with hscript. Is this not possible?

Hscript example
for i = 1 to 16
mread shot_`$i`_v1.hipnc
render -V /out/opengl1

I found examples on the forum that suggested you could do:

mread shot_1_v1.hipnc
render -V /out/opengl1

mread shot_2_v1.hipnc
render -V /out/opengl1

and so so on. Those also crash.

Cant Install Houdini 16 Apprentice license OSX April 29, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

I seem to be having a similar issue. But I get no error, the hkey program gets kicked off (like it's trying to find a license) and then just hangs. This started to happen last night with the original H16 prod build (from when it was first released). I uninstalled it and installed H 16.0.592, but no luck, still the same behavior.

Anyone else seeing something like this?

Houdini Cloth - Any tips for optimisation? Oct. 16, 2015, 11:04 p.m.


Any news on how the cloth and denting works in 15? I tried downloading the sample here and it doesn't seem to work at all - the cylinder sort of passes through the torus and the torus shape just ripples around a bit.

I have tried playing a bit with H15, but so far all I get is jelloey like behavior. Could we possibly get a couple of small definitive examples of how to do this? Particularly with metal like materials in mind?