John Mather


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Houdini Particles with colors: keep colors in Maya Jan. 3, 2021, 1:15 p.m.

Hi there,

This would be best directed to Arnold support.

Houdini Engine - Maya Installation Failure Dec. 31, 2020, 8:51 a.m.

Did you copy the mll files yourself, or did you utilize the .mod file? Please confirm that the issue still exists when performing the following:

- Ensure that Houdini starts.
- Copy "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 18.5.408\engine\maya\maya2019\houdiniEngine-maya2019" to "C:\Users\user\Documents\maya\2019\modules" (create the directory if it doesn't exist) and try to load the plugin again.

If these two steps fail, we need to get more information.

- Please post the output of the following MEL snippet: system("set")
- Download process monitor: [] Launch Maya, then run Procmon64.exe. When it opens, in the "Process Monitor Filter" window, set the condition to "Process Name", "is", "maya.exe" and click Add, then OK. Now, attempt to load the plugin. You should see a lot of output in the Process Monitor window. In Process Monitor, click File then Save. Leave the options as default, and choose a location to save the file. Please attach that here.

Procedural Textures to Maya Nov. 30, 2020, 10:41 a.m.

The plugin must write a file to disk so that the normal Maya file texture node can be utilized. It is not currently possible to circumvent this unfortunately.