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Launcher does not work Oct. 26, 2023, 12:04 p.m.

I tried to upgrade Houdini versions with the launcher on 2 machines and it s failing
the install 'NEED Repair" which is not working. Unistalling is not working either.
I get issues such as :Repairing Houdini 19.5.752 failed
Error while unistalling files: Could not remove "C:/Program Files/Side Effects Software/Houdini 19.5.716/bin/tiff.dll' jpeg.dll Access is denied

Command Line Rendering - how to set an attribute from cmd Oct. 3, 2023, 9:48 a.m.

Okay, I do a lot of command line professionally and privately. That includes advanced networking between countries and in cities. However, for the case you described I don’t recommend going command line especially not for artists.

The term data in this regard is the same as a parameter value. It is not instructions nor any output.

If you want to learn how to interact with Houdini from a shell window here is the link to the official docs []. Enjoy!
I could not find much help in the documentation

I found out how to do what I need

hython -c "import hou; hou.hipFile.load('C:/Users/Paul/Desktop/test.hiplc'); node = hou.node('/obj/in'); channel = node.parm('col'); channel.set(1.66); print('Value of col parameter:', channel.eval());'C:/Users/Paul/Desktop/test/test_modified.hiplc', save_to_recent_files=False)"

Command Line Rendering - how to set an attribute from cmd Oct. 3, 2023, 6:24 a.m.

Hi thank you for your reply!
I don't need houdini to read data over time. I need the command line to change a pre-existing parameter in the project and then render. sorry if my question is unclear.
There is an int channel in this project that is controlling variation of the design.
I want to render with a command line in a flexible way so I can do

load hipfile
render variation 1
render variation 44
render variation 55