Robert Vinluan

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RHEL/CentoOS and Houdini support Oct. 24, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

nichimen-75
Hi,
From what I understand a more recent version (6.3.1) is necessary only if you plan to write plug-ins;

Cheers,

Luca

Hi Luca,

That is correct. You only need to worry about the gcc version requirement if you plan on building plug-ins for Houdini. If you are simply running Houdini, then you can ignore the “gcc X.Y is required” part.

Cheers,
Rob

Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS June 1, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Hello,

If it helps, we have 5+ people here in the office that are on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and they haven't hit any platform-specific crashes or issues in Houdini.

Cheers,
Rob

Using PyQt5 for python panels June 1, 2018, 2:13 p.m.

Hello,

The “DLL load failed: cannot find specified procedure” error is likely due to a compiler version mismatch. Unfortunately on Windows, it is only possible to import compiled Python modules that are compiled with the same Visual Studio compiler version that Houdini is compiled with.

So for Houdini 16.5, the PyQt5 modules must be compiled with Visual Studio 2015 in order for them to work in Houdini.

If you can find pre-built MSVC2015 PyQt5 modules then that would be best. Otherwise you would need to compile PyQt5 from source using MSVC2015 which can be a pain.

The other option is to just use PySide2 which ships with Houdini. The PySide2 API is practically the same as PyQt5.

Cheers,
Rob