Robert Vinluan


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Linux: resizing Houdini window(s) hard/impossible Jan. 20, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

Yeah. I'm looking into this problem. I can reproduce the problem with Kubuntu 18.04 LTS but not GNOME Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It's definitely KDE related.

One thing I notice is that if I try to resize the window enough times then all of a sudden the issues disappear and resizing goes back to normal.

I suspect that KDE desktop effects or some other windowing setting is not playing nice with Qt 5.12. I'll post here when I have more info.


Houdini 18 HQueue Error Jan. 14, 2020, 3:51 p.m.

Apologies. Looking at the code a little more closely and I was mistaken on how to set the HQueue Client listen port.

The portkey in the hqnode.inifile represents the listen port of the HQueue Server and not the HQueue Client. That key is used by the client to figure out where the server is located and how to connect to it. That explains why the client shows up as a green dot only when you set portto 5020.

Apparently there is no way to set the HQueue Client listen port in the hqnode.ini configuration file (I think an RFE is warranted for this). The only way to specify a custom client listen port is via a command-line option, `–listen-port XXXX`, which unfortunately is available only on Linux and macOS.

So there's currently no way to set a custom listen port for Windows HQueue clients.


Houdini 18 HQueue Error Jan. 10, 2020, 2:48 p.m.

Hello I have some questions about Hqueue. let's start by 2 questions :
- During the installation it was said Hqueue needs to communicate through ports 5000 and 5001. I changed port 5000 to another value in the ini files, but where can I change port 5001?


Port 5000 is the listen port used by the HQueue Server.
Port 5001 is the listen port used by the HQueue Client.

So to change port 5001, you need to go to each client machine and edit the `port` key in the HQueue Client's configuration file, C:\HQueueClient\hqnode.ini. Save the config file and then restart the HQueue Client service for the change to take effect.

- Hqueue server is supposed to mount drive H as my network shared folder (on my NAS), but I don't see a drive H in Windows' file explorer, why?

HQueue does not create the mapped drives. That work must be done outside of HQueue.

But you should register your network folder and mapped drive with HQueue so that the jobs know where to access shared files.

To register your network folder, go to the HQueue website, hover over the “hamburger” icon in the top-right corner and then choose Network Folders.

I hope this helps.