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Hi All,

I downloaded and installed redshift but it does not show up in the OUT network of my Houdini 15.5 Indie.

Does anyone know how to setup redshift for use with Houdini on Windows 7?

The redshift installer failed to do this correctly.

 

Thanks

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I got some help on the RedShift forum about this issue and here is the fix.

You have to edit your Houdini.env file to point to the RedShift render engine.

Here is what my .env file looks like now with RedShift and Rendman both working under Houdini Indie.

RMANTREE="c:/Program Files/Pixar/RenderManProServer-20.9"
PATH="$PATH;$RMANTREE/bin;C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin"
HOUDINI_DEFAULT_RIB_RENDERER=prman20.9
HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/15.5.523;&"

Also you must match your Houdini install version to the Redshift plugin version. As you can see from above RedShift will only work with Houdini 15.5.523. If the versions don't match you can't use RedShift and you get an annoying popup error message every time you render even if you are using another render system.

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On 8/8/2016 at 5:59 PM, Atom said:

I got some help on the RedShift forum about this issue and here is the fix.

You have to edit your Houdini.env file to point to the RedShift render engine.

Here is what my .env file looks like now with RedShift and Rendman both working under Houdini Indie.

 


RMANTREE="c:/Program Files/Pixar/RenderManProServer-20.9"
PATH="$PATH;$RMANTREE/bin;C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin"
HOUDINI_DEFAULT_RIB_RENDERER=prman20.9
HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/15.5.523;&"

 

Also you must match your Houdini install version to the Redshift plugin version. As you can see from above RedShift will only work with Houdini 15.5.523. If the versions don't match you can't use RedShift and you get an annoying popup error message every time you render even if you are using another render system.

Is the env file this one?

C:\Users\CHU\Documents\houdini15.5\houdini.env

I have houdini 15.5.480 version

I installed Redshift.

And I opened my .env file with notepad and changed it to:

 

#
# Houdini Environment Settings
#
# The contents of this file are read into the environment
# at startup.  They will override any existing entries in
# the environment.
#
# The syntax is one entry per line as follows:
#    VAR = VALUE
#
# Values may be quoted
#    VAR = "VALUE"
#
# Values may be empty
#    VAR = 
#

# Example:
#
# HOUDINI_NO_SPLASH = 1

# HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
# PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"
# HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/15.5.480;&"

 

 

Any ideas why I still can`t load Redshift in Houdini?

What am I doing wrong?

Any help would be much appreciated 

Thanks :)

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20 minutes ago, cudarsjanis said:

Is the env file this one?

C:\Users\CHU\Documents\houdini15.5\houdini.env

I have houdini 15.5.480 version

I installed Redshift.

And I opened my .env file with notepad and changed it to:

 

#
# Houdini Environment Settings
#
# The contents of this file are read into the environment
# at startup.  They will override any existing entries in
# the environment.
#
# The syntax is one entry per line as follows:
#    VAR = VALUE
#
# Values may be quoted
#    VAR = "VALUE"
#
# Values may be empty
#    VAR = 
#

# Example:
#
# HOUDINI_NO_SPLASH = 1

# HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
# PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"
# HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/15.5.480;&"

 

 

Any ideas why I still can`t load Redshift in Houdini?

What am I doing wrong?

Any help would be much appreciated 

Thanks :)

Remove the hashes (#) infront, as these marks the lines as comments and aren't evaluated.

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9 minutes ago, Skybar said:

Remove the hashes (#) infront, as these marks the lines as comments and aren't evaluated.

Thanks.

Works perectly :)

So # there, is like // in VEX. ok now I will know :)

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Thx, Atom. I was having the same problem and now it's working perfectly. 

I'd just like to point that, for me, it's working on Houdini 15.5.673
Not sure if it's necessary but I've made a copy of the 15.5.565 folder, renamed it to the newer one (15.5.673) and added this version on the env file (HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/15.5.673;&")

Cheers,
Alvaro

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I need to up this topic because now I have problem with my redshift installation so hope you will hep me :) I have installed demo from redshift website and add this line to my houdini.env:

HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/15.5.565;&"

Houdini see this plugin but all the time there is information that "Building Redshift Scene.." I was trying to put sphere + RS light but still the same problem.. Someone had the same situation and solve it? I'm usuing Houdini 15.5.717

redshift.jpg

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What are you system specs?  What GPU are you using?

Looks like your env file is correct.

Also, I'd recommend posting to the www.redshift3d.com forums....very active community there.

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29 minutes ago, Daryl Dunlap said:

What are you system specs?  What GPU are you using?

Looks like your env file is correct.

Also, I'd recommend posting to the www.redshift3d.com forums....very active community there.

I'm using i7 3770K / 32GB RAM and low GTX 560..

Ok, I will also make new topic on redshift forum.

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Hmm..a 560 has only 1Gb of vRam I think. I believe Houdini requires 2Gb of vRam to function correctly.

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Hi guy. IM getting a weird error after installing redshift a editing the houdin.env file. I have 16.0.504 version.

"No Qt binding were found"

Do you know how could i fix it?

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