"Seasoned" New user and new to od[force] and I'm reaching out to everyone smarter than me on this one.
v.11.0.775 has operated daily for three weeks without issue. Today, Houdini freezes/crashes upon startup. I have re-installed 11.0.775 completely stock, license checked ok, restarted machine - app still crashes like clockwork so I'm assuming the culprit is some other data stored outside the installed directory that Houdini references upon startup. I have heard of adjusting or clearing out old environment variables but I have no idea how to do that, where that might be OR if that's a solution at all. Prior to this crashing issue, H11 was running bone-stock and factory installed.
A small Houdini Console reports:
"Fatal error: Segmentation Fault"
In the status bar (below timeline), in red, Houdini throws the error:
"Error: Beauty composite shader failed to compile. No color corrections will be applied to the beauty pass"
No remedy so far:
This problem has been posted before but there was no remedy to the issue:
HELP strange bug: Houdini won't start because of beauty shader
User "titor" had this problem until Houdini miraculously fixed itself without warning upon restart. Beats me.
I'd love to know where the external data might be and how to squash this buzzkill as fast as possible. Any wisdom would mean a great deal right now as I'm fresh out of ideas.
Win7 Ultimate 64bit, SP1 installed
GeForce GTS 250