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Making OTLs available on a renderfarm without embedding in .hip?

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I'm working in Windows. We've gotten HQueue running on 5 different machines.

 

I've built a few OTLs that are stored on the server and accessible by the farm machines, but the farm doesn't seem to be seeing them. What's the proper workflow for this issue? I'm currently trying to figure out how to append there directory to the HOUDINI_OTLSCAN_PATH variable, but I can't find it listed anywhere.

 

When adding the OTLs I'm "Adding to scanned OTL Directories", but on restart they are moved to a "Fallback Library" which sounds questionable... lol

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Use the SET command to specify an environment variable in Windows. This is just for the current session. Use SETX to make it permanent. An example is below.

SET HOUDINI_OTLSCAN_PATH "Z:\houdini\otls"

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you can just open the otl (will display the letter in red instead of blue)  save the hip file.

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Go to Operator Type Manager and check on "Save Operator Definition to Hip File" and enjoy.

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Thanks everyone. Opt #1 from Luke solved the issue.

 

Unfortunately the otl is changing pretty frequently, so the "saving it to the hip" option wasn't working out for me. 

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