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Are you actually running Houdini 17.5 or are you running Houdini 18?

You can fetch the Houdini 18 plugin from the thread on the Redshift forum. Search there.

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Hi there, version 3.0.22 of Redshift is available.

The big news is the integrated support of Solaris Hydra! It works really well.

Here are the lines to add in the houdini.env located in "C:\Users\[YourName]\Documents\houdini18.0" file (if you run 18.0 version and can enjoy Solaris)

If you only run Redshift as third party renderer:

# Redshift 3.0.22

HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/18.0.460;&"

PXR_PLUGINPATH_NAME = "C:\ProgramData\Redshift\Plugins\Solaris\18.0.460;&"
 

Last line is to run the Redshift's Solaris integrated plugin !

check if your version is "18.0.460", or ajust that part with what is avalaible in the "C:\ProgramData\Redshift\Plugins\Houdini" file and in "C:\ProgramData\Redshift\Plugins\Solaris".

 

If you run several third party renderers, for example Renderman and Redshift, you should separate the entries of the houdini.env file with a semi colon.
Because if there are several successing assignments per variable (like HOUDINI_PATH, PATH, etc.) only the last entry will be kept.

Here is my .env with Renderman and Redshift for Houdini 18.0.460:

# Renderman 23.3 & Redshift 3.0.22

RMANTREE=C:\Program Files\Pixar\RenderManProServer-23.3
RFHTREE=C:\Program Files\Pixar\RenderManForHoudini-23.3
RMAN_PROCEDURALPATH=$RFHTREE\18.0\openvdb;&
HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
HOUDINI_PATH=$RFHTREE\18.0;C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/18.0.460;&
PATH=$RMANTREE\bin;C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;&

PXR_PLUGINPATH_NAME = "C:\ProgramData\Redshift\Plugins\Solaris\18.0.460;&"

This way, I can follow Jeff great videos about Renderman Shipshape in Solaris, and keep Redshift working !

You can find it here:

https://www.sidefx.com/tutorials/renderman-shipshape-art-challenge-in-solaris/

I hope this helps!

Edited by dudenay

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Hi,
Even though I can see the Redshift Shelf, I can't get it to work properly. It gives me error messages when I start the application and crashes when I try to render. (Attached screenshots)

 

I'm running Houdini 18.0.532
This is my "houdini.env":

#
# 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_NVIDIA_OPTIX_DSO_PATH = C:/Users/User/Documents/houdini18.0\optix

 # Redshift 3.0.22

HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/18.0.460;&"

PXR_PLUGINPATH_NAME = "C:\ProgramData\Redshift\Plugins\Solaris\18.0.460;&"

 

Thank you very much in advance!

error messages.jpg

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There is not an official version for 532 yet out. It should come in the next version - 3.0.25 plus other goodies like OSL Closures. Sidefx changes HDK all the time so they have compiled the plugin because it breaks. However, Juanjo released a version for .532 if you are eager to test. Need to go to the website and download the update. 

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Thanks for your quick reply, Sepu.

Please apollogize my slow brain but..

1) When I go to the Redshift Customer Builds I can only find 3.0.24. Is that the webpage you mention?

2) Could I downgrade Houdini to get it to work with redshift v3 somehow?

What would you recommend?

Thanks!

 

 

 

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Thanks again, Sepu!

It's working alright, rendering and everything but....

When I launch Houdini and when I hit render I'm still getting these error messages (once I click Ok, it begins with the render process)

 

 

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