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novice- help with Command Line Tools windows

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So I am trying to get my feet wet with Command Line tools and setting up batch renders in Windows.

First I assume in windows, command line tools can be launched be clicking the hcmd.exe appp in my Houdini bin folder.

I then type csh and get a # prompt, so far so good

 

But when I type hrender -h I get a prompt to launch a text editor?

 

I assume something is wrong in how I have Houdini configured.

Can anyone help?

 

 

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I'm not sure why that's not working for you, but my own technique for running batch renders is a bit different. All of the code for hrender is actually in the file hrender.py and you can run this script with hython and it will work just like the linux command. so I just make my own hrender.cmd like so.

@echo off
"C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 15.0.347\bin\hython" "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 15.0.347\bin\hrender.py" %*

If I put that hrender.cmd somewhere in my system PATH env, then I can just call hrender from command prompt with out needing to use csh.

So maybe try that and see if it works.

Good Luck!

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