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I want to use an external python library to create and write out a pdf file from houdini. Maybe it's a simple thing to many, but I've been struggling for the past couple of hours, even if I've done this before!!

About a year ago I managed to usereportlab, but since I installed the latest houdini (or something else change on my computer) my python SOP fails to import the library and I am trying to figure out how to do it again.

What's the typical process of installing and importing any external library to houdini?

There is also the cairo library which would like to try.



Any help will be highly appreciated



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I think they since removed the installer which made things easier.

But just for the record and for my future self who will probably forget again.


1. Install python https://www.python.org/

2. From cmd go to C:\Python27\Scripts\

3. pip install reportlab (or any other package you may need)

4. copy C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\reportlab to <userDocuments>\houdini16.0\python2.7libs (or link via env variable)



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