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Hello all,

I wanted to use Sean Lewkiw's global illumination plug-in, but I have not had any success.. The thing that annoys me the most is that I installed it before, and it worked fine. Now I am reinstalling it and it will not work. Please don't laugh, but I am still on Houdini5.0.46. The error I get is : Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories.+++ It lists the directories, and says that this means that tcl was not installed properly. Has anyone encountered this problem. Sean has tried to help by having me run basic commands inside the textport, but the only one that works is the unix wish command everything else gives me the error that I mentioned. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nevins Duret

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Maybe just some system variable is missing? Something that Houdini uses to find scripts.

Since version 5 I havent seen a single distro of Houdini that would set up at least one of Houdini spesific system variables.

Other than that, maybe installing TCL would help?

There are compiled versions at ActiveState.

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I just tested the global lighting tk from Sean Lewkiw. No problem whatsoever here.

You do have to make sure that you change a path variable in the global.tk file so that the global.tk file can find the global.cmd file, I believe. Try that.

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THANKS Stremik, and Alex,

I checked the variables in my environment as well as changed the path in the global.tk file over on over again so that it could see the global.cmd file, yet still I have no luck. I even installed tcl from active state before I posted my first posting on this topic, yet still no luck. Gonna keep trying it though Alex, because I had installed it once as you said and it worked perfectly, this time out I am not so lucky... Thanks again.

Nevins Duret

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I've made a systemwide search and found init.tcl in $HH/scripts/tcl8.0

Here is a list of all files in tcl8.0 folder:

tcl8.0

|---http1.0 http.tcl, pkgIndex.tcl

|

|---http2.0 http.tcl, pkgIndex.tcl

|

|---opt0.1 optparse.tcl, pkgIndex.tcl

|

|history.tcl

|init.tcl

|IdAout.tcl

|parray.tcl

|safe.tcl

|word.tcl

|lisence.terms

|tclIndex

In blue are folders and green are the files.

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Stremik,

you're the man. It worked.. It finally worked. Thanks so much for the help guys. I was my environment variables they got screwed up.

Nevins Duret

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