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Houdini.env: $JOB, $HIP and $HOUDINIHOME

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Hi,

I'm sure this question has been asked many time, but I can't find a clear and concise answer, and SideFX tutorials either have dead url or do not respond to the question.

What I'm trying to achieve:

I want to set $JOB, $HIP and $HOUDINIHOME variables once and for all.

- Setting up $JOB and $HIP should allow me to save a lot of time every time I need to save something, as Houdini explorer will use those path as default.

- (I'm really not sure about this one) Setting up $HOUDINIHOME should allow me to have a secure place where all my preferences, hda etc are stored. I should be able to copy them easily between computers.

 

Where I'm stuck:

I read there are different solutions to setup those variable: changing the OS Environment Variables, with python... I just want to modify houdini.env, as it seems less intrusive.

On windows, houdini.env should be here:  C:\Users\*USERNAME*\Documents\houdini*VERSION*\houdini.env

I typed those variables:

Quote

HOUDINIHOME = "D:/Boulot/houdini"
JOB = "D:/Boulot/houdini/default"
HIP = "/scenes"
TEXTURES = "/sourceimages"

But while Houdini successfully changed $JOB, default $HIP is still the same.

 

Can anyone explain to me exactly how to setup those variables with houdini.env?

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