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Vu Pham asked ·

htoa-5.0.0: Unable to load .\htoa_geo.dll - Arnold does not Show Up in Houdini

Hi, after install htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425, Arnold does not show up in Houdini 17.5.425

It's showing this message (in License Diagnostics):

00:00:00 79MB | [kick] command: C:\Users\thor\htoa\htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425\htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425\scripts\bin\kick -nostdin -v 1 -i Nul

00:00:00 79MB | loading plugins from . ...

00:00:00 80MB WARNING | unable to load dynamic library .\htoa_geo.dll: The specified module could not be found.


There is no Arnold in Houdini for now. How can I proceed to use Arnold, please assist.


How can I fix this. Here is my Houdini.env

# htoa config start

PATH = "$PATH;C:/Users/thor/htoa/htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425/htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION}/scripts/bin"

HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/Users/thor/htoa/htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425/htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION};&"

PXR_PLUGINPATH_NAME = "C:/Users/thor/htoa/htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425/htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION}/hydra"

# htoa config end


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Stephen Blair answered ·

htoa_geo.dll depends mostly on Houdini DLLs


Can you get a Process Monitor log ? That will probably show us what is wrong with your system.

  • Download Process Monitor and extract it to a folder
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/processmonitor.aspx
  • Start Process Monitor
  • Start capturing events (CTRL+E or the magnifying glass icon)
  • Start Houdijni
  • After you get the error, go back to Process Monitor and stop capturing events
  • Filter the log (see this short video (use that general technique for houdini)
    https://www.screencast.com/t/6QeyXiZGsJt)
  • Save the Process Monitor log to a .PML file
  • Zip up the log and send it (or upload to a file sharing site like Dropbox or Google Drive)
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Vu Pham answered ·

Thank you
rachid Hadj Abderrahmane, it works now :) save me a tons of time, right of the point. I remove RS setup in Houdini.env

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you are welcome

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rachid Hadj Abderrahmane answered ·

You do have others Houdini.env file somewhere, like json file in you packages folder! I can see Redshift in your snapshot.
Try this:
Make a backup for your Houdini Pref folder
Start new one with only houdini.env for arnold, it should work!



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Vu Pham answered ·

it starts fine, not thing come out to console


It would be great to have this issue soon cure. My trial expire is running out


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Stephen Blair answered ·

Open the Houdini Command Line tools and start houdinifx from there.

What is output to the Houdini Console?

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Vu Pham answered ·

I don't quite get your question

Here is part to Houdini:

"C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.5.425\bin\houdinifx.exe"


Here is part to Arnold:

C:\Users\thor\htoa\htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425\htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425\scripts\bin


About the part, "How to start Houdini ?"

I.... click the icon. :D

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Stephen Blair answered ·

How do you start Houdini?

It looks like the current directory is the HtoA scripts/bin folder. As if you did this:

cd C:\Users\thor\htoa\htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425\htoa-5.0.0_rcd870fd_houdini-17.5.425\scripts\bin
houdinifx
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Vu Pham answered ·

Weird,

I replied this message but now return and found it empty.

Here is PML file:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18fayitvKtnPMotFhDiDjfq-vowP-eHZu


Here is from License Diagnostic

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gJ2UQ2KMYorHTeMHj8lV1g9l5iC0g_X7


Thank you,

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