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Alex Newman asked ·

Missing shader/template - Long time, on-going issue.

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Quote from Stephen Blair: "Since you have 17.5.299, that suggests the problem is the environment variables."

No mention of what "problem with the environment variables". Now, Mr genius, does version 18.0.391 and HtoA 5.1.1 still have the same issue? That you never mentioned anything about.

Issue:

Have a file with ANYTHING related to HtoA > If you open it without having Houdini open(double click), it'll open with EVERYTHING HtoA missing.

However, if you open Houdini and THEN open the file, it works fine.


Message for @Stephen Blair, this is a new PC with Houdini Indie and Arnold Trial installed, that's it, installed one after the other, no path B.S issue, nothing. You claimed this was fixed in 17.5.BLAH version. Yet here it is in 18. I'll see you again for another complaint in Houdini 19.5. Because this happened in 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18. I'm sure you can count what's coming next. See you in Houdini 22.5 also, I know you won't test for this, therefore its not getting fixed.

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Julian Hodgson answered ·

Thanks for confirming the issue, we will look at this in the ticket htoa#1452.

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Zheng Jie Ng answered ·

So is there a fix or turnaround for houdini 18?

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Change the default action for double-clicking on a .hip file?

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Stephen Blair answered ·

Yes, I and some customers confirmed it was fixed in Houdini 17.5, because it worked fineafter upgrading

Tested with Houdini 18.0.348. The problem is that double-clicking a hip file runs hview, which runs houdinfx (in my case), and both source the houdini.env, and you get a double expansion of the & in paths like HOUDINI_PATH and HTOA_PLUGIN_PATH

That's what breaks things.

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