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Courtney Brewer asked ·

Houdini 18.0.391 with Arnold 5.1.1 bad node errors

Hi, I am very new to Houdini and am trying to be able to light scenes for my capstone film using arnold. The problem I am having is whenever I open a scene I get all these bad node errors and am unable to load textures and such. Here are the errors I get (only a portion because the menu extends down further)

And here is the log from Houdini Console:

00:00:00 329MB | log started Fri Apr 24 11:47:03 2020

00:00:00 329MB | Arnold 6.0.2.1 [088e32fd] windows icc-17.0.2 oiio-2.1.4 osl-1.11.0 vdb-4.0.0 clm-1.1.1.118 rlm-12.4.2 optix-6.5.0 2020/03/06 10:19:18

00:00:00 330MB | running on DESKTOP-DOF3C0B, pid=9360

00:00:00 330MB | 1 x AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor (8 cores, 16 logical) with 32716MB

00:00:00 330MB | NVIDIA driver version 441.8 (Optix 60600)

00:00:00 330MB | GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER @ 1830MHz (compute 7.5) with 6144MB (5542MB available) (NVLink:0)

00:00:00 330MB |

00:00:00 330MB | soft limit for open files raised from 512 to 2048

00:00:00 330MB |

00:00:00 330MB | [htoa_op] Begin registration ...

00:00:00 330MB | loading plugins from C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/plugins ...

00:00:00 330MB | alembic_proc.dll: alembic uses Arnold 6.0.2.1

00:00:00 330MB | cryptomatte.dll: cryptomatte uses Arnold 6.0.2.1

00:00:00 330MB | cryptomatte.dll: cryptomatte_filter uses Arnold 6.0.2.1

00:00:00 330MB | cryptomatte.dll: cryptomatte_manifest_driver uses Arnold 6.0.2.1

00:00:00 330MB | htoa_mandelbulb_proc.dll: mandelbulb uses Arnold 6.0.2.1

00:00:00 333MB | usd_proc.dll: usd uses Arnold 6.0.2.1

00:00:00 333MB | loaded 6 plugins from 4 lib(s) in 0:00.07

00:00:00 333MB | loading plugins from C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/plugins ...

00:00:00 333MB | no plugins loaded

00:00:00 333MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/cameras.mtd

00:00:00 333MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/lights.mtd

00:00:00 333MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/operators.mtd

00:00:00 334MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/options.mtd

00:00:00 334MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/shaders.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/shapes.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/cameras.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/lights.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/operators.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/options.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/shaders.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] Loading metadata file: C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/arnold/metadata/shapes.mtd

00:00:00 336MB | [rop_operators] Registering operators ...

00:00:00 336MB | [rop_operators] operator registration done.

00:00:00 336MB | [rop_operators] Registering operators ...

00:00:00 336MB | [rop_operators] operator registration done.

00:00:00 336MB | [htoa_op] End registration.

00:00:00 336MB |

00:00:00 336MB | releasing resources

00:00:00 334MB | Arnold shutdown

00:00:00 76MB | Arnold 6.0.2.1 [088e32fd] windows icc-17.0.2 oiio-2.1.4 osl-1.11.0 vdb-4.0.0 clm-1.1.1.118 rlm-12.4.2 optix-6.5.0 2020/03/06 10:19:18

00:00:00 77MB | authorizing with license manager: user ...

[htoa] HTOA environment variable already set to C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391


And here are the environment settings:

#

# Houdini Environment Settings

#

# The contents of this file are read into the environment

# at startup. They will override any existing entries in

# the environment.

#

# The syntax is one entry per line as follows:

# VAR = VALUE

#

# Values may be quoted

# VAR = "VALUE"

#

# Values may be empty

# VAR =

#


# Example:

#

# HOUDINI_NO_SPLASH = 1


# htoa config start

PATH = "$PATH;C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION}/scripts/bin"

HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/Users/brewe/htoa/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-18.0.391/htoa-5.1.1_r126b954_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION};&"

# htoa config end


I have absolutely no idea what's wrong and/or how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Stephen Blair answered ·

How do you open the scene? By doubl-clicking it?

Start Houdini from the Houdini Command Line Tools, then open the scene.

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Courtney Brewer answered ·

That worked :) I feel kinda silly haha. Now my problem is I get this black render screen and none of the geo shows up with any arnold light. I have the camera set to my shot cam and have tried adjusting a few different lights.


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