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Irena Smitakova asked ·

Installing Arnold 5.3 in Houdini 18.0460 not working ??

Hey,


I have been going through all the questions here on these forums regarding installing Arnold in Houdini and I tried every single possible option and advice, checked my houdini.env file, I have tried to reinstall Houdini and even Arnold, restart computer, but I still cannot see the shelf in Arnold? It's installed by I cannot see it, I do not know what to do next? any suggestions?

plus I have Houdini Indie license


My .env file


#

# 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 = "$PATH;C:/Users/irena/htoa/htoa-5.3.0_r233605f_houdini-18.0.460/htoa-5.3.0_r233605f_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION}/scripts/bin"

HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/Users/irena/htoa/htoa-5.3.0_r233605f_houdini-18.0.460/htoa-5.3.0_r233605f_houdini-${HOUDINI_VERSION};&"

# htoa config end

HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2


is there something missing? the name and even the version of arnold is correct, any help please?


Thank you for your help


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Irena Smitakova answered ·

Hi everyone, answers found and hopefully it will help others as well. When you are installing Arnold, be careful with having and third party plug in like renderman, which might be overwriting you Arnold installation. If you have at the end of your .env file this as well:


HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2


HOUDINI_PATH=$RFHTREE/18.0;&

PATH=$RMANTREE/bin;&

HOUDINI_NVIDIA_OPTIX_DSO_PATH = C:/Users/irena/Documents/houdini18.0\optix


please add # and change it to this:


HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2


#HOUDINI_PATH=$HOUDINI_PATH; $RFHTREE/18.0;&

#PATH=$PATH;$RMANTREE/bin;&

HOUDINI_NVIDIA_OPTIX_DSO_PATH = C:/Users/irena/Documents/houdini18.0\optix


that solved the issue for me, renderman was no longer overwriting my Arnold instalation script. Hope that helps to you too.


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rachid Hadj Abderrahmane answered ·

clique the "+" sign from the shelf menu to add arnold shelf


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Ashley Handscomb Retallack answered ·

Do you see the shaders and other Arnold nodes in the SOP, ROP etc menus?

Is your exact Houdini version 18.0.460?


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Irena Smitakova answered ·

this is what I see


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Irena Smitakova answered ·

this is what I do not see, I do not see there the Arnold shelf option, that's what I am trying to solve :/ not sure why it is not showing up

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