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Arnold UsdView

Hello,

I've been struggling to compile arnold-usd to test in usdview. I have no expirience at all at compiling and the documentation in the Github page it isn't helpful for me.

Here's what the abuild responds:

scons: Reading SConscript files ...

ImportError: cannot import name 'izip':

File "D:\Documents\arnold-usd-arnold-7.0.0.0\SConstruct", line 29:

from utils import system, configure

File "D:\Documents\arnold-usd-arnold-7.0.0.0\tools\utils\__init__.py", line 14:

from . import build_tools, color, compiler, configure, dependencies, elf, git, \

File "D:\Documents\arnold-usd-arnold-7.0.0.0\tools\utils\build_tools.py", line 20:

from itertools import izip


I read that you can use the Houdini's Plugin since Solaris is USD based. If that's true, which files I should copy to the usd folder to get it working?


Thanks in advance.

usd
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Mohamed Oumoumad answered

All the same struggle here. If anyone could save us multiple weekends of trying to build all this and share some pre-built binaries for windows, that would be great !

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I managed to build arnold-usd without abuild thanks to Richard from https://prism-pipeline.com/

I could do an extended tutorial some time in the future, but here's the command that you can use. Make sure you change the paths following the dependencies configuration https://github.com/Autodesk/arnold-usd/blob/master/docs/building.md

D:\Projects\Compiling\cmake-3.21.4-windows-x86_64\cmake-3.21.4-windows-x86_64\bin\cmake ^ -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" ^ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="C:\dist\arnold-usd" ^ -DARNOLD_LOCATION="D:\Projects\Compiling\arnold-usd\Arnold-7.0.0.0-windows" ^ -DUSD_INCLUDE_DIR="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\include" ^ -DUSD_LIBRARY_DIR="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\lib" ^ -DUSD_LIBRARIES="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\lib" ^ -DBUILD_DOCS=OFF ^ -DBUILD_SCHEMAS=OFF ^ -DTBB_FOUND=ON ^ -DTBB_INCLUDE_DIRS="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\include" ^ -DTBB_LIBRARIES="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\lib\tbb.lib" ^ -DBUILD_USE_CUSTOM_BOOST=ON ^ -DBoost_INCLUDE_DIRS="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\include\boost-1_70" ^ -DBoost_LIBRARIES="D:\Projects\Compiling\USD\build_21.08_2017\install\lib\boost_python37-vc141-mt-x64-1_70.lib" ^ -DBUILD_USE_PYTHON3=ON ^ -DPython3_ROOT_DIR="C:\Program Files\Python37" ^ D:\Projects\Tools\GitRepositories\arnold-usd

Then you can build it in the same Terminal with this command:

D:\Projects\Compiling\cmake-3.21.4-windows-x86_64\cmake-3.21.4-windows-x86_64\bin\cmake --build . --config Release --target install 


Also it's worth mentioning that you should add the bin folder from arnold-sdk to PATH for this to work.


I hope arnold-usd developers take some time to work on the building documentation since this one is outdated.

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Thank you !

With the command you shared I was able to get much further, now the building seems to stop after a few minutes and fails with this message at the end :

C:\Users\Mohamed\Desktop\WIP\GEAR_WORKS\DEV\TESTING\build-arnold-usd\arnold-usd-arnold-6.2.1.0\usd_imaging\usd_lux_light_filter_adapter.cpp(16): fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'pxr/usd/usdLux/light.h': No such file or directory [C:\Users\Mohamed\Desktop\WIP\GEAR_WORKS\DEV\TESTING\build-arnold-usd\arnold-usd-build\usd_imaging\usdImagingArnold.vcxproj

Generating Code...

For now I'm still trying to figure out how to use the HtoA or KtoA build to see arnold renders with usdview.

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Which USD version are you targeting (hash?)? We build against 21.08 (for Houdini 19), including the USD imaging plugin, and did not see this error.

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@Pal Mezei I used the current USD release v21.11

I should try build against the 21.08 version too instead.

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Ok after hours of trying different things, I moved a bit further in the building steps,

cmake gives me errors that I have hard time debugging, so I continued with the abuild method with a custom.py file.

The content of my custom.py :

ARNOLD_PATH=r'C:\DEV\CGI_PIPELINE\USD\Arnold-7.0.0.0-windows'
USD_PATH=r'C:\DEV\CGI_PIPELINE\USD\build-20.08'

PYTHON_INCLUDE=r'C:\Users\Ilyas\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\include'
PYTHON_LIB=r'C:\Users\Ilyas\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\libs'
PYTHON_LIB_NAME='python37'

PREFIX=r'C:\DEV\CGI_PIPELINE\USD\arnold-usd-build.7.0.0'

BOOST_INCLUDE=r'C:\DEV\CGI_PIPELINE\USD\boost_1_66_0'

BUILD_SCHEMAS=False
BUILD_RENDER_DELEGATE=True
BUILD_USD_WRITER=False
BUILD_PROCEDURAL=False
BUILD_TESTSUITE=False
BUILD_DOCS=False

I now arrived to this error

LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'usd_ms.lib'
scons: *** [build\windows_x86_64\msvc_opt\usd-0.21.8_arnold-7.0.0.0\render_delegate\hdArnold.dll] Error 1181
scons: building terminated because of errors.

And I've got no clue how to fix this one.


Few notes that might benefit other people in the future :

Adding the bin directory of arnold sdk to path was necessary indeed.

The PYTHON_INCLUDE path must direct to include folder inside python directory for it to work with boost, unlike what's mentioned in the docs. Otherwise we get this error :

fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'pyconfig.h': No such file or directory

If I don't put BUILD_DOCS to false, I get no attribute named `Doxygen` at line 524 of SConstruct, so I decided to disable everything I believe I don't need, all I need is really to render with arnold directly on usdview.

That's it for this weekend's arnold usd building adventure.

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