[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini and deadline... again txt only!

Ihab Abdel Razek ihab.razek at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 16:53:55 EST 2008


I'm using deadline with Houdini successfully for quite sometime now.
Contact me offlist so we can discuss the matter in more details. I  
assure you it's a very straightforward and painless setup. And it only  
uses the mantra licences. No hmaster involved.

Air studio
(sent from I-phone)

On Nov 7, 2008, at 9:36 PM, <gravatar at gravatonia.com> wrote:

> Are any of y'all using Houdini with deadline?  Unfortunately it is  
> the only farm
> software I have available to me right now at UIC.  My sys admin is  
> trying to work
> it out with them, but from what he has told me, Frantic doesn't even  
> use houdini
> in house.  Seeing as I am the only houdini guy in my department it  
> looks like I
> am going to have to try to trouble shoot this myself as much as  
> possible.  When I
> try to use a houdini render job, it errors out stating that it can't  
> find the
> mantra node.  I also tried ifd's using the mantra renderer, and  
> neither I nor the
> sys admin could make heads nor tails of the error and still am  
> trying to figure
> out how to get it to use the frame number ifd to the frame being  
> rendered using
> deadline's gui.  If any of you are using deadline with houdini  
> successfully,
> please contact me.  I'm pulling my hair out here.
> That being said, how can I render my ifd's or even hip files without  
> using my
> master liscenses? I one have three master liscenses but I have 30  
> render
> liscenses available.  I'm afraid I got a bit lost on the  
> documentation on how to
> do that.  Hell, if I need to I'll write a script to do it, if I  
> could be pointed
> in the right direction on what to right.  Look forward to hearing  
> from everyone.
> Grav
> p.s.  Off subject, but anyone know any good tutorials for bringing  
> mocap into
> houdini?
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