[Sidefx-houdini-list] HDK And Windows

Edward Lam edward at sidefx.com
Fri Jan 2 09:04:22 EST 2009


Jaideep Khadilkar wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> 
> I am not sure, but i think VS2008 uses VC9 and VS2005 uses VC8 and that is the reason
> of incompatibility. Am i Right??

Yes, as Simon pointed out on the page,
     http://odforce.net/wiki/index.php/HDKFrequentlyAskedQuestions

> Can I have VS2008 and still use VC8 of that to compile ??

No, allow my to repeat a portion of the web page mentioned above,
     "No other compiler will work."
:)

I'll try to update the page to be less confusing for new HDK users and 
the current HDK process.

-Edward

> --- On Fri, 2/1/09, Simon Barrick <simon at primalpictures.com> wrote:
> From: Simon Barrick <simon at primalpictures.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] HDK And Windows
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Date: Friday, 2 January, 2009, 4:50 AM
> 
> I still use hcustom, it works fine on windows.
> Just make sure you compile for the VC8 build of houdini using MSVC 2005
> 
> Not sure about using MSVC 2008 though. 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com on behalf of Andrew D Lyons
> Sent: Thu 01/01/2009 19:19
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com; iamjaideep80 at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] HDK And Windows
>  
> As I understood it hcustom is pretty much deprecated at this point.
> 
> There are a bunch of makefiles under $HFS/toolkit/makefiles that you
> might look at as a starting point instead.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> 
> 2009/1/1 Jaideep Khadilkar <iamjaideep80 at yahoo.com>:
>> Hello Everybody...
>>
>> I am trying to compile HDK Samples on Windows Xp, with Visual Studio 2008.
>> What I am doing is like this.
>> 1 . Open Houdini Shell From Houdini.
>> 2. E: (Where my sample files are)
>> 3. hcustom SOP_Star.C
>>     A scroll of compilation process is given and at the end I get error :
>>     cannot open file 'kernel32.lib'
>> So I searched kernel32.lib allover windows and found it at 3 places, 2
> folders were 64 bit  versions , and the 1 which i chose was "C:\Program
> Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Lib"
>> and at shell I entered,
>> 4. hcustom -L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft
> SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Lib" SOP_Star.C
>> This command compiles smoothly and gives the output
>> -out:C:/DOCUME~1/Admin/houdini9.5/dso/SOP_Star.dll
>> Creating library SOP_Star.lib and object SOP_Star.exp
>>
>> It created Sop_Star.dll file but when I start Houdini, Error is displayed
> like,
>> Couldn't Load SOP_Star.dll
>> This is probably because this file was intended for use with a different
> version of Houdini.
>> Is it beacuse I am using VS 2008 ??? Do I have to use VS2005. Can't I
> just choose which compiler to use?? How ???
>> Is there any other method for compilation??
>>
>> Regards,
>> -----iamjaideep80
>>
>>
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