[Sidefx-houdini-list] HOUDINI_TOOLBAR_PATH usage

Michael K O'Brien mobrien at pixar.com
Tue Jan 6 13:48:02 EST 2009


Hmm. I haven't had any problems setting Houdini env vars on Windows.

Here's what I set:


Can you just set HOUDINI_PATH to the dir right above the toolbar directory?


Michael K O'Brien
mobrien at pixar.com

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-
> bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Robert D.M. Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 8:37 AM
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] HOUDINI_TOOLBAR_PATH usage
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Graham Thompson
> <captainhammy at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Much like all of the other specific paths you can specify with Houdini
> you
> > will have to include the default path, in this case $HH/toolbar location
> in
> > the path or else Houdini won't find all the default tools and most of
> the
> > operators won't work.  Give it a shot just pointing it to your own path
> and
> > Houdini won't have any shelf and only limited options in the tab menu.
> Oh ... I've tried several times to get this going. Here's my problem ...
> Windows ;)
> I've set HOUDINI_TOOLBAR_PATH as an environment variable trying the
> following:
> *%HH%/toolbar;c:/temp/houdini9.5/toolbar*
> This didn't work ... Houdini complained it couldn't find the shelf sets.
> So,
> I figured it was the HH wasn't expanding so I explictly set the variable
> like so:
> *"C:/Program Files/Side Effects Software/Houdini9.5.274/houdini/toolbar"*
> but same error message. And I tried using backslashes but no luck.
> I should mention that I'm starting Houdini by double-clicking on the icon
> (and I'm using Apprentice HD). Is it better to set this within a 123.cmd
> file instead?
> Help?!
>    Rob
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