[Sidefx-houdini-list] Crazy slowness in VOP SOPs

Jerry jerry at axyzfx.com
Fri May 28 14:42:50 EDT 2010


Was Houdini upgraded? We moved up to a new version and I had similar  
issues.
I went to the temp directory and blew everything away and this seemed to  
help.

>
>
>  I believe that when another artist was trying out Apprentice this  
> problem didn't exist- the slowness only started for him once he used the  
> new commercial license that is being served over the network.
>
> I don't think the host machine would be referencing anything from my  
> machine, but I am not too knowledgeable on all the licensing and network  
> stuff- someone else always handles that.  :)
>
> Can this be caused by network slowness?  Why doesn't Houdini just run  
> locally once the license is validated?..
>
> Thanks,
> Craig
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quinn <qrichardson at quinessa.com>
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Sent: Fri, May 21, 2010 12:47 pm
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Crazy slowness in VOP SOPs
>
>
> if it's a network install....
> is the host machine referencing something on the machine that you  
> installed
> from?
>
> Can you do a local install and get the same performance hit?
>
>
>
> On May 21, 2010, at 3:44 PM, Alex Lim wrote:
>
>> Aah. Interesting.
>>
>> As I think about it, writing some kilobytes of text file and compiling
>> it shouldn't impose that big of a speed penalty...  I guess SESI might
>> just have to look into this.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 5/21/2010 12:40 PM, craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  The installation is across a network.  But does VOPs ping the network  
>>> (or
> license) every time you do something?!?  That would seem like a bad  
> idea...
>>>
>>> -Craig
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Alex Lim<list at poh-yee.com>
>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>> Sent: Fri, May 21, 2010 12:26 pm
>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Crazy slowness in VOP SOPs
>>>
>>>
>>> Huh... interesting that you pointed this out, we've experienced similar
>>> issue over here, but we kept on thinking it's our network. Is your HFS
>>> installation local or across the network...?
>>>
>>> It is pretty bad that I have to set cook mode to manual to work in that
>>> node.
>>>
>>> Otherwise, running it on my laptop is okay as far as I remembered...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 5/21/2010 12:02 PM, craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> We just got our new Houdini licenses up and running here and we  
>>>> noticed that
>>> the VOP SOP is almost unusable (not sure what else is at this  
>>> point...)- it
>>> takes forever (hangs up but eventually comes back) to plop down an  
>>> operator
> and
>>> forever to wire one up, etc.  We are running 64 bit on Windows 7 and  
>>> with
>>> different H10 builds, different graphics cards, etc., so it isn't  
>>> isolated to
>>> some obvious configuration.
>>>>
>>>> I even tried disabling the Anti-Virus and also set the environment  
>>>> variable
>>> for OGL to the software emulation to see if either would make any  
>>> difference,
>>> but they didn't.
>>>>
>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Craig Hoffman
>>>> FX Lead
>>>> Microsoft Games
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