[Sidefx-houdini-list] mantra problem

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 17:55:22 EDT 2015

I recommend sending this to SESI support, for starters. Also, can you
render a frame on your machine without going to Hqueue? If so you might get
a useful crash log you can send to SESI.

Use verbose level 9 on the ROP when you do the local render, you can see
what bucket it's crashing on. Then you can set your camera crop to only
render the bits that don't crash, and stitch in Comp.

Try a newer Houdini version, though the one you have is fairly up to date.
Try an older Houdini version too, if you have one around.


Peter B

On 25 June 2015 at 14:31, Gerbrand Nel <g at cannonballbunny.com> wrote:

> Hey guys
> I'm in deep shit right now.
> Tomorrow is deadline and my scene refuses to render.
> I'm rendering fur on characters animated in maya.
> All animations gets exported as alembic files for me to fur and render in
> houdini.
> I've rendered 9 shots with almost no problems, but the last shot just
> keeps crashing.
> Where do I start trouble shooting?
> Here is what I've done so far
> I've changed the sampling up and down.
> Changed the tile size up and down by factors of 8
> I've changed the tile order
> I've even rebuilt the scene from scratch based on a scene that renders
> fine.
> I've created new cameras and deleted the alembic cameras.
> This is my first "real" job in houdini, and allot is riding on this. I had
> to convince allot of people that they can trust me to deliver this job in
> houdini.
> Help my dumb-ass  please!!
> G
> Here is a error log from one of the crashed frames:
> .........................
> PROGRESS: 0.54/1
> PROGRESS: 0.55/1
> PROGRESS: 0.56/1
> PROGRESS: 0.57/1
> PROGRESS: 0.58/1
> PROGRESS: 0.59/1
> PROGRESS: 0.60/1
> PROGRESS: 0.61/1
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini
> 14.0.361\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hq_render_from_hip.py", line 4, in <module>
>     hqlib.callFunctionWithHQParms(hqlib.renderFromHip)
>   File "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini
> 14.0.361\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hqlib.py", line 1848, in
> callFunctionWithHQParms
>     return function(**kwargs)
>   File "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini
> 14.0.361\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hqlib.py", line 1011, in renderFromHip
>     _invokeRopAndCatchErrors(rop, project_name, frame, True)
>   File "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini
> 14.0.361\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hqlib.py", line 441, in
> _invokeRopAndCatchErrors
>     raise e
> hou.OperationFailed: The attempted operation failed.
> Error:       Command Exit Code: -1073741819
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Peter B

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