[Sidefx-houdini-list] mantra problem

Gerbrand Nel g at cannonballbunny.com
Thu Jun 25 17:57:53 EDT 2015


going to try that now  thanks!
Are alembics dodgy in houdini?
On 2015/06/25 11:54 PM, François Duchesneau wrote:
> I would try baking the alembic geo in a Houdini .bgeo format for 
> example. That might help.
>
> Francois
>
> On 06/25/2015 05:31 PM, Gerbrand Nel 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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