[Sidefx-houdini-list] switching between NC and FX

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 17:50:51 EST 2017


The Licensing.opt file should go into $HOME/houdini15.5 (or 15.0 if you're
using that) not directly in $HOME...

Don't remove or modify anything in $HFS btw :)

I don't know OSX at all, I assume that works the same but there could be a
subtle difference....

Cheers,

Peter B

On 13 January 2017 at 14:31, Gary Jaeger <gary at corestudio.com> wrote:

> OK, so here's what I found.
>
> In the houdini terminal, doing hconfig -a tells me that:
>
> HFS                                        :=
> '/Library/Frameworks/Houdini.framework/Versions/15.5.565/Resources'
>
> cool. So in there, I found a file called "Licensing.opt". I created another
> one of these (maybe this is the mistake? do I remove the .opt file in
> $HFS?) in $HOME as per:
>
> HOME                                       := '/Users/gfx01'
>
> so in the ~/Licensing.opt I have this line:
>
> licensingMode = localValidator
>
> but... it still doesn't work. Launching Apprentice still eats up a license.
> Even when I try to open a .hipnc file.
>
> Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Mark Alexander <malexander at sidefx.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I believe you can also just load a blank .hipnc file and that'll drop you
> > into NC mode and release the license. So do what Peter suggested, save a
> > blank hipnc, then load that anytime you want a NC session.
> >
> > On 17-01-13 04:34 PM, Gary Jaeger wrote:
> >
> >> sorta noob question. We have a floating seat of FX, but others in the
> >> studio want to spend some time learning Houdini without taking up a
> >> license. What’s the best method for doing that? All the workstations
> have
> >> FX installed, but is there a painless way to temporarily switch to NC
> >> licensing so artists can dabble?
> >>
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