[Sidefx-houdini-list] Displacement with large rat files - any issues?

Antoine Durr antoinedurr at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 14:41:51 EDT 2018


Yep, I have a similar problem, H16.5 goes InstaCrash(tm) on a retina MBP, whereas H16 works just fine.  The answer I was given was that my MBP is not in the officially supported graphics cards.

— Antoine

> On Apr 4, 2018, at 6:24 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Definitely need to open a support ticket. It’s not a prefs thing, and it’s not specific to the file. I just made a torus in a clean file and couldn’t cache the particles in the background. I opened the file on a PC and was able to cache the particles. 
> 
> But after an OS X restart, Houdini 16.5 wouldn't even open initially. What’s odd is that it’s complaining about not being able to connect to the license server. But not in the usual way. I just get a little OS dialog saying hserver couldn’t be reached. But the thing is, that’s our OLD license server. In fact the license admin shows the correct new one, and shows licenses available. After a few tries it actually DID open, but still couldn’t cache. Argh…
> 
> 16.0.763 opens fine. 
> 
> Support here I come.
> 
> Gary Jaeger / 650.728.7957 direct / 415.518.1419 mobile
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>> On Apr 4, 2018, at 6:49 AM, Gary Jaeger <gary at corestudio.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks all.
>> 
>> Michael I’ll check those things, but I’m fairly sure no hidden windows, etc. And yes we restarted Houdini multiple times. 
>> Larry, we’re on OS X as well, but I haven’t tried renaming the prefs. Jeff, if renaming the prefs DOES work, I’ll send you both sets of prefs. I’ll open a support ticket regardless. 
>> 
>> Gary Jaeger / 650.728.7957 direct / 415.518.1419 mobile
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>>> On Apr 4, 2018, at 6:37 AM, Jeff Wagner <jeff at sidefx.com <mailto:jeff at sidefx.com>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Any info you can share with Support to identify the issue would be grand.
>>> 
>>> Please open up a support ticket with us even if you can't reproduce all the
>>> time.
>>> 
>>> In this case the system OS details would be required as it is most likely
>>> an OS related issue. We run a separate engine process.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -jeff
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 8:46 AM, Larry Giunta <larry at gcreativestudios.com <mailto:larry at gcreativestudios.com>>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Not sure if this is in any way related - but a thought.
>>>> 
>>>> Since jumping up to 16.5 I’ve had random issues pop up that have required
>>>> me to rename my preferences file and restart Houdini
>>>> … which pretty much resets the preferences file to default.
>>>> 
>>>> I’ve gotten everything from minor interface malfunctions to flat out not
>>>> being able to launch Houdini.
>>>> It seems that somehow the preferences file is being corrupted, but I have
>>>> not been able to track down the exact cause.
>>>> 
>>>> Anyway, that’s an interface problem and fix I’m getting on this end, on OS
>>>> X.
>>>> 
>>>> Larry
>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Larry Giunta
>>>> Creative Director
>>>> G Creative Studios
>>>> (978)276-0600
>>>> www.gcreativestudios.com <http://www.gcreativestudios.com/>
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Apr 3, 2018, at 10:14 PM, Michael Scarpa <michael at scarpa.name> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I assume the customary restart of Houdini doesn’t help?  Is there any
>>>> useful output on the console?  Destination disk has enough capacity for the
>>>> files you’re trying to write?  Any dialog still waiting for your input
>>>> hidden behind other windows that might be stalling the background process?
>>>> Just trying to rule out the obvious, sorry if it sounds very useless :-)
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 4/04/2018, at 13:46, Gary Jaeger <gary at corestudio.com> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I have an odd one. I’ve been working on, and versioning, a file all
>>>> day. I’m writing cache files in the background for the import_particle
>>>> node. It’s been fine. Except all of a sudden I can no longer do it. When I
>>>> hit Save to Disk in Background, the Scheduler will pop up (including the
>>>> warning if I haven’t saved) but nothing happens. It’s just empty. In fact
>>>> it will create the directories if needed, but not .bgeo.sc files. So
>>>> strange. I can hit Save to Disk, and that works. But not Save to Disk in
>>>> Background.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> So strange. Any ideas?
>>>>>> 
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