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The release archive contains everything you need to run Redshift for Houdini, including the Redshift libraries, the plugin binaries, the menu shelf, the HDAs, etc.

Plugin released versions

The plugin is deployed supporting several Houdini production builds versions. The available plugin versions are located in the Redshift main installation folder:

 

  • Windows:  C:\ProgramData\Redshift\Plugins\Houdini
  • Linux:        /usr/redshift/redshift4houdini
  • OSX:         /Applications/redshift/redshift4houdini

 

Redshift for Houdini supports the latest production build for the 4 most recent major Houdini versions (15.5, 16.0, 16.5 and 17.0) as well as the first production build for the most recent major Houdini version (17.5).  Both the Qt5 (regular) and Qt4 flavors of Houdini are supported.  In general you need will need to match the versions of Houdini and the Redshift plugin target Houdini version, however if there are no changes in the Houdini HDK between the Redshift plugin's target Houdini version and your preferred Houdini version, you may be able to run Redshift.


 Redshift version 2.6 supports the following Houdini versions
  • Houdini 15.0.459: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.10
  • Houdini 15.5.565: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.41
  • Houdini 16.0.565: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.02
  • Houdini 16.0.557: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.02
  • Houdini 16.0.633: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.02
  • Houdini 16.0.671: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.10
  • Houdini 16.0.705: From Redshift 2.6.00 to Redshift 2.6.19
  • Houdini 16.0.736: From Redshift 2.6.20 to the last available.
  • Houdini 16.5.268: From Redshift 2.6.01 to Redshift 2.6.10
  • Houdini 16.5.378: From Redshift 2.6.03 to Redshift 2.6.10
  • Houdini 16.5.405: From Redshift 2.6.03 to Redshift 2.6.10
  • Houdini 16.5.439: From Redshift 2.6.11 to Redshift 2.6.17
  • Houdini 16.5.473: From Redshift 2.6.11 to Redshift 2.6.19
  • Houdini 16.5.496: From Redshift 2.6.11 to Redshift 2.6.26
  • Houdini 16.5.536: From Redshift 2.6.18 to Redshift 2.6.36
  • Houdini 16.5.571: From Redshift 2.6.20 to Redshift 2.6.41
  • Houdini 16.5.634: From Redshift 2.6.28 to the last available.
  • Houdini 17.0.352: From Redshift 2.6.28 to Redshift 2.6.35
  • Houdini 17.0.416: From Redshift 2.6.30 to Redshift 2.6.43
  • Houdini 17.0.459: From Redshift 2.6.32 to Redshift 2.6.43
  • Houdini 17.0.506: From Redshift 2.6.36 to the last available.
  • Houdini 17.5.173: From Redshift 2.6.37 to Redshift 2.6.43
  • Houdini 17.5.229: From Redshift 2.6.40 to Redshift 2.6.44
  • Houdini 17.5.258: From Redshift 2.6.42 to Redshift 2.6.46
  • Houdini 17.5.293: From Redshift 2.6.44 to the last available.
  • Houdini 17.5.327: From Redshift 2.6.45 to the last available.
  • Houdini 17.5.360: From Redshift 2.6.47 to the last available.
 Redshift version 2.5 supports the following Houdini versions:
  • Redshift 2.5.77: 15.0.459, 15.5.565, 16.0.671, 16.0.705 (Qt4 and Qt5), 16.5.268 (Qt4 and Qt5), 16.5.378 (Qt4 and Qt5), 16.5.405 (Qt5 only), 16.5.473 (Qt4 and Qt5)


Plugin installation (Linux)

Run the .run file. After installation, Redshift and the Houdini plugin will be installed in the /usr/redshift default folder. The Houdini plugin will be in the subfolder redshift4houdini.

 

To use Redshift with Houdini, you'll need to edit your houdini.env file to include the following lines:

Each user’s home Houdini directory can contain a houdini.env file you can use to specify environment variables. The houdini.env file on Linux is located at ~/houdiniX.X/houdini.env (for example: ~/houdini17.0/houdini.env)

It is also possible to set this as a system environment variables so not every user needs to maintain their on houdini.env file.


HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "/usr/redshift/bin:$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "/usr/redshift/redshift4houdini/${HOUDINI_VERSION};&"

Be aware that not all the Houdini production builds have a plugin build with the same version. Check the table above to know the available Redshift plugin versions.


Plugin installation (Windows)

Run the exe file. After installation, Redshift and the Houdini plugin will be installed in the C:\ProgramData\Redshift default folder. The Houdini plugin will be in the subfolder Plugins\Houdini.  Log files, your license file (if using a node-locked license) and the Redshift preferences file are also stored in C:\ProgramData\Redshift

 

To use Redshift with Houdini, you'll need to edit your houdini.env file to include the following lines (Note the direction of the slashes!):

Each user’s home Houdini directory can contain a houdini.env file you can use to specify environment variables. The houdini.env file on Windows is located at C:\Users\<username>\Documents\houdiniX.X\houdini.env (for example: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\houdini17.0\houdini.env)

It is also possible to set this as a system environment variables so not every user needs to maintain their on houdini.env file.


HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH"
HOUDINI_PATH = "C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/${HOUDINI_VERSION};&"

Be aware that not all the Houdini production builds have a plugin build with the same version. Check the table above to know the available Redshift plugin versions.

 

Plugin installation (OSX)

Run the .pkg file. After installation, Redshift and the Houdini plugin will be installed in the /Applications/redshift default folder. The Houdini plugin will be in the subfolder redshift4houdini.

 

To use Redshift with Houdini, you'll need to edit your houdini.env file to include the following lines:

Each user’s home Houdini directory can contain a houdini.env file you can use to specify environment variables. The houdini.env file on OSX is located at ~/Library/Preferences/houdini/X.X/houdini.env (for example: ~/Library/Preferences/houdini/17.0/houdini.env)

It is also possible to set this as a system environment variables so not every user needs to maintain their on houdini.env file.


HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
HOUDINI_PATH = "/Applications/redshift/redshift4houdini/${HOUDINI_VERSION};&"

Be aware that not all the Houdini production builds have a plugin build with the same version. Check the table above to know the available Redshift plugin versions.