Houdini FX 17.5 / 18.0 / 18.5 + Arnold + V-Ray + Redshift

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Year / Release Date : 2019 – 2020
Version : 17.5.173 / 17.5.460 / 18.0.416 / 18.0.460 / 18.0.499 / 18.0.532 / 18.0.566 / 18.0.597 / 18.5.351
Developer : SideFX
Developer site : www.sidefx.com
Bit depth : 64bit
Interface language : English
Tabletka : present
System requirements : Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
Requires Intel or AMD x64 processor with SSE 4.2. Houdini 18.0 will not work on a system with a command set lower than SSE 4.2.
I recommend at least 8Gb of RAM, better than 16Gb or more …
Description : Houdini is a professional 3D Artist software developed by Side Effects Software (SideFx). Houdini is a highly sought after software package that allows you to create advanced effects, has powerful rendering and modeling. Houdini differs from its competitors in that it does not need additional add-ons, everything is on board the program. Most often, Houdini is used to create effects in films, to create advertisements and game objects.
Attention! The distribution has been updated! 31.10.2020
The program and plugins for a specific version are separated into separate directories, respectively, for each there are instructions for installation and treatment …
Many instructions are in English, feel free to use the translator)

What’s in the distribution?

  1. Houdini 17.5.173 / 17.5.229 + Redshift 2.6.41
  2. Houdini 17.5.460 + Arnold 5.5 + V-Ray 5.0 Next
  3. Houdini 18.0.416 + Arnold 5.2.1
  4. Houdini 18.0.460 + V-Ray 4.3 + V-Ray 5.5 Next
  5. Houdini 18.0.499 + V-Ray 4.3
  6. Houdini 18.0.532 + Arnold 5.4 + V-Ray 5.0 Next
  7. Houdini 18.0.566 + V-Ray 5.0 Next
  8. Houdini 18.0.597 + Arnold 5.5
  9. Houdini 18.5.351 + Arnold 5.5

How to activate Houdini

  • Option 1: If there is a file in the Crack folder sesinetd.exe
    1. Install houdini-xx.x.xxx-win64-vc141.exe from the Houdini_XX.X.XXX folder
    2. We stop services in Windows named HoudiniLicenseServer and HoudiniServer.
    I do this through the Task Manager (Windows 10) under the Services tab.
    3. Copy the sesinetd.exe file from the Houdini_XX.X.XXX \ Crack folder to C: \ windows \ system32 (overwrite)
    4. We start the services back … (Point 2)
    5. Right click on the Houdini shortcut – File location. Run the file hkey.exe
    This file is located here: C: \ Program Files \ Side Effects Software \ Houdini XX.X.XXX \ bin
    6. A window will open, we need the Server Information tab, look for License server host & License server code. Do not close the window …
    7. Run houdini_keygen.exe from the Houdini_XX.X.XXX \ Crack folder and enter the values โ€‹โ€‹from point 6. Click Generate License.
    8. Switch to running hkey.exe (Item 5). Choose File – Manually Enter Keys … There will be 5 fields.
    Copy the line from the keygen, and paste it into the input field. Then the next one, and so 5 lines in order …
    The line will look like: LICENSE Generic Houdini-Master XX.X 100 25-dec-2025 *. *. *. *
    There are more than 5 lines in the keygen, the top 5 are enough, but if you want, you can install everything …
    Option 2: If there is no file in the Crack folder sesinetd.exe
    So we skip points 2, 3, 4. At point 7, before pressing the “Generate Keys” button, press the “Patch License Daemon” button.
    Well, then follow the instructions above …)

How to activate V-Ray 5.0 Next

At the moment, V-Ray 5 Next is available for free as a beta version.
Follow the link: https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray/houdini/beta and click JOIN BETA.
If there is no account, then register … That’s all)
PS I don’t know how long this will work, but it works so far)

Installing Redshift 2.6.41 + about RTX cards

  • 1. Delete the old / demo version, clean the registry.
    2. Install Redshift 2.6.41
    3. Run license.reg and click “Yes”.
    4. Copy the contents of the “Crk.rar” archive to the folder % programdata% \ Redshift \ Bin (you can copy the path and paste it into Windows Explorer)
    5. Open the file My Documents / houdini17.5 / houdini.env with notepad and paste it there:
    HOUDINI_DSO_ERROR = 2
    HOUDINI_OCL_DEVICENUMBER=0
    PATH = “C:/ProgramData/Redshift/bin;$PATH”
    HOUDINI_PATH = “C:/ProgramData/Redshift/Plugins/Houdini/${HOUDINI_VERSION};&”
    6. Open Houdini, when asked for data, enter:
    Name: TPF
    Password: B331AFAE-8407BF9F-63DC76C1-116A957C
    PS Houdini version 17.5.229 is the latest version to work with Redshift 2.6.41. But it didn’t work for me, maybe you will have better luck)
    If it doesn’t work either, install Houdini version 17.5.173, it’s okay …
    PPS On my RTX card, Redshift renders with watermarks. Found a way, you need to create a custom AOV, type Beauty, Name – for example beauty_aov.

How to activate Arnold

“Lazy” way: Before starting Houdini, go to the folder rlm_aio (or solidangle_rlm_win) and run the file rlm.exe .
A black console window should open, just minimize it and launch Houdini) If it doesn’t work, you can try copying the folder to the root of the C drive:
Another way is to install the RML_License_Server service. In the distribution there is a folder RLM_Windows, go into it, and click “rlm_install.cmd”.
Installation takes place in the folder: C: \ Program Files \ rlm . In this folder you need to copy the * .lic and * .set files from the rlm_aio (or solidangle_rlm_win) folder reminder , which, as a , is located next to the Arnold installation file (or inside the AMPED folder). The last step is to go to the properties My Computer – Advanced Settings – Environment Variables and add the variable solidangle_LICENSE with the value 5053 @ localhost . After that, we restart the RML_License_Server service (well, or a computer, which is easier for someone) and, in theory, everything should work)
And another method is described in the setup rlm for first time.txt file . Translate) It also involves installing the RML service, just in a slightly different way.
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