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Old 09 September 2002   #1
HOUDINI 5.5 Download mirror

Thanks to Ben Simons at VisLab.
It is set up not as .isos but as parts so it can be downloaded by parts needed.
Give Houdini a try, the procedural modeling is TRUELY procedural meaning not just a history of things effecting/refering to each other but the ability to significanlty change the first operators or even replace/switch them entirely and not have to rebuild it all like in xsi and maya.

http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/sidefx/
 
Old 09 September 2002   #2
Probrably doesnt run on Win98 does it?
 
Old 09 September 2002   #3
Uh, Mirror? Don't you mean the one and only source? I don't think Side FX even bothered to put up an FTP for the Apprentice CD's, and I'm not aware of any others.

Well, good work, I hope people get it and actually try to learn it. It's a nice piece of software.
 
Old 09 September 2002   #4
bah....is there a way to download the whole cd without having to click on each individual file?
 
Old 09 September 2002   #5
Quote: Originally posted by Array
bah....is there a way to download the whole cd without having to click on each individual file?

Ben recommends:

GNU "wget" is a convenient way to copy a directory and all it's contents
over the net (ie. a recursive copy). There's even a version for Windows!
See:

http://www.wget.org/
http://wget.sunsite.dk/

But take care with wget - you don't want to download the entire internet!
It might not fit on your hard drive, and could be fairly expensive. ;-)

For example, if you wanted to download the Solaris Image of Houdini
Apprentice, you might use this wget command.

% cd /var/tmp
% wget -N -nv -r -L http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/sidefx/cd1/Solaris

and you would have the Solaris directory tree copied to /var/tmp.
Be careful you have spare disk space before you start a big download.
The command above would create /var/tmp/www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/sidefx/cd1/Solaris

The nice thing about wget is if it's interrupted, you can restart the
download from where it was. If you have to go through a firewall or
web proxy, then you should create a $HOME/.wgetrc file with the line:

http_proxy = proxy.example.yourdomain.com:8080

or whatever is your web proxy, then wget will work! It's Good Stuff! :-)
I think you _can_ specify the proxy on the command line, with something
like -e "http_proxy=proxy.thing.com:8080", but if you must go through
a proxy everytime, then it's probably best to set this in a .wgetrc file
once and for all. Set and forget.
 
Old 09 September 2002   #6
Has no one already downloaded the whole thing and started distributing it as iso's?
 
Old 09 September 2002   #7
Here's a place to get web crawlers:
http://idirect.tucows.com/offline95_rating.html
 
Old 09 September 2002   #8
downloaded it with getright, couldn't get wget to work on my xp machine... the getright browser was quite handy in getting those files...

just installed it, boy is houdinis interface slow on my machine - i can watch it building itself ... the open gl views are fast, but all the other interface stuff is so slooooow ... anyone experiencing the same problems or knows how to solve this issue?

cheers, carsten
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Old 09 September 2002   #9
I had the same problem with the interface redrawing itself. Updated video drivers seem to have solved it.
 
Old 09 September 2002   #10
I found this.

http://www.techimage.co.uk/tc/products/houdini.html

This place has some additional tutorials, and has Apprentice for download in compressed archives.

Last edited by MCronin : 09 September 2002 at 07:08 PM.
 
Old 09 September 2002   #11
a mirror?

glad you solved the gui redraw issue, I had the same issue with Derivative and Houdini beta but an update corrected it
 
Old 09 September 2002   #12
Quote: Originally posted by wgreenlee1
Probrably doesnt run on Win98 does it?



Afraid not.. and it requires a pretty good graphics card too. I run on a GeForce3 pretty nicely.
 
Old 09 September 2002   #13
Quote: Originally posted by artifish
just installed it, boy is houdinis interface slow on my machine - i can watch it building itself ... the open gl views are fast, but all the other interface stuff is so slooooow ... anyone experiencing the same problems or knows how to solve this issue?
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one thing to be aware of is that (depending on your card/driver) if there are any applications which are "always on top" - even if not directly over the houdini interface - this can slow things down to a crawl. some OpenGL issue, i'm led to believe...

also i have have the issue using the GeForce3, that if two of my panes are showing 3d viewports (even the shaderball) if slows down the redraw of all the icons.

good luck- houdini uses very "pure" opengl calls that many games cards don't support fully. it's not fine-tuned for the PC market yet because its available for so many platforms.
 
Old 09 September 2002   #14
In my case redraw problem was somewhat solved by turning off hardware acceleration in display options (I use old Matrox G400 card)
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Old 09 September 2002   #15
Thumbs up

Didn't work for me on Mandrake.... Might try again later. :(
 
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