Installation & Setup Guide

The plugin is compiled for Houdini 17.0 and will not work with other major versions of Houdini. Intel Iris Graphics are not supported. It requires an internet connection to communicate with the licensing server however you can still use it offline by manually downloading a local license file. See the bottom of the page for details.


After downloading the files for the selected build you will need to place the plug-in and HDAs in the correct directories otherwise Houdini will be not be able to find them. See below to learn how to do this on your platform. Please note that depending on your system environment the directories may be different.


Windows

Place the plug-in file named PSEUDO_fluid_solver_core.dll in your Houdini preferences directory like this.

C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\houdini17.0\dso

Place the HDA files named PSEUDO_fluid_solver.hda & PSEUDO_fluid_source.hda in your Houdini preferences directory like this.

C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\houdini17.0\otls

If the directories do not exist please create them.


macOS

Place the plug-in file named PSEUDO_fluid_solver_core.dylib in your Houdini preferences directory like this.

/⁨Users⁩/⁨USERNAME/⁨Library⁩/Preferences⁩/⁨houdini⁩/17.0⁩/dso

Place the HDA files named PSEUDO_fluid_solver.hda & PSEUDO_fluid_source.hda in your Houdini preferences directory like this.

/⁨Users⁩/⁨USERNAME/⁨Library⁩/Preferences⁩/⁨houdini⁩/17.0⁩/otls

If the directories do not exist please create them.


Linux

Place the plug-in file named PSEUDO_fluid_solver_core.so in your Houdini preferences directory like this.

/home/USERNAME/houdini17.0/dso

Place the HDA files named PSEUDO_fluid_solver.hda & PSEUDO_fluid_source.hda in your Houdini preferences directory like this.

/home/USERNAME/houdini17.0/otls

If the directories do not exist please create them.


Local License

If your workstation is not connected to the internet you can still use the solver however you will need to manually download and place the license file in your home directory ($HOME).

windows: C:\Users\USERNAME

macOS: /Users/USERNAME

linux: /home/USERNAME

Please note that the local license expires 30 days from the time of download. It will need to be replaced with a new licenses file after then.