Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Houdini BUG: ERROR: Couldn't open "Fuse11.0.658/FUSE_ColorOptions.ui" for reading

This is a bug report I've created for Houdini 11.0.658 and it also gives a workaround for the problem. I'm publishing it here cause there is no solution on the web (or at least I couldn't found any).

Under Mac OSX 10.6.6 setting HOUDINI_PATH environment variable to a path either in ~/.profile or in .MacOSX/environment.plist causes Houdini to crash on startup. The terminal outputs the following error messages:


Stereo1s-Mac-Pro:MacOS stereo1$ echo $HOUDINI_PATH
/Users/Servers/Shared/M/DEV/houdini
Stereo1s-Mac-Pro:MacOS stereo1$ pwd
/Applications/Houdini 11.0.658/Houdini.app/Contents/MacOS
Stereo1s-Mac-Pro:MacOS stereo1$ ./houdini
ERROR: Couldn't open resource file "resources" (No such file or directory)
Can't open dophints.cmd
ERROR: Couldn't open "Fuse11.0.658/FUSE_ColorOptions.ui" for reading: No such file or directory
Color name 'ListEntry1' is missing from the theme.
Color name 'ListEntry2' is missing from the theme.
Couldn't find font Proportional.12 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
Couldn't find font Proportional.9 - using default instead
(and this last line repeats around 100 times)


and adding "/Library/Frameworks/Houdini.framework/Versions/11.0.658/Resources/houdini" to HOUDINI_PATH at least lets houdini to open properly but the interface is not looking the same before (I think it is not loading my personal preferences this time).

To fix the preferences issue then I have also added "$HOME/Library/Preferences/houdini/11.0:/Users/Shared/houdini/11.0:$HIP/houdini" to the HOUDINI_PATH and everything works as expected right now.

So the final HOUDINI_PATH looks like this:

HOUDINI_PATH=/Library/Frameworks/Houdini.framework/Versions/11.0.658/Resources/houdini:$HOME/Library/Preferences/houdini/11.0:/Users/Shared/houdini/11.0:$HIP/houdini:/Users/Shared/Servers/M/DEV/houdini

But under Windows setting the HOUDINI_PATH didn't cause any problem like that.

4 comments:

oliowski said...

thx for this post! Just had the same problem after installing houdini ocean toolkit! cheers Oliver

Ozgur said...

you're welcome, nice to see that it helps somebody

Stream said...

Hi, Ozgur! I have got this error when I installed houdini ocean toolkit.

It happens when you miss the ";& " at the end of your HOUDINI_PATH.

Your method may works, but my way is much more simple.
your friends,
Stream, from China

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