a tip especially for Windows Houdini Users.
Programs do not show the shell running in it on the Windows operation system, unlike Linux. in some cases getting a pop-up window from Houdini tells what’s wrong. but most of the time you don’t get anything. you don’t what’s going on, especially when you dealing with GPU rendering.
for example with Arnold renderer you get warnings, errors, hints and tips directly into the shell, like here:
you make Houdini star in shell-like in windows by adding this line into your Houdini env.
HOUDINI_TEXT_CONSOLE = 1
it will make your life much easier!