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The following sections are separated into Houdini prior to 18.0 and then Houdini 18+ as these instructions will differ. Take special care to read the correct section.

Houdini 17

Adding Light

To add a light, select one of light tools from the RenderMan Shelf or the RenderMan Menu which automatically creates a Pxr light OBJ.  See Lighting for more information.


To render, add a RenderMan 22 ROP from the RenderMan Shelf. This tool also creates a RIS Network and sets the integrator to PxrPathTracer. Make sure the Camera parameter is set to the render camera (you must create one in Houdini as the default cannot be used), then press the Render button to see your render interactively in the Image Tool. See Rendering for more information.