To run V-Ray for Houdini, first extract the contents of the zip file.
Instead of launching Houdini from the Start Menu or desktop shortcut, simply double click the provided provided hfsxx.x.xxx.bat file.
Linux and Mac OS
In Linux or Mac environment, run the hfsxx.x.xxx.sh file found in the extracted folder.
This will set up the necessary environment variables and launch Houdini with V-Ray loaded.
For detailed information on how to run V-Ray for Houdini, see the QuickStart Guides Introduction tutorial.
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Please note that V-Ray is only supported on Qt 5 versions of Houdini. If you run into trouble starting up V-Ray for Houdini, please make sure you operate a Qt 5 version of Houdini before contacting us.