Rocky (VFX Reference Platform) Status

This forum topic serves as a centralized hub for monitoring and keeping track of the operational status of different VFX software applications such as Maya, Houdini, Blender, 3DCoat, Nuke, Mari, Rizomuv, Davinci Resolve, JangaFX Suite (Embergen, etc.), Nvidia Drivers, Reaper, and many others. By staying informed about the most recent information, you can guarantee a smooth VFX workflow on Rocky Linux.


Rocky Linux 9.2

If all the required RPM dependencies are installed, everything should install and function smoothly from the beginning. Please note that we are currently working on developing a shell script, kickstarts, and blueprints to further enhance the installation process.

The shell script will install all required dependencies for the software and libraries below to be utilized by those who already have their workstation set up.

The kickstarts and blueprints will be for those who wish to install and utilize Rocky on a cloud provider, enabling the setup of their own rendering farm for their personal VFX development teams. Note: These resources will take time to develop and test, and will be made available in due course.

  • 3DCoat - 2023.17 (Status: Working)

  • Autodesk Maya - 2024 (Status: Working)

  • Blender - 3.6.0 (Status: Working)

  • Davinci Resolve Studio - 18.5Beta (Status: Working)
    Note: After installation, upon first execution, you may encounter a blank dialog window. Simply close this window, and the licensing dialog will appear, allowing you to enter your license key. Once you have entered the key, everything will function properly.

  • Houdini - 19.5.640 (Status: Working)

  • JangaFX Suite (Embergen) - v1.0.4 (Status: Working)
    Note: Please be aware that after the initial installation, Embergen may start up slowly on its first execution. However, subsequent startups will function normally without any delays.

  • Mari - 6.0v2 (Status: Working)

  • Maya to Arnold - (Status: Working)

  • Nuke - 14.0v5 (Status: Working)

  • Nvidia Driver - 535.54.03 (Status: Working)

  • Reaper - v6.81 (Status: Working)

  • RizomUV - 2022.1.57 (Status: Working)

  • Substance 3D Painter - 2023 “Steam” (Status: Not Working)
    Note: Problems with Flatpak Steam Client writing to directory’s other than /tmp

  • Substance 3D Designer - 2023 “Steam” (Status: Not Working)
    Note: Problems with Flatpak Steam Client writing to directory’s other than /tmp

  • Cascadeur - 2023.1.1 (Status: Not Working)
    Note: Cascadeur requires * Ubuntu 20.04 or later see Ubuntu and gives theses errors on Rocky.

./cascadeur: /lib64/ version GLIBCXX_3.4.30' not found (required by /home/sstarr/Applications/cascadeur-linux/csc-lib/ ./cascadeur: /lib64/ version GLIBCXX_3.4.30’ not found (required by /home/sstarr/Applications/cascadeur-linux/lib/
./cascadeur: /lib64/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.30’ not found (required by /home/sstarr/Applications/cascadeur-linux/lib/

I will update this as I install other software (Moonray, Renderman, Qt6, OpenVDB, …)

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to share them below.
Thank you :slight_smile:

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this is a great post. Thanks! our studio is in the process of setting up Rocky for our cloud systems - I’ll list the statuses of our software and plugins that we install.