Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 17.0.372 Fixed uncommon nondeterministic behaviour when sending a ray that narrowly misses intersecting a quad. It was nondeterministically hitting sometimes, instead. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 The Vellum Object DOP will respect its creation frame rather than always creating at start of the simulation. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Added 2 new helper functions for Heightfields: * HAPI_CreateHeightfieldInputNode: Helper functions used to create the nodes required for Heightfields. It will create a Heightfield SOP, unlock it, and expose its height and mask volume nodes, as well as the heightfield merge node that can be used to add additional masks data later. Heightfield data can then be set on the volume nodes via HAPI_SetHeightfieldData after calling HAPI_GetVolumeInfo/HAPI_SetVolumeInfo . * HAPI_CreateHeightfieldInputVolumeNode: Helper function used to create an Input volume node that can be used to store additional mask data for Heightfields. That volume should be connected to the merge node exposed by HAPI_CreateHeightfieldInputNode yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 The glTF ROP exporter now only exports normal maps if the Bump & Normals Texture Type is set to Normal (ignores Bump type) since the glTF format only supports normal maps. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Added back the ability to set keyframes using ALT-LMB on value fields in the channel list. Not all the parameter mouse modifier click shortcuts work on value fields from the channel list because the shortcuts are also using to extend the value column selection. ALT-LMB doesn't conflict so it was added. Delete Keyframe/Delete Channels are also available as keyboard shortcuts ( Del and Ctrl-Del ) if the mouse is over the channel list. The channel list gear menu shows all the keyboard shortcuts. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Fixed a bug where changing the value of a Key-Value Dictionary parameter through the Parameters pane did not invoke the parameter's callback script. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Renamed hou.GeometryDelta.copyGeoPointAttributes() to the more appropriate setPointPositionsFromString() method, which is also more flexible by allowing one to use arbitrary positions. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Renamed hou.GeometryDelta.copyGeoPointAttributes() to the more appropriate setPointPositionsFromString() method, which is also more flexible by allowing one to use arbitrary positions. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Fixed warnings about missing "checkbox_*.svg" images when viewing any user interface in Houdini that contained a Qt QTreeView widget. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Fixed a bug where a menu parameter became populated with another menu parameter's items if the former parameter's menu script accessed the latter parameter's items. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Unity plugin: Fixed upstream input asset cook callbacks not being triggered

        after code compilation, play mode, or scene load.
yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Added support for the USE_HENGINE_ENV_IN_HOSTS environment variable. When the plugin starts a session, if it finds this environment variable in the session server's process, it will copy the entire environment of the HARS process into the 3ds Max process. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 When overriding the node info window template files, it is now possible to just override a single file in config/NodeInfoTemplates rather than having to copy and replace all the files in that directory. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Fixed crash when deleting style sheets in the Data Tree Style Sheet Editor. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.372 Fixed potential crashing on Houdini startup when executing custom 123.py or 456.py scripts. yesterday
Houdini 17.0.370 Unity plugin: Fixed inputs in saved scenes getting mangled in certain cases.

Using environment mapped path for instantiated shelf tools assets so that they will be reloaded properly for multi platform projects.

Sat. October 13, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 In the HDK, fixed linker error if using inline functions of GEO::PointBVHT from multiple compilation units being linked into the same library built in debug mode. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Fix check for read only status for nodes if the operator isn't defined by saved network. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 The playbar keyframe button renders with a darker green color on partial keys. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Added an option for enabling or disabling whether a session is automatically started when 3ds Max starts up. Automatic session startup is disabled by default. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Fixed some python state documentation issues: examples + registration Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Fixed bug where the rotate arcs of the vector handle would highlight when the twist ring was located. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Fixed a bug in the crowd solver where agents that weren't on top of the terrain could be moved around when the Stick to Deforming Geometry option was enabled. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Fixed an error when opening the group menu for the Input Points parameter on the RBD Material Fracture SOP. Fri. October 12, 2018
Houdini 17.0.369 Fixed missing import in volume light shelf tool script. Fri. October 12, 2018