Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 18.0.477 Added the Working Directory parm to the In Process Scheduler TOP, so that nodes using it can localize and delocalize paths. yesterday
Houdini 18.0.475 Added a new TOP node `attributerename`. This node can be used for all your attribute renaming needs. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 Added methods to hou.AgentShape for accessing blendshape inputs or in-between shapes, for shapes that are used with a blendshape deformer.

Add hou.AgentRig.transformNames() and hou.AgentRig.transformHierarchy()

Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 The Agent Edit SOP now allows the Channel Name parameter to specify a list or pattern of channels, for setting multiple channels to the same value. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 Bumped the HDK_API_VERSION for changes to the signature of GusdPrimWrapper::unpack() that enable multithreaded geometry conversion. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 The Unpack USD SOP now has improved multithreading when unpacking to polygons. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 Changed local scheduler to always preserve HOUDINI_PATH from host environment. It will be prepended with the pdgtemp path. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 The Unpack USD SOP now only sets the usdxform attribute for point-based prims. Other prims (e.g. spheres) already have a primitive transform and are handled by SOP Import's transform compensation option. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.475 Fixed a SOP Import issue where the USD Attributes mode was unable to import and override attributes from the prim's schema that SOP Import already authors a value for by default (e.g. 'basis' for curves). In this situation, SOP Import also now ensures that the attribute's type matches the expected type from the schema (e.g. a 'basis' attribute would be imported as a 'token' instead of the default 'string[]'). Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Fixes a bug where drawing curves inside empty editable subnets would result in permission errors. Fri. May 22, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Fixed a crash when deleting the only displayed node inside of a TOP Geometry network. Thu. May 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Fix FBX export bug when rendering SOPs inside SOP subnets won't obey render flags. Thu. May 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Fixed a bug in karma where SSS can sometimes appear too bright in indirect bounces in offline renders. Thu. May 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Prevent a case where error messages could be written to the console after closing a pinned node info window. Thu. May 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Refactored local, hqueue and tractor to use parmprefix member variable for use with base class methods. Thu. May 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Fixed a viewport UDIM crash when the texture is cleared from the cache and then reused later on. Thu. May 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.474 Fix some bugs in the Value Clip LOP, and renamed some parameters for clarity. In particular, looping clips should behave much more predictably. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 Fixed a bug in karma where PBR SSS would appear brighter than expected in bsdf-centric lighting. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 When specifying a target parameter on the the Wedge TOP, it's also now possible to configure how string values get set on that parameter. A string wedge value can be set as the target parm's value or its expression, for example. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 Fixed a bug in karma where setting SSS limit greater than 0 would either cause PBR SSS to pick up indirect bounce from wrong location, or Random Walk SSS to mix in diffuse bounce and appear overly bright. Also fixed indirect bounce from non-SSS BSDFs having incorrect amount of contribution in a compound BSDF with SSS (most noticeable under IPR). Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 Fixed a bug with tokenizing the Display list when the OpenColorIO OCIO_ACTIVE_DISPLAYS environment variable is used and some displays have spaces in the name. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.472 Fixed a bug with the Extract Instances LOP where extracted instances were constrained to the instances on the first frame on the timeline only. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 Fix for Send Email TOP message body encoding. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 Fixed a bug with frame samples for viewport motion blur not covering the entire shutter. Wed. May 20, 2020
Houdini 18.0.473 Added error handling for creating HARS server on Windows. Wed. May 20, 2020