Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed an error when packaging a project when the plugin wasn't installed in the project's plugin folder but in the engine's. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed a bug where input node names would not show up in Operator Path type parameters yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Improved performance for vertex UV marshalling from Houdini into 3ds Max yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Added HScript functions to access work item attributes, input files and output files. These are alternatives to the existing @syntax, but make it easier to programatically specify the attribute name and component index. For the input/output functions (pdginput(..) and pdgoutput(..)), a tag is also passed in to filter input/output files by their result data tag. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed crash when attempting to export a geometry with incorrectly set capture paths to FBX. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Updated Operator Type Properties window documentation to include how to add a separator to a menu. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 The Alpha plane can now be adjusted with scale/shift if it is currently being viewed in component mode, in MPlay or any of the image viewers. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed an issue where the disk cache could cause deadlocking on Windows. This would evidence itself once in a blue moon in a very rare race condition. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 When mantra fails to load geometry, it will try to print more information about why the loading failed. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed a bug where Houdini could lock up when dirtying a TOP node. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.236 Added 4 new methods to the MaxScript API:
  • SetGeometryHdaInput
  • SetModifierHdaInput
  • SetGeometryHdaOpParmInput
  • SetModifierHdaOpParmInput
Houdini 17.5.235 Fixed opening of UNC file paths from the TOP work item panel Mon. April 22, 2019
Houdini 17.5.235 Fixed a crash evaluating MSS for viewport material assignment when the geometry being processed isn't inside an object node. Mon. April 22, 2019
Houdini 17.5.235 Fixed bug in hqueuescheduler when the specified working directory was absolute, but not a subdirectory of $HQROOT.

Changed graph and node-level hqueue jobs to use priority specified by pdg::scheduler parms if available, defaulting to 5 instead of 0.

Fixed a minor issue with TextOverlay tool getting default of 0 priority instead of 5.

Fixed an issue where hqueuescheduler would fail to shutdown the xmlrpc server thread at the end of a PDG cook.

Mon. April 22, 2019
Houdini 17.5.235 Fixed a bug that could cause immediate state changes when selecting Objects in the volatile select state. Mon. April 22, 2019
Houdini 17.5.235 Fixed a bug in the Alembic SOP that could result in some items specified in the "Object Path" parameter to be ignored. Mon. April 22, 2019
Houdini 17.5.235 Updated user interface of File Copy node to have better UX. Also added support for copying multiple files and copying to a directory. Mon. April 22, 2019
Houdini 17.5.234 Added utf-8 support to csvinput and csvoutput.

Removed workingDir and localizePath from PythonScheduler as these are no longer virtuals that need to be implemented.

Fixed display of unicode characters on work item detail panel.

Fixed bug in csvoutput related to queries of multi-element values and added a 'None' quoting option.

Sun. April 21, 2019
Houdini 17.5.232 Update to the default color palette file. Replaced the 0.9/0.45 colors with full intensity colors. Fri. April 19, 2019
Houdini 17.5.231 Expose viewport handle for Control SOP. Thu. April 18, 2019
Houdini 17.5.231 The Assemble SOP is now compilable. Thu. April 18, 2019
Houdini 17.5.230 Cooking non-primary outputs of SOP subnetworks with no corresponding output node will now return the primary output of the display/render sop, not the parent's cooked output. This will ensure wider consistency between our different ways of cooking. Wed. April 17, 2019
Houdini 17.5.230 DOP shelf tools should do a better job resetting to the correct start frame rather than always using frame 1. Wed. April 17, 2019
Houdini 17.5.230 Added 'submittedBy' attribute to the getJobs() function in HQueue's Python API. Wed. April 17, 2019
Houdini 17.5.230 Fix for sync not deleting old output materials if there was a file texture output present Wed. April 17, 2019