Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 17.5.237 Don't run a flipbook if the Output Images field is empty and the Flipbook to MPlay toggle is off. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Dissolve SOP's selector can now use an existing primitive selection. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 DOP I/O nodes can now be cooked directly using the ROP Fetch TOP. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Fixed an issue with batch work items in the ROP Fetch TOP node not preserving the incoming frame step size in all cases. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Fixed a bug with setting up the tightness attribute in the Hair Clump SOP. This could lead to crashes, usually after cooking the SOP multiple times. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Added an optional argument to pdg.Node.setExpression Python function to indicate that the expression consists of multi-line Python statements. The new argument defaults to False, so the behavior remains the same as before. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Can now set a multiparameter length from the MaxScript API. Also updated the scripting documentation to provide more code samples of MaxScript API usage. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Houdini is more relaxed in its check for Alembic archives that have changed on disk by other processes due to the overhead in performing this check. yesterday
Houdini 17.5.237 Better shading of environment lights in HQ Lighting mode when no map is assigned to the light. yesterday
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. Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed a bug where input node names would not show up in Operator Path type parameters Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 Improved performance for vertex UV marshalling from Houdini into 3ds Max Tue. April 23, 2019
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. Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed crash when attempting to export a geometry with incorrectly set capture paths to FBX. Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 Updated Operator Type Properties window documentation to include how to add a separator to a menu. Tue. April 23, 2019
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. Tue. April 23, 2019
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. Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 When mantra fails to load geometry, it will try to print more information about why the loading failed. Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 Fixed a bug where Houdini could lock up when dirtying a TOP node. Tue. April 23, 2019
Houdini 17.5.236 Added 4 new methods to the MaxScript API:
  • SetGeometryHdaInput
  • SetModifierHdaInput
  • SetGeometryHdaOpParmInput
  • SetModifierHdaOpParmInput
Tue. April 23, 2019
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