Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 6.2.35 undoing parameter changes made in the parameters pane is much faster Tue. November 4, 2003
Houdini 6.2.35 Updated experimental object state for fixing up character deforms. The state will continue using the current shape after the user reselects points. Also, a HUD slider was added to control the blend value for the current shape. This state has not been enabled yet. Tue. November 4, 2003
Houdini 6.2.35 The display options now contain an option for the point size used when rendering particles as points in the viewport. This value can also be set using the new "-p" option to the viewdisplay command. Tue. November 4, 2003
Houdini 6.2.35 The Sticky Object now works with meshes. Tue. November 4, 2003
Houdini 6.2.35 When a brush sop toggles quickly between visualzation modes, it no longer crashes if a group is specified. Tue. November 4, 2003
Houdini 6.2.35 Completed new bevel sop. It replaces selected edges and points with faces. There are four types of repetitions: flat, round low density, round high density, and corner. There are two types of insets, absolute and relative. Mon. November 3, 2003
Houdini 6.2.32 added box zoom to channel editor (control mmb) Sat. November 1, 2003
Houdini 6.2.30 Fixed a memory problem with the pic() function and the following OPs (when sourcing a composite node):

        Image CHOP, Point Map SOP, Trace SOP.
Fri. October 31, 2003
Houdini 6.2.29 Fixed the WireCapture SOP to work with blending of wire capture weights from input. Wed. October 29, 2003
Houdini 6.2.29 The Fast Interactive Cooking preference is now saved properly in the prefs file. It was spelled wrong when written out. Wed. October 29, 2003
Houdini 6.2.29 Added the Defocus COP, for realistic looking camera defocus. Wed. October 29, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 The PreTransform CHOP now has a new Channel Range parameter which allows for more cooking options (similar to the Object CHOP):
  • Use Start/End (default and the old behaviour)
  • Use Current Frame
  • USe Full Animation Range
Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 add to group enabled when dragging channels into the group sheet on top of another group Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 Fixed bug in the PreTransform CHOP that was incorrectly taking its input chop's TY values instead of TZ. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 Fixed crash when creating bones in the Bones tool with pre-existing bones in the scene. This problem existed between builds 6.2.22 and 6.2.27 inclusively. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 When using projected textures, we now use multitexturing extensions to OpenGL if the hardware supports them when a light has both a projection map and a cone map. This is more efficient because it eliminates one pass in for each such light, and more importantly, causes the two textures to be effectively multiplied, rather than added. This is initially only implemented for non-windows platforms. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 various channel editor speedups:
  • hiding the side panel with tab is mad fast
  • moving a key and undoing, even with many channels and many channel groups, should be very fast (if it is not, see bug notes for some ideas)
Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 Fixed a threading issue with filters that made certain multithreaded operations crash occasionally. Most noticable in Halo/COPs, due to its highly threaded nature. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 The HOUDINI_HIDE_MI, HOUDINI_HIDE_RI, and HOUDINI_HIDE_VM environment variables are now respected again. This is accomplished by splitting the OPlibShop.otl file into three separate OTL files, one for each class of SHOP. Then in $HH/OPlibraries, each OTL file is only loaded if the corresponding environment variable is not set. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 The OPlibraries files can now contain pre-processor directives such as #include, #ifdef, and so on. These directives are not preserved when this file is written out automatically by Houdini. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 In the Type Properties dialog Parameters page, the XCF ladder for the parameter default values shows floating point values if appropriate for the current parameter type. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.28 Fixing a bug where Houdini might crash when a license check fails and it tries to save the hip file. Tue. October 28, 2003
Houdini 6.2.27 Auto-sloping logic now works again. If it's turned on, then the slope is automatically calculated based on the current slope of the channel before keying. Mon. October 27, 2003
Houdini 6.2.27 Experimental: when the camera is locked to the view, the transform parameters are calculated in a way to accomodate also a camera with offset pivot. Mon. October 27, 2003
Houdini 6.2.27 On Linux, changing the "Back", "Forward", and "Home" help browser buttons into icons and adding a reload button. Mon. October 27, 2003