Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 5.1.98 Fixed bug where if you cancel saving desktops (on exit), then you could no longer quit Houdini. Mon. April 29, 2002
Houdini 5.1.94 The Compositor now fully supports 2,3 and 4 channel masks and alpha. Thu. April 25, 2002
Houdini 5.1.93 RBD now works with object subnets. Wed. April 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.93 The install program now associates .rat files with MPlay. Wed. April 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.93 The pane command now has a -T parameter. This is used to track what type of network (SOP, CHOP, POP, etc) the desktop referred to. Thus, when loading a .hip file without a matching -h path, the desktop can still preserve its pane types. Wed. April 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.92 On small curves, the Curve operation would incorrectly close the curve when the user clicks in the neighbourhood of the first point. This has been fixed. Tue. April 23, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Fixed bug where an object that was following a path would not recook if an error previously encountered in the path object was fixed. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Fixed bug in PolyExtrude when trying to extrude a line, be it selected as an edge or a primitive. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Fixed bug in our variable expansion code that would not correctly escape the trailing single quote in a string like $F\' unless a space was used between the end of the variable name and the backslash. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Fixed problem with running Houdini on SGI 320 systems with Windows 2000. Symptoms: Running Houdini shows the hour glass and then hangs never showing the splash screen. Examining the Task Manager reveals that Houdini is still running with an approximate memory usage of slightly more than 12,000 Kb. Disabling the audio driver allows Houdini to successfully run. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Fixed a bug where PolySplit would crash if trying to work on a NURBS curve. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Sesinetd no longer needs to be stopped and restarted when disabling licenses. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 Fixed bug where an xform handle was not properly setting its clipping planes when it is first created. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.91 hconfig -ap now outputs standard builtin directories such as $HOME, $JOB, $HIP, $HSITE, and $HFS. Mon. April 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.88 The Rail SOP no longer tries to preserve vertex texture coordinates, it now preserves point texture coordinates. This is unlikely to affect backwards compatibility as the vertex support code was unlikely to work. Fri. April 19, 2002
Houdini 5.1.88 A case where having vertex textures coming into the Rail SOP is fixed. Fri. April 19, 2002
Houdini 5.1.88 In the HDK, the UT_Vector functions no longer have a * operator with other vectors. Previously, this meant cross product. In future versions, it will mean component multiplication. In this version, it is undefined to allow people to move away from cross products.

Instances of v *= u; should become v.cross(u). Instances of v = u * w; should become v.cross(u, w). However, instances of v = u * v; should become v = cross(u, v) as v.cross(u,v) will suffer from aliasing.

Fri. April 19, 2002
Houdini 5.1.88 In the HDK, the UT_Vector functions no longer have a * operator with other vectors. Previously, this meant cross product. In future versions, it will mean component multiplication. In this version, it is undefined to allow people to move away from cross products. Fri. April 19, 2002
Houdini 5.1.87 Fixed bug where pop expression functions such as poppoint would not work if the popnet cooked another popnet. Thu. April 18, 2002
Houdini 5.1.87 Previously, Houdini reported all icons which weren't found. As missing icons affect load time when the search path includes network drives, this was deemed prudent. However, path searching in Houdini has improved and causes less load on networks when searching for icons. Now, houdini will only display messages about missing icons if the control "HOUDINI_SCRIPT_DEBUG" is turned on. Thu. April 18, 2002
Houdini 5.1.87 Fixed bug where the Edit Capture Weight spreadsheet would not update when one of the bones in it has been deleted. Thu. April 18, 2002
Houdini 5.1.87 Fixed bug where deleting a bone while in the Edit Capture Weight operation would cause the slider handles to go out of sync. Thu. April 18, 2002
Houdini 5.1.87 You can now hard-lock subnets and switch sops and delete their contents and inputs, respectively, without causing core dumps. Thu. April 18, 2002
Houdini 5.1.86 The Field COP has been divided into the Field Split, Field Merge, Pulldown and Pushup COPs, since it was too difficult to use. The individual COPs are easier to find and have simpler interfaces. Wed. April 17, 2002
Houdini 5.1.86 The bonefixchops command now has a -r option for recursively deleting any outputs of the InverseKin CHOPs when cleaning up obsolete ones. Wed. April 17, 2002