Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 6.0.238 The Edit Contents dialog would sometimes erroneously report that a section had been changed even when it had not been changed. This problem would occur under Windows because of carriage return characters not being handled properly. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.238 It is now possible to set the input labels for VEX operators and custom subnet operators. This is done on the Input/Output page of the Type Properties dialog. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 The interface to the function HoudiniFindFile() was changed. Please see the header file for the new signature. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 Fixed bug where entering 0...3 or 2..3..4 in a numeric parameter results it in being accepted. However, it was unclear as to what the actual interpretation was. We now properly flag this as an expression which evaluates with errors. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 Fixed Halo crashes that would happen if the raster failed to allocate for some reason. It now produces and error with an informative message. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 Composable transforms do not work correctly if the input has a different resolution from the current node. This case was quite common with a transform or a scale on the foreground input to a composite or layer. In this case, we disable the composing of transforms. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 In the Visible Object and Active Lights parameters of render operators, specifying the name of an object subnet automatically includes all children of that subnet. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 Fixing a bug where Houdini can't read directory listings on very large Linux file systems. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 Fixed bug where the proxy resolution was accounted for twice in the transform/composite/layer cops when the pivot had an expression such as 0.5*$W, 0.5*$H. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 The Composite ROP now uses Natural as its default resolution rather than 1/8th. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.237 In marking the progression of COP2 to COP, the CompositeV2 ROP is now the Composite ROP. Wed. March 12, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 There is a subtle change in the way object lists are built for renderers (i.e. .ifd files, .rib files, etc.) Previously, the status of the display channel/display flag was tested after the object was queued for the render. This meant un-necessary work was being done. Now, the display flag/display channel is tested at the outset resulting in less work for objects which aren't displayed.

In most cases, this will not affect existing renders. The only case where this may have an effect is if the render script was being modified by hand to attempt to garner some information about an object which wasn't being rendered, but had it's geometry sent down to the renderer.

Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 Fixed a crash on Windows with the in-cop2-network composite driver existing. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 The shopnet operator will no longer show up in the tab menu under Halo. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 The following functions were removed from the cop2 VEX context since they are unsafe and produce un-predictable results:
  • matrix optransform(string, float)
  • matrix optransform(string)
  • vector toNDC(string, vector)
  • vector toNDC(vector)
  • float ch(string)
  • float ch(string, float)
  • string ch(string)
  • string ch(string, float)
This may cause existing COP2 VEX functions to fail (if they used these functions).
Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 The following functions were removed from the cop2 VEX context since they are unsafe and produce un-predictable results:
  • matrix optransform(string, float)
  • matrix optransform(string)
  • vector toNDC(string, vector)
  • vector toNDC(vector)
  • float ch(string)
  • float ch(string, float)
  • string ch(string)
  • string ch(string, float)
Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 Added preference to disable the context-sensitive MMB and RMB in the worksheet. Essentially, this puts the worksheet into a default view mode, and the space functions as a toggle into and out of this view mode. In addition, we now put the word "View" in the upper left corner of the worksheet whenever the worksheet is in a view state. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 Select and Escape users will now be able to use their custom Output operators in ROPs. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 COPs now always have a color and an alpha plane. Deleting a color component sets it to zero, and deleting an alpha sets it to opaque. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 The Delete, Null, Rename, Reference, Swap and Switch COPs no longer falsely advertise that they are time dependent, which improves cooking. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 In the rotospline state, deleting a selected point will now delete all other selected points. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.236 Fixed bug in the transform COP which caused the pivot to change when the interactive rotate handle was used. Tue. March 11, 2003
Houdini 6.0.235 Fixed bug where the picni() expression function did not work. Mon. March 10, 2003
Houdini 6.0.235 In Halo's viewer, the tab menu's toolbar categories now appears as they are from the network editor. Mon. March 10, 2003
Houdini 6.0.235 Fixed an erroneous constant tile optimization in Edge Detect where constant tiles would retain their original color, rather than being black. Mon. March 10, 2003