Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 4.9.454 Triangular Beziers are present as display-only primitives. Like triangle fans and strips, these are present for reading, writing, and display, but don't support most modelling operations. Mon. August 27, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 On Windows NT, the provided "csh.exe" executable has been updated to tcsh 6.10.00. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Many new COPs:
  • Tile (tiles a single image)
  • Mosaic (tiles multiple frames into a single frame)
  • Flip (flips an image horizontally and/or vertically)
  • Reverse (reverses a sequence)
  • Snip (cuts out frames or frame ranges)
  • Shuffle (reorders frames within a sequence)
Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Adding a select state. This state allows you to pre-select geometry before you've decided the operation to perform. Once you select the operation (eg. via the tab key) the operation will act on the pre-selected geometry. By default, the select state is the favourite state and is accessible via the 's' key. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Fixing bug where pressing the 'a' key when selecting to select all would select from templates. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Fast Interactive COP cooking support for interactive editting with handles. COPs now res down when handles are dragged, and cook at the normal (or user-specified) res when the handle is released. This is completely transparent to the user other than the temporary degradation of the image quality (which can be specified). Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Preferences are now saved for all COP display options (including mplay) as well as the compositing engine preferences. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Frame scoping has been had to many COPs, allowing them to work on single frames or multiple subranges. Regular plane scoping has been made easier to use in the common case by adding the RGBA buttons. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Vmantra now correctly renders NURBS curves with attributes of both types present. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Fix problem with hserver getting into a bad state when multiple versions of houdini are installed and uninstalle form the same machine. We do this by not copying hserver.exe into winnt/system32. Instead we run hserver from within $HB. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Geometry with deformation blur instanced off particles is now outputted correctly to vmantra and RenderMan. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.449 Snap priorities defaults have all been set to 0, except for GEO Points which is set to 1. Wed. August 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.449 The texture sop now uses the UV edit handle. Wed. August 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.448 The brush SOPs (comb, sculpt, paint) have "Apply To All" which applies the current operation to the entire selected region uniformly. They also have "Reset All Changes" which undoes all the painting instantly. Finally, the Paint brush has an eye dropper mode where the colour or attribute is read into the parameter rather than written out. Tue. August 21, 2001
Houdini 4.9.448 PolySplit no longer has a Snap Tolerance option. This option has been replaced by a smarter way to do picking. Tue. August 21, 2001
Houdini 4.9.448 Hserver has a new option -V which displays all version specific VMantra commands. Tue. August 21, 2001
Houdini 4.9.448 Added the -p option which reloads the hserver.opt file. This option can be specified in conjunction with "-h host" to remotely cause this file to be reloaded. Tue. August 21, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 The Box SOP now uses XYZ divisions rather than rows and columns to decide how dense to make meshes. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Added support for vertex UVs in the UV Edit SOP. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 The PolyWire SOP has been added. This SOP allows one to sweep polygonal tubes around polygonal backbones. The intersections are blended smoothly. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 2 changes to make subdivision modeling easier when viewing the control mesh in wireframe and the subdivided surface as a shaded template:
  • Normals on selected polygons are now drawn thicker. They're typically turned on when selecting polygons on the control mesh, and it was hard to see if they were selected or not.
  • Selected polygons now draw properly in the control mesh. They used to be occluded by the edges of the non-selected polygons.
Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 vmantra no longer rejects defective geometry for subdivision surfaces. It renders it anyway. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 'Snap Tolerance' parameter in PolySplit now in toolbox. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 When right-clicking on the construction plane, you now get the cplane menu instead of "Nothing picked". Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Geometry spreadsheet can now show vertex attributes. Witness the power! Fri. August 17, 2001