Houdini Main Changelogs

4.9.352

Allow quick selection and click-and-drag operations from the bone posing state and the multi-object state.

Fri. May 4, 2001
4.9.352

New options in the RMB context-sensitive menu in the SOP/OBJ viewer:

  • Save Geometry
  • Geometry Spreadsheet
  • Edit Comment

Also shuffled entries in the viewer menu and added:

  • Operation Spreadsheet
  • Save Operation Geometry
Fri. May 4, 2001
4.9.352

All multi-object states can copy, paste, and delete the currently picked objects.

Fri. May 4, 2001
4.9.352

All multi-object states now set object pick and current flags when selecting objects. When the selection is changed in the viewport, these changes are reflected in network editors. During a selection operation (or if secure selection is off) selection in a network editor changes the selection in the viewport. Pick scripts are run only when in the Transform state.

Fri. May 4, 2001
4.9.352

There was a bug with the mattrib() function in the image3d VEX context. If the attribute didn't exist, i3dgen would core dump. If the attribute did exist, it wouldn't have been imported properly.

Fri. May 4, 2001
4.9.352

Fixed bug in quad viewport mode where the bottom-right viewport was not displaying selections.

Fri. May 4, 2001
4.9.351

You can now clear all the SOPs of the current object using the SOP viewer menu. Look for "Clear Current Object" in the viewer menu.

Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.351

Polysplit now allows you to branch off using SHIFT, and keeps track of the "constant bias" value between polysplit states.

Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.351

Added two new options to the SOP viewer menu in an effort to keep visual clutter under control:

  • Clear All Templates
  • Clear All Footprints

Also added (but not implemented) options to delete and hide persistent handles. These options are currently disabled, acting as a reminder for us to implement them.

Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.351

When CPP processing was installed in parsing of the VEX Op tables, this broke loading of hip files in hscript. This has been fixed.

Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.351

Various fixes to polyknit:

  • sop now allows <#> q <#> <#> <#> at the start of the point list tospecify a quadrilateral. This is good since the state wascapable of quite correctly generating these strings.
  • state no longer clears the current point list by entering andexitting the state after a strip has been created. This alsois good.
Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.351

When running hscript command files the execute() function didn't properly grab the output of a sourced command. Now something like: set a = `execute("source foo.cmd")` will work properly inside of a script.

Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.351

There was a bug decompressing the first tile in RAT files. This would cause a black square in the bottom left corner to occur when displaying the RAT file.

Thu. May 3, 2001
4.9.350

Added new sop expression, "xyzdist". This finds the distance to a piece of geometry giving x,y, and z coords. It is just like the pointdist, except you don't need a point. Try it out in the isosurface SOP!

Both pointdist and xyzdist are now documented to take "-1" as their primitive number, in which case they will find the closest primitive in the entire SOP rather than a specific one. A new type parameter (3) now allows these functions to return the primitive id of the closest primitive.

Wed. May 2, 2001
4.9.348

Added checkmarks and a new "Hide" entry to the context-sensitive geometry menu in the SOP viewer (ie the menu accessed with the right mouse button)

Tue. May 1, 2001
4.9.348

Fixed the interactive geometry reselection for all sops whose selectors are not tied to a specific input group, such as Merge, Switch, Blend, LOD, Attribute.

Tue. May 1, 2001
4.9.348

The VEX function texture3dBox() returned incorrect information if the bounding box of the 3D texture file was not a cube.

Tue. May 1, 2001
4.9.345

Added Parm toolboxes and the Handle list to the COP Viewer.

Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.345

Added the Shape COP, for creating common shapes quickly.

Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.345

Various tweaks and fixes to the display options.

  • display current state name in the top left corner of a viewport.Can toggle display on/off.
  • moved the viewport name to the top right corner.
  • ability to turn off the grid display in the orthographicviewports.
  • changing the current viewport will now update the grid parameterswith those of the current viewport.
  • when switching a viewport between the various orthographicviewports, it will remember the grid spacings instead ofsimply resetting them to the default.
Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.345

Added selectors and handles to the Attribute, AttribCreate, and LOD sops.

Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.345

Polyknit SOP and interactive state for filling in holes between polygonal models. Almost totally manual at this point.

Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.345

A button for the default, or root, state is now at the right of the op toolbar in the viewers. LMB on this button enters the root state and RMB changes the root state. The root state for each network type is now saved to $HOME/houdini.

Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.345

Polysplit now has an option for splitting consecutive edges using a constant bias. This is turned on from the state menu.

The Curve state now handles both relative points and referenced geometry interactively. Relative points are turned on from the state menu and have higher priority than references. References to points and breakpoints are used if both snapping and snap consolidate are turned on (see snap dialog). The state will connect or disconnect the appropriate inputs. Note that handles will only use references if they are dragged by the pivot (when dragged by an axis their movement is restricted).

Fri. April 27, 2001
4.9.344

The bone Joint handle now resides (as it should) in the Bone Create state.

Thu. April 26, 2001