Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 17.5.230 Added support for sharedserver to TOP Deadline scheduler. Wed. April 17, 2019
Houdini 17.5.229 Improvements to localscheduler:

Added a set of parms to localscheduler TOP node to control the location of the PDG temp directory. By default this will be set to a subdirectory of $HOUDINI_TEMP_DIR, but can be overriden to be elsewhere.

With this change help cards and PDG examples should be able to cook without copying to a writable directory.

Tue. April 16, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Added a parm to csvoutput to control csv quoting, defaults to quoting all non-numeric data. Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Added node positions for Quadruped Preset. Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Fixed Partition by Bounds inputs, and updated roadbuilder_bounds example to work with the new version of Partition by Bounds. Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Changes to the Attribute from String TOP:

    * Added a string splitting operation
    * Added support for using named regex capture groups when pattern matching
Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Fixed an issue with TOP dependency lines not drawing properly when connecting work items in subnets with multiple nodes. Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Reverted custom packed prim fix from a few builds back and fixed the packed sphere HDK example instead. The fix broke other cases, and it turned out that the packed sphere example wasn't correctly reporting its transform. Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.228 Added an indexmode parm to csvinput. This determines how work item indexes are determined when generated items have an upstream item. By default items will use the CSV row index, but can be made to inherit the upstream index. Mon. April 15, 2019
Houdini 17.5.227 Changed csvoutput to use minimal-quoting. This means that quotes will only be used when the value contains special characters like delimiter, quote, LF, or CR. Sun. April 14, 2019
Houdini 17.5.226 Improvements to csvinput, csvoutput: Added an option to do CSV column read and write procedurally with an attribute.

Deprecated csvmodify and csvconcat. CSV data manipulation can be done in a more flexible way with attributefromstring and other newer and more generic TOP nodes.

filepattern: Improved filepattern recursive mode for directories-only and all queries. Removed overrideworkitemindex and workitemindex parms. Work item indexes can be better manipulated with the sort or genericgenerator TOP nodes.

Sat. April 13, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 Improve precision of some SOP expression function return values, like point(), prim(), and vertex(). Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 Improve interruptability for VDB From Polygons SOP. Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 fix for sync clobbering the unconnected elements of a tuple if there is a connected element present. Also fixes houdiniAsset -syncAttributes clobbering ramps Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 The view state now shows its help message again when resumed. Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 Fixed a macOS-only bug where help pages were rendered with aliasing when viewed in the embedded help browser on high DPI screens. Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 Added the Frame List File parameter to FFmpeg Encode Video which allows the location of the created frame list file to be configured. Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 Added 2 new functions to the MaxScript API: GetListOfGeometryHdaParameters and GetListOfModifierHdaParameters Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.225 The Alembic ROP now reports attributes that could not be saved. A bug that prevented the Alembic ROP from converting 64-bit colour values to 32-bit on export (as required by the Alembic library) has been fixed. Fri. April 12, 2019
Houdini 17.5.224 Fixed World Outliner input incorrectly updating their corresponding Houdini nodes when selecting blueprint actors, resulting in empty/bad geometry inputs for the HDA. Fixed asset inputs not being preset correctly when naming them with "hda". Fixed unneeded "invalid node id" error spam when checking the validity of a Houdini node. Thu. April 11, 2019
Houdini 17.5.224 Fixed an issue with TOP networks in SOPs being marked as time dependenty by default. The path to the cache file included $F which was causing the node to recook each frame. Thu. April 11, 2019
Houdini 17.5.224 Added check for 'read only pre-transform' preference. Added check for 'keep position when parenting' preference. This ensures the Autorigs will build without regard to the user preference Thu. April 11, 2019
Houdini 17.5.224 Fixed a regression when using chopConstraintContext.fetchInputMatrix(). In 16.5, it used to apply a modulo to the channel index, while in 17.0 it would clamp it and fail. The bug was in the signature for chinput() that returns the t, r and s parameters in on call. Thu. April 11, 2019
Houdini 17.5.224 Improved the MaxScript API by making return values more consistent and updated the documentation to have more detailed information. Thu. April 11, 2019
Houdini 17.5.224 Fixed a viewport transform bug with custom packed primitives when transformed within another packed primitive. Thu. April 11, 2019