Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 17.0.477 When converting array attributes to OpenCL packed arrays, if the array indices will overflow the 32bit indices, fail with a red flag rather than crashing. Tue. January 29, 2019
Houdini 17.0.477 Bumped the HDK version number for new virtual functions added to HOM_Module. Tue. January 29, 2019
Houdini 17.0.477 Added a new constructor to hou.AgentShapeLibrary that loads the shape library from a hou.Geometry. Tue. January 29, 2019
Houdini 17.0.477 Changed the default of the Sequence Index parameter of the File SOP, when loading as a Packed Disk Sequence, to an expression that is less prone to problems with a non-default Frame Range start. Tue. January 29, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 Fixed Heightfield Output not exporting the current frame when outputting in tiled mode. This caused discrepancies between tiled/non tiled exports. Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 Fixed a viewport visibility issue with frustum culling instances when materials were assigned to a subset of the instances. Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 Fixed a viewport crash caused by the UV menu. Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 The ROP FBX Output SOP not now properly reports errors and warnings from the fbxsdk when writing the output file / finishing the export. Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 Unity plugin: Fixed terrain layer data not being kpt around on Rebuild Asset. Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 Fixed bug where Houdini would crash when hitting '[' or ']' in an empty IPR viewer Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.476 Fixed a bug in the whitewater source node that caused it to use the bounding box of the provided mask VDB, instead of its active region. Mon. January 28, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 Fixed two bugs that could result in a crash when marshalling certain materials to Houdini. Also added a BakeHda function to the MaxScript API which exposes the baking functionality for geometry HDAs. Also added support for setting operator path parameters from the MaxScript API by passing an INode to the parameter setter functions. Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 Fixed a potential crash sending rays against or finding the closest surface position on geometry having one or more packed primitives before one or more primitives that aren't packed primitives. This affects the Ray SOP, the VEX intersect and xyzdist functions, the Scatter SOP's Relax Iterations feature, and other similar functionality. Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 Fixed a macOS-only bug in the Pose Space Deform tool where the inline text editor sometimes would never close. Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 Fixed GeometryViewportSettings::enableGuide() for the gnomon guides, as they were reversed. Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 Fixed a Windows-only bug where Houdini would crash if a file path containing back slashes was passed into any HOM method expecting a file path argument (i.e. hou.hda.installFile() ). Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 Fixed a mplay crash on startup that was introduced yesterday. Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.473 On Windows, fix the pop up Houdini Console window to work better for unicode characters by using the Consolas font. Fri. January 25, 2019
Houdini 17.0.472 The Alembic ROP now more robust against round off errors incorrectly causing the ROP to produce animated transforms and geometry. Thu. January 24, 2019
Houdini 17.0.472 The Attribute String Edit SOP is now compilable. Thu. January 24, 2019
Houdini 17.0.472 Fixed a macOS-only bug where dialogs in the Pose Space Deform tool opened embedded in the pane tab instead of in separate windows. Thu. January 24, 2019
Houdini 17.0.472 Fixed the playbar that wasn't updating the FSTART, FEND, RFSTART and RFEND global variables when dragging the playbar scrollbar or using the ladder on the input number fields. Thu. January 24, 2019
Houdini 17.0.472 Fixed a bug where tearing off a Python Panel pane tab caused the contents to "float" and not bind to the teared off window. Thu. January 24, 2019
Houdini 17.0.471 Fixed a bug where searching for parameters by "Raw Value or Expression" in the Parameters pane never returned any results. Wed. January 23, 2019
Houdini 17.0.471 Added support for promoting point attributes to vertex attributes when importing geometry. This fixes the issues with normals and uvs not being split to vertex attribues on import. Also added merging points within a certain distance. Both of these are enabled by default, but the point promotion to vertex can be toggled off, and the merge point threshold value can be changed via parameters, both on the gltf_hierarchy and gltf SOP importers. Wed. January 23, 2019