Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 18.5.375 Fixed an issue where scroll bars jumped to the bottom for new windows. Fri. October 23, 2020
Houdini 18.5.375 Lowering the severity level of some SQLITE error in the cookie store used by licensing (i.e. hkey). Fri. October 23, 2020
Houdini 18.5.375 This fixes several issues when resolving the HOUDINI_PACKAGE_PATH keyword during the load of package files.

These new package features have also been added:

  • New support to define environment variables with a default value. A variable formatted as ${VAR-DEFAULT_VALUE} will expand to DEFAULT_VALUE if VAR is unset, otherwise it expands to the value of VAR.
  • Defining custom path variables is now supported.
Fri. October 23, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixed a few possible python errors in Path Deform and Chain SOPs. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Minor optimizations to reduce fixed overhead cost of setting up primary rays. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixed the inlinecpp module in the Python 3 build on Windows. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Updated Houdini's USD library so that it respects the thread limit set using the "-j" option to Houdini or husk. This change avoids an issue with a previous attempt to fix this problem which caused mantra's "-j" option to not work properly. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixes karma licensing for indie users. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixed an issue on the GLTF SOP causing vertex normals to import incorrectly. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Added hou.text.alphaNumeric method which accepts a string, and returns the same string but with any non alphanumeric characters converted to underscores. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixed a potential crash when deleting Material Library LOP. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixed a bug in Tractor scheduler when 'Append PID' option is enabled for Temp Directory creation where the pid would be prepended to the working directory name instead of creating a subfolder. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.374 Fixed a regression in the Agent Clip SOP where the Convert to In-Place Animation option failed for FBX and USD inputs. Thu. October 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Fix a bug which prevented HARS from loading HDK plugins on Linux. Use RTLD_GLOBAL when loading HAPIL library. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 When selecting the new login-based licensing system in hkey redirect to the web browser to view the licensing portal. This is instead of changing the server listing directly in hkey. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Fixed a bug in nested instancing where any primvar update on parent instancer could result in unpredictable behaviour. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 The "Delete All Attributes" toggle on the Attribute Delete TOP now correctly respects the "Delete When" condition. When the condition is false, no attributes will be deleted. Previously the condition was incorrectly ignored in the specific case of deleting all attributes. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Added "Copy Inputs to Outputs" option to Attribute Delete. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Feedback loops and command chains in TOPs can now be configured to feedback attributes between iterations, in addition to output files. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Fixed a bug in the Bend handle that could cause it to be rendered with an incorrect size. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Changed the Instancer LOP Name Attribute in the Primitive Naming section to Path Attribute, and use a default value of `path` instead of `name`. This should reduce confusion and possible errors when also trying to use the Name Attribute for prototype selection. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Added the ability to blend joints when MotionClip Update is in 'Replace' mode. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 The TOP Geometry SOP node will now show an interruptable progress dialog for longer TOP graph cooks, with a progress bar that shows the number of work items that completed. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.373 Ensure Wrangle LOP authors 'primvars:displayColor' as 'color3f' by default. Wed. October 21, 2020
Houdini 18.5.372 Fixed a macOS-only bug where the Task Graph Table pane sometimes caused Houdini to hang. Tue. October 20, 2020