Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 19.0.492 The Hair Clump SOP will now ignore parting lines when the partingstrength value is nearly 0, not whenever its below 1. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.492 Fixed an issue with the ROP Fetch TOP adding both the .ifd file and image output as expected outputs when cooking a Mantra ROP configured to generate IFDs. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.492 Add karma implementation of getblurP VEX function. This addresses the bug where built-in ocean surface shader failed to read foam geometry. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.492 The mtlx2karma.py script should be more robust when importing custom MaterialX node graphs for use with Karma. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.492 The Hair Clump SOP now recomputes the clump lookup when the strength attribute of parting lines changes. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.492 Fixed the texture transform parameters on the Heightfield Quick Shade node for layers 4 and higher. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixes a bug with the RBD Constraints from Rules when the input geometry is packed geometry with a point "name" attribute. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixes a bug where concrete chipping constraints were not getting initialised with constraint properties if "use constraint tags" was enabled. Thu. January 6, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixed a bug where glossy BSDFs may misbehave (particularly with MaterialX shaders) when bitangent and camera z-axis align. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 The Agent Unpack SOP's MotionClip output mode now uses the agent rig's rest pose as the motion clip's rest pose, instead of leaving the transforms as zero values. This fixes issues with tools such as Motion Clip Cycle which make use of the rest pose. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixed a bug in the Extract Locomotion SOP which would cause the skeleton to be shifted incorrectly when the geometry on the Target Skeleton input already had a point with the name "__locomotion__". Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 StartCookEvent added to blockin_envents Tractor spooling tempfile write binary instead of string Shareserver using callback_host_name instead of net_hostname to aviod localhost error Binary decoding for jobenvs Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixed an exception in the Wedge TOP that was occuring when the Target Parameter field was set to a parm tuple path instead of a parm. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 The Output TOP now has parameters for customizing work item labels. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixed the OpenColorIO library that ships with Houdini so that the library does not leak symbols from its library dependencies such as expat. Linux only. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 When appending the ROP GLTF Character Output SOP to a node that is also one of the KineFX three output nodes in the network editor, all three inputs will now be automatically connected. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Update all parameters in the Guide Groom SOP's HUD when they're changed from the parameter interface. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.491 Fixed a viewer crash when a shop_materialpath point attrtibute was used on polygons. Wed. January 5, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 The ctransform() function mis-interpreted the "cspace:hsv" token and was transforming using HSL space. This has been fixed. Tue. January 4, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 Improved performance of texture calls for Mtlx and Usd Preview shaders in Karma. Tue. January 4, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 Added Contributions property to lights for finer control over which BSDFs they affect. Tue. January 4, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 Added callback events for PDG and BaseSync operations Tue. January 4, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 Fixed a crash with DXF import because of unrecognized sections. Tue. January 4, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 Removed the Hair Brushes radial and the Brushes submenu from the Hair radial.

These contained references to shelf tools for Guide Groom 1.0 which were removed in Houdini 19.0.

Tue. January 4, 2022
Houdini 19.0.490 Fixed a bug where mantra would crash when deep image output filename has unknown extension instead of failing gracefully with meaningful error. Tue. January 4, 2022