Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 18.5.703 Fix geodiff command line utility when comparing index pair attributes for their property values (eg. for boneCapture attributes). Thu. September 16, 2021
Houdini 18.5.702 Fixed an issue with spotlight shadowing in the viewport that could cause excessive shadowing. Wed. September 15, 2021
Houdini 18.5.701 Properly set session mode when creating a pipe or socket session Tue. September 14, 2021
Houdini 18.5.701 Fixed a regression in viewport displacement mapping that could cause a faceted look on displaced geometry, especially in areas with high curvature and very little displacement. Tue. September 14, 2021
Houdini 18.5.701 Added the option to clear the PYTHONPATH variable before starting the Houdini Engine server, and when the asset is viewed in Houdini via the "View Assets in Houdini" menu item. Tue. September 14, 2021
Houdini 18.5.701
  • Updated example scenes.
  • Documentation update
  • Added #if UNITY_EDITOR preprocessor to a UI function
  • Added project curves to scene view direction to make projecting curves more UX friendly.
  • Additionally, restarted pipe sessions will now create a pipe session instead of a socket one
  • Added some error checking with shelves
  • Additionally, fixed an issue where the Add selection menu wouldn't update when cooking is set to false.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes regarding errors and UI.
  • Fixed minor undo error log
Tue. September 14, 2021
Houdini 18.5.700 Fixed a bug where calling pdg.WorkItem.inputResultDataForTag on an out-of- process work item would throw an exception, if there were no input files. It now returns the empty list, to match the behavior of in-process work items. Mon. September 13, 2021
Houdini 18.5.700 Fixed an issue that was preventing the work item MMB menu from opening correctly in TOPs. The issue was introduced in H18.5.697. Mon. September 13, 2021
Houdini 18.5.700 Updated help for the Edit SOP's Transform Space parameter. Mon. September 13, 2021
Houdini 18.5.697 Fixed a bug where errors raised during execution of event callback scripts could be picked up as node synchronization errors during a "Match Current Definition" operation. Fri. September 10, 2021
Houdini 18.5.697 Fixed an issue where defining custom node info templates could cause the TOPs node info window to break. Fri. September 10, 2021
Houdini 18.5.697 The Convert SOP now preserves attribute and group values for packed primitives (attribute and group values on the unpacked geometry still take precedence, similar to the viewport's handling of Cd for packed prims). Fri. September 10, 2021
Houdini 18.5.697 Fixed an issue where hkey wasnt keeping the session information after restarting. Fri. September 10, 2021
Houdini 18.5.696 Fixed include/accessibility issues with the C++ Public API. Thu. September 9, 2021
Houdini 18.5.696 Color parameters can now be set from the MaxScript API. Thu. September 9, 2021
Houdini 18.5.695 Add proper support for the new license format. Both hkey and sesictrl fully support the new license format. Wed. September 8, 2021
Houdini 18.5.695 Fixed bug that caused sesictrl ping to not function properly. Wed. September 8, 2021
Houdini 18.5.690 Updated sesinetd so that it should be able to serve Houdini 19 tokens correctly. Fri. September 3, 2021
Houdini 18.5.690 Evaluating context options that don't exist will now always fall back to using the context option values specified the last time the node cooked. This makes it easier to debug nodes inside For Each LOP loops. Fri. September 3, 2021
Houdini 18.5.690 The render time and render memory are now stored as double values in .exr files, so they should show up properly in mplay. Fri. September 3, 2021
Houdini 18.5.689 Fixed an HDK bug where compiling code that included the HOM_Module.h header produced bad code in the Houdini Python 3 build.

The fix changed the HOM_Module.h API in the Python 3 build.

Thu. September 2, 2021
Houdini 18.5.689 Fixed an HDK bug where compiling code that included the HOM_Module.h header produced bad code in the Houdini Python 3 build.

The fix changed the HOM_Module.h API in the Python 3 build.

Thu. September 2, 2021
Houdini 18.5.688 The following detail attributes, which were previously only created for input meshes, will now also be created for input curves:
  • hemax_translate
  • hemax_rotate
  • hemax_scale
  • hemax_quaternion
  • hemax_transform_world
  • hemax_transform_local
Wed. September 1, 2021
Houdini 18.5.688 For SideFX internal use only: Backport r396530 Wed. September 1, 2021
Houdini 18.5.688 Fixed a PDG bug where running simulation jobs on a Tractor farm failed because the simulation tracker prematurely terminated. Wed. September 1, 2021