Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 18.5.449 Fixed bug where growing/shrinking point selections did not work on curve primitives. Tue. January 5, 2021
Houdini 18.5.449 The GL ROP now properly passes the camera f-stop and focus distance parameters from the camera object to the GL depth-of-field process. Tue. January 5, 2021
Houdini 18.5.449 Fixed a bug in the Character Blend Shapes SOP that could produce incorrect results for vertex attributes if the blendshape inputs contained primitives rather than just a point cloud. Tue. January 5, 2021
Houdini 18.5.449 Fixed crash in karma when rendering a sequence of images where an instance had a single time sample that was at a non-integer frame value. Tue. January 5, 2021
Houdini 18.5.449 Fixed a bug which would cause Karma to render an empty viewport after a File->New operation unless explicitly looking through a USD camera. Tue. January 5, 2021
Houdini 18.5.449 The Volume LOP now has a parameter that can specify that failures loading volume files should be reported as warnings instead of errors. Tue. January 5, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Fixed a bug where changing velocity blur property ("vblur") wouldn't take effect until render restart. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Added support for hemax_node_name_output as a primitive attribute, which can be used to override the 3ds Max node name for geometry objects created from packed primitives. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Fixed a crash that would occur when specifying a Save Path for a layer with an invalid/unsupported file extension. Now instead of crashing an error is reported (and the file is not written to disk). Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Fixed a bug with velocity blur on points primitives in Karma. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 The .ply format now supports properties with characters invalid in attribute names, such as fancyfield#2. These will be puny-encoded and decoded if written back as .ply. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Fixed the BGEO/SOP importer so that it always authors frames per second metadata on the generated USD layers. This ensures that when this data is combined with other LOP-authored data, the time samples are not modified because of mismatches between the Houdini FPS and the default USD FPS value of 24. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Fixed a LOP viewer crash with certain material variant setups. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Prevent python exceptions when hovering the mouse over parameter labels on a LOP Network parameter dialog. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 The Edit Properties LOP now loads EditPropertiesCustom.usda from the HOUDINI_PATH and lists any primitives under /custom in the USD tab of the Edit Parameter Interface window under "Custom Properties", to provide a place to put common but non-schema properties. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Karma will now print out more verbose information when loading geometry with verbosity level of 8 or greater. This can be used to help debug problem scenes. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.448 Fixed a potential hang on exit when using the HDA dynamic payloads. Mon. January 4, 2021
Houdini 18.5.444 Fixed a spurrious warning when file dependencies were transfered to a UNC path from a mounted drive. Thu. December 31, 2020
Houdini 18.5.443 Fixed a bug that could cause HDA Processor to break when used within a blackboxed HDA. Wed. December 30, 2020
Houdini 18.5.443 Extend getPoseNodes() to rettrieve all contained pose nodes rather then just the immediate children. Implement undo handling for selections in the Rig Pose state and also improve undo grouping when setting trs parameters. Fix issue when changing the 'mode' parameter where only the first point in the selection would get updated. Wed. December 30, 2020
Houdini 18.5.437 Fixed a bug where schedulers would not re-copy file dependencies when the file already existed in the destination. Such copies will always be done unless the file sizes match and the source file mtime is unchanged. Thu. December 24, 2020
Houdini 18.5.435 Fixed a possible crash when there are multiple emissive objects that are treated as light source. Tue. December 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.435 Fixed a bug in the Relax SOP that could cause a crash in some situations when a VDB is provided to the second input. Tue. December 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.435 Point Velocity SOP is no longer time-dependent when using non-animated curl noise. Tue. December 22, 2020
Houdini 18.5.434 Fixed crash that would occur when the Houdini Engine SessionSync server failed to start. Mon. December 21, 2020