Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 17.5.183 Changed PDG scheduler's pdgtype to "scheduler" from "node". Fri. March 1, 2019
Houdini 17.5.183 Fix bug where internal name references to spare parameters on a node would be lost on any spare parameter modification of it. Fri. March 1, 2019
Houdini 17.5.183 Button and Icon Strips parameter templates are now supported properly in HOM. See hou.MenuParmTemplate documentation for details. Fri. March 1, 2019
Houdini 17.5.183 Fixed a viewport convexing crash that could occur on some systems with large geometry due to a reentrant viewport redraw. Fri. March 1, 2019
Houdini 17.5.183 Fixed a viewport alembic bug caused by adding or removing other primitives before packed alembic primitives. Fri. March 1, 2019
Houdini 17.5.183 Fixed bug where the OpenGL ROP was drawing the construction plane. Fri. March 1, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Cluster SOP is now verbified. Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Restored antialiasing for viewport HQ Lighting on MacOS with AMD GPUs. Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Unity plugin: HEU_PDGAssetLink will now destroy results of work items as soon as they are dirtied, instead of waiting until new result is ready. Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Unity plugin: Added Cancel Cook and Pause Cook to HEU_PDGAssetLink. This also now creates a separate root gameobject to parent the loaded geometry gameobjects so it doesn't slow down Unity when selecting HEU_PDGAssetLink. UI improvements to HEU_PDGAssetLink. Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Unity plugin: Editing curve points now uses the same transform handle as default Unity handle. Therefore curve editor now supports plane-locked point dragging.

Added GetParameters() public function to HEU_Parameters.cs.

Added ExportOutputGeo menu functions which allow to export the display geometry of selected or all HDAs in Unity scene to files in a specified folder.

Fixed null access error when setting collider state for heightfield outputs.

Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Exposed the parentArray and parentArrayOffset workitem options to Python, which is used when generating batches of work items from other batches. Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.182 Fixed an issue where the product name was showing the underlying name instead of the product display name when listing expiring licenses. Thu. February 28, 2019
Houdini 17.5.181 "Save to HDA" functionality on the Python Processor node will now capture any file dependencies that are included on the node during the time of saving. It will also add pdgjson.py and pdgcmd.py as file dependencies to the created HDA by default. Wed. February 27, 2019
Houdini 17.5.181 Updated Render Setup shelf tool to work when no viewport is present, and changed the text prompt to a confirmation dialog with button choices. Wed. February 27, 2019
Houdini 17.5.181 Fixed a Linux-only bug in HQueue that caused jobs to fail with "ImportError: No module named _sysconfigdata_nd" errors. Wed. February 27, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Updates to Wedge Setup and Preview Output shelf tools: these tools will now select the final node that gets created. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Fixed an issue with the TOP scheduler override parm not working on TOP nodes defined as a subnet, such as the ROP Geometry TOP node. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Updated Wedge Setup shelf tool. It now provides a dialog for picking the wedge attributes for each wedge layer. Also added a fallback workflow for when no scene viewer is available by allowing the user to select the geometry node from a node picker dialog. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Dynamic TOP partitioner nodes are now able to operate directly on both dynamic and static partitions created by other partitioner nodes. Previously this was not possible due to a bug in PDG. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Fixed another bug where a point transformation did not properly bump the data id of the P attribute. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Improvements to the shading of environment lights in viewport HQ lighting. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Fixed instability and sometimes poor results of normal interpolation in the BlendShapes SOP when "Interpolate Rotation of Normals..." is enabled. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Fixed instability and sometimes poor results of normal interpolation in the BlendShapes SOP when "Interpolate Rotation of Normals..." is enabled. Tue. February 26, 2019
Houdini 17.5.180 Fixed inconsistent behavior and an occassional crash in the command chain nodes, which was caused by recooking after changing server options. If the server options are modified the command server begin node needs to be fully dirtied. Tue. February 26, 2019