Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 6.2.24 In the viewer memory settings, a cache size of zero no longer indicates unlimited memory use. Fri. October 24, 2003
Houdini 6.2.24 Added command called "chrefit" that takes the current data in a channel, fits a cubic curve within a given error tolerance, and assigns new keys/values that control the shape of the fitted curve. This command is intended to reduce number of keys, by approximating the data with the curve. See help for that command for more information. Fri. October 24, 2003
Houdini 6.2.24 The Sticky Object now has an appropriate handle, the Sticky Handle. This allows interactive movement along the axes and rotation of the sticky's space about the normal.

The Sticky Object's orientation has been changed so the U-axis now aligns to the X-axis as specified in the documentation - it previously aligned to the Y-axis.

Fri. October 24, 2003
Houdini 6.2.24 Added a "Save to .preset File..." menu item to the Preset menu. This allows a preset to be saved to any arbitrary file. Presets saved this way do not automatically appear in the Presets menu. It is also possible to save .preset files or load them with the new oppresetsavefile and oppresetloadfile commands. Fri. October 24, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 The Object CHOP now has a new Channel Range parameter which allows for more cooking options (similar to the Fetch CHOP):
  • Use Start/End (default and the old behaviour)
  • Use Current Frame
  • USe Full Animation Range
Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Updated new SOP for blending geometry to propagate the cooked selection from one of its inputs. This SOP has not been enabled yet. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Undos should be fast now even with the group manager open. The channel scoper might still be a little slow. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Added a toggle to lights to clamp the projection map to within the view frustum of the light (and streaked outside of it). Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Fixing sesiusage so it works on Linux. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 The makeheaders program now properly generates new-style stream includes on all platforms. This will allow MSVC 6.0 to compile HDK code for .NET built versions of Houdini. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Fixed the parameter dialogs for the Blend object and the Group SOP. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Fixed core dump that could occur when trying to use the PathCV object, or other custom subnet objects. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Fixed problem with excessive cooking of objects which was especially apparent in custom object subnets. If a subnet object contained any animated parameters (even parameters that had nothing to do with the subnet transform), all child objects would be cooked on every frame. We now protect against this sort of bogus time dependency. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Fixed a recently introduced problem that prevented light handles from properly maintaining the orientation of the position and focal point handles. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 Add ability to opparm to set specific components instead of always having to set the entire parameter vector. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 File COPs now optionally remember the last filename the user entered, and any new cops are created with that filename by default. This should speed up the time in takes to create & configure file COPs (assuming that most files that are loaded are relatively close in directory structure). Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.23 In the Operator Type Manager tree view, there is a new RMB menu item for library files to refresh that one library. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 The Composite and Layer COPs now have a plane scope. Additionally, the Layer COP has the ability to enable or disable layers on a per-layer basis, and each layer can be scoped to affect only a portion of the planes. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Initial implementation of channel aliases via the chalias command is now in place. Users can use this feature to give alternate names to their channels. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Added a menu toggle option to some handles that allows them to be always aligned to the world axes. The initial setting is determined from the preference dialog Settings > Main Preferences... under the handle options. When "Default Handle Alignment to World" is turned on, the handles will align themselves to the world axes and will stay that way. Otherwise, the handles will be aligned to object (as they were so far).

The alignment of the handle can be changed any time from the handle menu (right click on the handle) by toggling "Handle Aligned to World".

Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 The Sticky Object now has a Wrap U, Wrap V, U Range and V Range options. This allows one to define a subset of the texture space to stick to and to automatically wrap within that space. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 mplay now ignores image files (or any non-image file) that it doesn't recognize, rather than creating a black frame for them. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Fixed a crash when using the -w/-h override options with mplay. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Added the ability to multi-select items in a number of UI components. Specifically, the Type Properties Parameters and Handles pages now allow multi-selection. The Input Editor, Output Name Editor, Edit Contents dialog, and the VOPNET parameter order editor all allow multiple selections as well. Multi-selected groups of items can be moved by drag'n'drop or the up arrow buttons, or can be deleted with a single operation. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Adding a -f option to sesictrl to generate licensing diagnostic information. Wed. October 22, 2003