Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 5.5.49 Fixing a problem where hkey wouldn't stop using the http proxy until you restarted hkey. Wed. July 10, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 Fixed bug in the Handle CHOP where it did not work for mirrored bone chains (that itself were parented off another bone). Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 Added a "Use Luminance Images for Single Planes" display option for the COP Image viewer. Normally enabled, this displays single planes such as Alpha, Mask and Depth as a single Luminance plane. However, some video cards do not support luminance raster data well (or at all), so toggling this option off will use a normal RGB plane to display these planes. Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 The COP Image viewer Ctrl+RMB menu now works and contains several useful items:
  • Save Frame or Sequence
  • Turn off Display flag on current COP
  • Toggles to stow or unstow the various UI bars.
  • View mode selection (Image, TimeLine, Graph)
Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 Rotosplines have been improved in several ways:
  • Inserting points now works.
  • Moving a point now automatically keyframes it.
  • Deleting a Roto point can now be done by right clicking on the point and selecting "Delete Point" from the Handle menu.
Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 The Rotoscope image display code has been optimized:
  • Textured and non-textured modes are much faster (5-10x)
  • Mipmapping is no longer enabled on BG images for performance reasons. For large images in small viewports, lower the quality setting in the viewport display options.
  • The Quality setting is now saved in the .pref file correctly, and viewing through Cameras no longer erractically changes it.
Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 In MPlay and the Compositor, you can now diff any image against any other image. The resolution and packing (RGB, RGBA, single) no longer need to match. Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 Correctly escape single quotes when saving the script associated with a custom panel gadget. Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 When automatically linking the first color parameter in the OGL tab of a shop, skip the specular ones. Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.48 Fix the toolbar manager save/load dialog to refer to toolbars, as opposed to desktops. Also fixed a core when you attempt to use the save/load dialog for either toolbars or desktops, and then attempt to use it for the other one. Tue. July 9, 2002
Houdini 5.5.36 There is a new output driver available via. proto_install. The output driver supports the Sun Grid Engine distributed task system and is currently implemented as a network rendering solution. The Sun Grid Engine is currently released for Linux and Solaris and is a separate product which can be found at www.sun.com. There is an open source version as well as an enterprise solution offered by Sun. Thu. June 27, 2002
Houdini 5.5.36 New VEX Super Material SHOP. Thu. June 27, 2002
Houdini 5.5.36 Fixed a coredump with the Network CHOP on NT. Thu. June 27, 2002
Houdini 5.5.36 Gallery ___ shaders have been renamed to VEX Gallery ___ shaders to match the naming of the VOP Gallery ___ shaders. Also added more palette entries. Thu. June 27, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 The NC EULA is now put in place into hkey's NC license download window. Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 A new environment variable, HOUDINI_UISCALE, has been added to make it easier to adjust the size of Houdini's UI (the fonts, icons, and menus). At it's default value of 100, things will be rendered at 85 dpi (the previous default on non-Windows platforms). Higher values will generate larger icons and fonts, smaller values smaller. To revert to the previous behaviour set it's value to -1. Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 Existing palette entries have been renamed from graw_*.palette to gvex_*.palette. New vopnet-based entries are prefixed with gvop_. Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 Render the name of selected entries over a yellow background in the shop palette and icon browsers to give more visual feedback of which one is selected. Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 The default delete script for bones now use OPFULLNAME instead of OPSUBNAME. Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 The following object-related commands now take relative paths instead of paths relative to /obj:
  • bonemoveend
  • bonefixchops (only if the path relative to /obj fails first)
  • objpretransform
  • objcleantransform
  • objextractpretransform
  • objresetpretransform
Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 The attribcreate sop's group now properly tracks what sort of group it is. Thus, a creation of a primitive group for a point attribute will behave as expected. Wed. June 26, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 The comment for a VOPNET is used as the help for the SHOP/SOP/COP/etc. defined by that VOPNET. Help pragmas are also output to the generated .vfl code. Tue. June 25, 2002
Houdini 5.5.35 Fixed some problems with the popup Color Editor and Color Lister dialogs for editing color-based parameter values. The Color Editor could become disabled, and it would be hard to re-enable it. The Color Lister brought up from the Color Editor would not always edit the correct parameter. Tue. June 25, 2002
Houdini 5.5.34 The Shader SOP now lists SHOPs in subnets in the popup SHOP lists. Tue. June 25, 2002
Houdini 5.5.34 Fixed bug where the Revert To Defaults and Revert To Factory Defaults options were not undoable on a single parameter. Tue. June 25, 2002