Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 4.9.447 Added support for vertex UVs in the UV Edit SOP. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 The PolyWire SOP has been added. This SOP allows one to sweep polygonal tubes around polygonal backbones. The intersections are blended smoothly. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 2 changes to make subdivision modeling easier when viewing the control mesh in wireframe and the subdivided surface as a shaded template:
  • Normals on selected polygons are now drawn thicker. They're typically turned on when selecting polygons on the control mesh, and it was hard to see if they were selected or not.
  • Selected polygons now draw properly in the control mesh. They used to be occluded by the edges of the non-selected polygons.
Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 vmantra no longer rejects defective geometry for subdivision surfaces. It renders it anyway. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 'Snap Tolerance' parameter in PolySplit now in toolbox. Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 When right-clicking on the construction plane, you now get the cplane menu instead of "Nothing picked". Mon. August 20, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Geometry spreadsheet can now show vertex attributes. Witness the power! Fri. August 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Selecting edges should now be faster. Thu. August 16, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Implemented new picking method that makes the following much faster for dense geometries:
  • Context sensitive menu over geometry
  • Object locating
  • PolySplit locating before clicking once.

Also fixed a bug in PolySplit that would not let you select from object merge sops.

Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 All sliders in Houdini now behave like input fields with respect to the left/middle/right mouse button functions:
  • Left dragging moves the slider as before.
  • Middle dragging brings up an XCF slider to modify the value.
  • Right clicking reverts to the previous value.

This includes all parm sliders and the playbar.

Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Fixed bug where homing or framing on the selection wouldn't work properly when choosing the inputs to a sop. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 The selection mechanism is much less likely to accidentally drag the geometry when you really only wanted to change the selection. The threshold for dragging has been increased from one pixel to three. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Objects now have an xray flag that says that they should be rendered as dimmed wireframe when hidden in view by other (non-xray) objects. The Bones state by default, creates bone chains with the xray flag on. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Gave the arrow cursors a border so they're easier to see. On Windows it's much easier to see the cursor now when you're selecting geometry. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Fixed bug where hotkeys that created new operators would branch off instead of inserting in the chain if shift was held down while the hotkey was pressed. Now if a new operator is created with a hotkey it will not branch. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Removed the maximum size limit for group input fields. Also fixed a bug where selecting connected geometry would create an ordered selection and wouldn't optimally collapse primitive/point numbers in the sop group input field. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Fixed bug where ladder handles had a black background in the viewport and it was not possible to read the numbers in the handle. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Changed the colour of selected primitive normals (and primitive and vertex numbers) to be more yellow. Now it's easier to tell if a normal is selected. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 PolySplit will now allow picking of back edges in wireframe shading mode (but not in any other shading mode). Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 New COPs:
  • Lumakey
  • Chromakey
  • Edge Detect
Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Rotospline now moves much more interactively. A rubber band of the spline bounds updates with every drag, and the COP only cooks the filled spline when the drag is released. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Added RGBA buttons for plane scoping for convienient scoping of common channels. Added Frame scoping so that operations may be applied on sub-ranges or single frames of an animation with more efficiency than on/off expressions. Wed. August 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 New entries in 3DSceneColors file:
  • OrthoGridColor
  • OrthoGridOriginColor
  • UVGridColor
Tue. August 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447 Fixed bug where creating a script (like from a Make Defaults Permanent command) would cause a core dump. Tue. August 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.447
  • Added new command 'cplane' that will change/display the cplane settings.
  • cplane settings are now saved with the hip file.
Tue. August 14, 2001