Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 5.5.57 There was a problem when running VEX code recursively (typically in mantra due to reflections, refractions, etc.) when parameters had been overridden by geometry attributes. Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.57 Blend object enhancements:
  • Added "Shortest Path Rotation Blending" option for sequence blending
  • Made it an multi-input object since sequence blending can work with an arbitrary number of parents.
Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.57 Index attributes with names, as those created by AttribCreate and the String type, will be read as the string name, not the number that corresponds to the string. Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.57 Fixed an incorrect assertion (and potential problems) with picking when there is a handle or a menu in the viewport. Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.57 Fixed bug where the getRedoOperation name was checking the needToUndo state of the block, rather than the needToRedo state. Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.57 Fixed a core dump with reselect undo/redo that I have not been able to reproduce. Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.57 Specifying an invalid variable in the Pixel COP will no longer cause a crash. Thu. July 18, 2002
Houdini 5.5.50 Privacy button now says "Privacy ..." Thu. July 11, 2002
Houdini 5.5.50 UI strings are no longer restricted to 4096 characters. They are now only restricted by the amount of memory available. Thu. July 11, 2002
Houdini 5.5.50 Fixed memory leak introduced when the saving of the script command for a custom panel gadget was quote protected. Thu. July 11, 2002
Houdini 5.5.49 The Disable When option will now work for scripted subnets. Wed. July 10, 2002
Houdini 5.5.49 Editting VEX COPs using the Properties... page will no longer generate errors about cookserial.*. Wed. July 10, 2002
Houdini 5.5.49 Print a nicer error message if the license that is passed to sesictrl -I is in quotes. Wed. July 10, 2002
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