Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 4.9.459 Smooth SOP can now smooth an arbitrary (float or vector) point or vertex attribute. The attribute must have a size no larger than 3 floats. Sat. September 1, 2001
Houdini 4.9.458 RotoSpline creation and interaction is significantly better. Creating a rotospline can be done by a combination of drawing freehand curves and plotting points. Middle mouse adjusts the fit tolerance, and then right clicking completes the spline. Editting the spline is then done with the traditional spline handles (which have been improved as well). Fri. August 31, 2001
Houdini 4.9.458 We can now use footprinted and templated geometry to pick from for orientation. Fri. August 31, 2001
Houdini 4.9.458 When converting materials to VEX code, there was a bug computing alpha on refractive materials. This has been fixed now. Fri. August 31, 2001
Houdini 4.9.458 Fixed a bug in vmantra that could cause crashes and dropped textures when using .rat files. Fri. August 31, 2001
Houdini 4.9.458 vmantra no longer crashes when rendering rational surfaces with attributes of differing sizes used by a shader. Fri. August 31, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456
  • All Brushes now have an erase mode which restores the geometry to its original state
  • A capture weight edit brush has been added, CapturePaint.
Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 'cplane' command now has a -d [on|off] option which will turn the construction plane on or off. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Picking edges in wireframe for polysplit should be easier now. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Fixed core dumper when deleting a node with the state dialog open. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Transform handles can now be click-oriented. There is a menu option on the handle that will allow the user to start clicking to orient the handle. This option is also available on the floor menu. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 The Paint SOP now has the option to visualize the painting when you paint attributes other than colour. If the attribute is one float in size, false colour is used. Otherwise, the attribute is interpretted as a colour field. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Fixing bug where the viewport wasn't being redrawn when entering the view state. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 There is now a display option for drawing primitive normals on selected geometry so they're thicker and easier to see that they're selected. The default is "thin" selected normals. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Opscripting of tiles with multiline comments now works. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Fixed a bug in vmantra that sometimes caused very thin randomly oriented polygons to be drawn when rendering motion-blurred geometry with displacement shaders. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.455 The Convert SOP now has "Convert To Triangular Beziers". This will convert UNIT patches of bezier surfaces into triangular beziers iff they are degenerate along an edge. Tue. August 28, 2001
Houdini 4.9.455 A new SOP, the TriBez SOP, allows you to create triangular beziers from a set of points. Tue. August 28, 2001
Houdini 4.9.454 Triangular Beziers are present as display-only primtives. Like triangle fans and strips, these are present for reading, writing, and display, but don't support most modelling operations. Mon. August 27, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 On Windows NT, the provided "csh.exe" executable has been updated to tcsh 6.10.00. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Many new COPs:
  • Tile (tiles a single image)
  • Mosaic (tiles multiple frames into a single frame)
  • Flip (flips an image horizontally and/or vertically)
  • Reverse (reverses a sequence)
  • Snip (cuts out frames or frame ranges)
  • Shuffle (reorders frames within a sequence)
Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Adding a select state. This state allows you to pre-select geometry before you've decided the operation to perform. Once you select the operation (eg. via the tab key) the operation will act on the pre-selected geometry. By default, the select state is the favourite state and is accessible via the 's' key. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Fixing bug where pressing the 'a' key when selecting to select all would select from templates. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Fast Interactive COP cooking support for interactive editting with handles. COPs now res down when handles are dragged, and cook at the normal (or user-specified) res when the handle is released. This is completely transparent to the user other than the temporary degradation of the image quality (which can be specified). Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Preferences are now saved for all COP display options (including mplay) as well as the compositing engine preferences. Thu. August 23, 2001