Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 5.5.13 The keybinding Ctrl+a is now added as one of the keys for all "Select All" functionality. Wed. June 5, 2002
Houdini 5.5.13 hserver is now multi-threaded. This will help with licensing communications on slow or busy networks. Wed. June 5, 2002
Houdini 5.5.13 Greatly improved the speed of laying down a scripted subnet VOP. For example, putting down a Wood Plank VOP now takes less than 2 seconds on a machine where it used to take 18 seconds. Wed. June 5, 2002
Houdini 5.5.13 When viewing geometry in VEX shaded mode, we now have better interrupability for the display of the viewport using the ESC key. Previously, if the display of an object with many polygons or meshes was interrupted, it would still take a very long time for the viewport to update. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 New Bricks VOP in the Materials toolbar. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 In the auto-creation of Parameter vops, we now also grab the menu entries if applicable. This is usually the case with "int" and "string" types. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 HKey has a new interface to ask the user whether or not they want to download non-commercial licenses. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 Renaming a sop from box1 to box1 now does nothing as opposed to renaming it to box2. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 sesictrl -h <host> -n will not return the server code of the specified host, instead of the local host. Note that sesinetd must be running on the specified host, though. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 Implementing the "List Users" option in hkey. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 Creation speed for certain handles (aka manipulators) have been vastly improved. In particular, Edit Capture Weight handles are now 10 times faster to create. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 Objects now have a "Override Display Color" parameter. When this parameter is off, the viewer will display using a wirecolor based on the current light or dark scheme. As a result of this change, the menu choices for changing black objects to white and vice versa have been removed since they are no longer relevant. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12
  • When getting NC licenses, hkey will give the user an option to view our privacy statement.
  • After an NC license has been installed, the user is given a choice to rerun their application.
Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 Splash Screens no longer depend on the name of the executable. Tue. June 4, 2002
Houdini 5.5.11 The Shop/Vopnet previewer window now lists appropriate Vopnets along with Shops in the menus for choosing the Surface/Displacement/Light shader. Mon. June 3, 2002
Houdini 5.5.12 hkey (and houdini in general) now properly respects the timeout value when connecting to the network. Now, if sesinetd is not running, hkey will not wait nearly as long on Windows before giving up trying to connect to it. Mon. June 3, 2002
Houdini 5.5.11 When loading files that generate warnings or errors, we now also supply the full path of the operator that caused them. Mon. June 3, 2002
Houdini 5.5.8 New Wood VOP in the Materials toolbar. Fri. May 31, 2002
Houdini 5.5.8 mindist, pointdist, and xyzdist functions now perform caching speeding up successive calls where the only thing changing is the return type. Fri. May 31, 2002
Houdini 5.5.8 Background images work again in the open gl output driver. The image is obtained from the camera, and supports both an image file as well as cops2. The one thing to note is that the image file is loaded into the texture cache, and so may be limited in resolution. We scale the image later to the correct size, but this, of course, introduces blurring. To avoid this, ensure that the texture cache can support the image. Fri. May 31, 2002
Houdini 5.5.8 Fixed the opls -R option. Thu. May 30, 2002
Houdini 5.5.7 The parameter dialogs' Help button ('?') now uses the Middle and Right mouse buttons to access different help cards for the same operator. Left mouse button still returns the current help cards. Currently only the Compositor uses the extra buttons, which access help cards for operator families, like Generators, Pixel Operations and VEX. Thu. May 30, 2002
Houdini 5.5.7 New Marble VOP in the Materials toolbar. Thu. May 30, 2002
Houdini 5.5.7 Replaced the "Clamp" toggle in the Color Mix vop with a menu that offers more interpolation options, including two non-linear choices. Added a "Color Blending Space" menu that allows you to do HSV blending of RGB colors. Thu. May 30, 2002
Houdini 5.5.7 Can again drag from the shop palette and channel scoper gadgets. Thu. May 30, 2002