Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 6.2.23 In the Operator Type Manager tree view, there is a new RMB menu item for library files to refresh that one library. Thu. October 23, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 The Composite and Layer COPs now have a plane scope. Additionally, the Layer COP has the ability to enable or disable layers on a per-layer basis, and each layer can be scoped to affect only a portion of the planes. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Initial implementation of channel aliases via the chalias command is now in place. Users can use this feature to give alternate names to their channels. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Added a menu toggle option to some handles that allows them to be always aligned to the world axes. The initial setting is determined from the preference dialog Settings > Main Preferences... under the handle options. When "Default Handle Alignment to World" is turned on, the handles will align themselves to the world axes and will stay that way. Otherwise, the handles will be aligned to object (as they were so far).

The alignment of the handle can be changed any time from the handle menu (right click on the handle) by toggling "Handle Aligned to World".

Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 The Sticky Object now has a Wrap U, Wrap V, U Range and V Range options. This allows one to define a subset of the texture space to stick to and to automatically wrap within that space. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 mplay now ignores image files (or any non-image file) that it doesn't recognize, rather than creating a black frame for them. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Fixed a crash when using the -w/-h override options with mplay. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Added the ability to multi-select items in a number of UI components. Specifically, the Type Properties Parameters and Handles pages now allow multi-selection. The Input Editor, Output Name Editor, Edit Contents dialog, and the VOPNET parameter order editor all allow multiple selections as well. Multi-selected groups of items can be moved by drag'n'drop or the up arrow buttons, or can be deleted with a single operation. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Adding a -f option to sesictrl to generate licensing diagnostic information. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Fixing a bug where hkey would claim that a 4.x or older server was running when it did not have permission to read from sesinetd. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.22 Changing sesinetd's default read mask from +.+.+.* to +.+.*.*. Wed. October 22, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 gwavefront has a new -d option which explicitly reads and outputs groups named 'default' instead of using the empty string. This new behaviour can be obtained by using the new -d option to gwavefront and modifying the contents of file $HH/GEOio. This provides a solution for problems with external applications not properly handling unnamed groups such as Wings 3D. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 Polygons with more than four sides now birth from their interiors when generate from surface is chosen. To get the old edge behaviour, the polygons must be opened. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 Polygons with more than 4 sides will now birth from their interiors when they are closed. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 Fixing a bug with projected textures where we sometimes turned on too many lights before the render (sometimes including a normally unseen headlight). Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 The rindex function now returns -1 if the string can't be found. Before, it would return a negative number that depended on the length of the string you were searching for. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 Fixing a problem where the help browser would not allow you to click on an html input field. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 Refinements to generated events towards optmisation of channel editor undos. Specifically, swept OP_PARM_ANIMATED and CH_CHANNELS_ADDED/DELETED to replace, at times with two new events: OP_PARM_CHANNELS and CH_CHANNELS_MAJOR_CHANGE. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 The path handle has been hooked up to tools other than geometry/pose. Now objects such as force, blend, null, pathcv, microphone, subnet, and sound all can use path handle. Tue. October 21, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 The d_houdini.so display driver for prman no longer outputs to disk files (in PRISMS .pic format). Now, all output is sent to mplay, regardless of the filename. Mon. October 20, 2003
Houdini 6.2.21 The display driver for prman (provided by proto_install) has been modified. The new driver is improved in that it now supports output of floating point channels, short channels without quantization directly to mplay. It is also tile based (as opposed to scanline based). This means that more accurate data will be presented in mplay in a more interactive fashion.

However, at the current time, the new driver will no longer output to PRISMS .pic files. It will only output images to mplay.

Mon. October 20, 2003
Houdini 6.2.20 Fixed bug introduced in 6.1.147 where CaptureEdit and CapturePaint SOPs need not properly update themselves when captured bones were renamed. Mon. October 20, 2003
Houdini 6.2.20 Fixed bug where doing a "Create Parameter" or "Create Constant" operation from the MMB menu on a VOP input button would sometimes cause the new VOP to appear way up and to the left of the originating VOP. Mon. October 20, 2003
Houdini 6.2.20 There is a new "On Input Changed" script on the Events page of the Type Properties dialog. This script is run whenever an input to an operator of the given type is changed. The script is passed the full path of the node that was changed, and the operator type of the node that was changed. Mon. October 20, 2003
Houdini 6.2.20 It is now possible to drag and drop string parameters from within a parameter dialog. It is also possible to drag and drop parameters that are disabled. Mon. October 20, 2003